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Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2011 May;78(2):92-111. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 13.

Malignant pleural mesothelioma: the standard of care and challenges for future management.

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  • 1Long Oncologisch Netwerk Gent (LONG), Department of Respiratory Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium. jan.vanmeerbeeck@ugent.be

Abstract

This review addresses the management of MPM. In an introductory section, the etiology, epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis and staging of MPM will be reviewed. The evidence was collected by a systematic analysis of the literature (2000-2009) using the databases Medline (National Library of Medicine, USA), Embase (Elsevier, Netherlands), Cochrane Library (Great Britain), National Guideline Clearinghouse (USA), HTA Database (International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment - INAHTA), NIH database (USA), International Pleural Mesothelioma Program - WHOLIS (WHO Database) with the following keywords and filters: pleura, cancer, mesothelioma, guidelines, treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, palliation, supportive care, pleurodesis, review.

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