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

Medicine

Journal of General Practice

Author(s): van Meerbeeck JP, Scherpereel A, Surmont VF, Baas P, van Meerbeeck JP, Scherpereel A, Surmont VF, Baas P

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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. 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Crit Rev Oncol Hematol and referenced in Journal of General Practice

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