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Landmark Trials in the Surgical Management of Mesothelioma

Abstract

The treatment of mesothelioma has evolved slowly over the last 20 years. While surgery as a standalone treatment has fallen out of favor, the importance of multimodality treatment consisting of combinations of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery have become more common in operable, fit patients. In this review, we discuss trials in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation that have shaped contemporary multimodality treatment of this difficult malignancy, and we touch on the new and emerging immunotherapeutic and targeted agents that may change the future treatment of this disease. We also review the multimodality treatment regimens, with particular attention to trimodality therapy and neoadjuvant hemithoracic radiation strategies.

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Kantor, T., Wakeam, E. Landmark Trials in the Surgical Management of Mesothelioma. Ann Surg Oncol 28, 2037–2047 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-09589-5

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