ACS-Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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ACS-Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Editor: Valerie W. Rusch

AME Publishing Company (2017)
ISBN-13: 978-9887784036
Hardcover: 136 pages
Language: English
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This book is about a scientific, personal and cultural journey built upon many personal sacrifices and difficulties. The text is well-written and well-edited, providing relevant information for experienced uniportal surgeons as well as others interested in adopting the uniportal approach. This is an outstanding reference, one that will be extremely useful for the modern management of lung cancer in the era of lung cancer screening, as there will be an increased focus on optimizing the advantages of minimally invasive strategies. This book offers a comprehensive compilation of recent uniportal VATS articles authored by the pioneers of the technique and by some of the most experienced specialists in this field.


Valerie W. Rusch Chief, Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers;
Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Professor of Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Table of Contents
Systematic Review
Systematic review of trimodality therapy for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma
Featured Article
Do we need a revised staging system for malignant pleural mesothelioma? Analysis of the IASLC database
Research Highlights
Biomarkers and prognostic factors for mesothelioma
Novel radiation therapy approaches in malignant pleural mesothelioma
Important recent insights into the genetics and biology of malignant pleural mesothelioma
Mesothelin-targeted immunotherapies for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Radical pleurectomy and photodynamic therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Radical surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma: have we identi ed the appropriate selection tools?
Pleurectomy/decortication, chemotherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: rationale for multimodality therapy incorporating lung-sparing surgery
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: an epidemiological perspective
Standardizing surgical treatment in malignant pleural mesothelioma
Multimodality therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: a review of current management and a look to the future
In ammation in malignant mesothelioma - friend or foe?
Art of Operative Techniques
Extrapleural pneumonectomy and extended pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma: the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center approach
Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Video-atlas of extrapleural pneumonectomy
Video-assisted thoracoscopic extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Video-atlas of radical pleurectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Safeguards and Pitfalls
Technical pitfalls and solutions in extrapleural pneumonectomy
ACS Patient Page
MPM: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma