volume 2, issue 8, PS595 2007
DOI: 10.1097/01.jto.0000283729.19664.48
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Abstract: Introduction: MPM is a rare neoplasia but with an increasing incidence. It is primarly associated with asbestos exposure and it is characterized by a poor prognosis both due to its aggressiveness and to the lack of effective effective treatments. Surgery plays a pivotal role in the treatment of the early stage disease; the role of chemotherapy (CT) and local radiation (RT) is controversial both in the adjuvant and advanced setting. Recent availability of more effective drugs has allowed a renewed interest in m…

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