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Mesothelioma Debate: Surgery Offers the Best Outcome

Friday, March 24, 2017

Paul Van Schil of Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium, argues that surgery offers the best outcome for patients with mesothelioma. Dr. Van Schil reviews the evidence from surgical trials, noting a shift in practice towards extended pleurectomy-decortication. This is the counter argument to Robert Rintoul’s talk asserting that the role of surgery with respect to mesothelioma is to palliate only.

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs. 

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