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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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P. Baas, D. Fennell, K. M. Kerr, P. E. Van Schil, R. L. Haas and S. Peters on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee

The ESMO Guidelines Committee provides an update to its guidelines for evaluation and management of malignant pleural mesothelioma.  They recommend against screening.  A biopsy demonstrating tissue invasion is required for a definitive diagnosis.  Definitions for different extents of surgical radicality are provided.  No specific recommendations for the extent of surgery are provided, indicating the presence of equipoise at this time.

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