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Cancer

December 18, 2019
The PulMiCC is a randomized clinical trial that tried to build more evidence for performing pulmonary metastasectomy in patients affected by advanced colorectal cancer and previously treated with curative intent. Unfortunately, the trial was stopped earlier becasue of poor recruitment and high drop out rate.
October 17, 2019
A coalition of international organizations dealing with cancer and sports medicine have updated recommendations, stating that exercise may help prevent cancer and can improve survival in patients with cancer. Methods of implementation are discussed.
August 21, 2019
An interesting discussion in this manuscript of a case-control study of 666 subjects.
August 20, 2019
Interesting follow-up study of 208 pulmonary ground -glass opacities in 160 subjects, with a yield of three adenocardinomas.
August 8, 2019
A detailed and robust meta-analysis asserting lack of strong evidence supporting either modality.
February 6, 2019
Park and colleagues evaluated the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for thymic cancers, comparing postoperative outcomes and long-term survival between 102 matched pairs of patients who underwent either upfront resection or resection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
January 28, 2019
The authors describe the surgical resection of a chest wall dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and reconstruction using deltopectoral fasciocutaneous flaps.
April 9, 2018
The authors present a video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a left lower lobe multifocal lung cancer, followed by a discussion of the management of multifocal lung cancer.
April 5, 2018
Bhatnagar and colleagues randomized patients with malignant pleural effusion in order to test an outpatient approach to pleurodesis. All patients had indwelling pleural catheters placed for drainage, and they received a daily administration of either talc slurry or placebo through the catheter on an outpatient basis.
February 23, 2018
A comprehensive review of pleural diseases from the internists' viewpoint. Relevant to surgeons in the sense of referrals for empyema, pleural effusions, and other traditional surgical problems that are now often dealt with revitalised internist-led options such as office pleuroscopy/pleurodesis.

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