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Chest Wall - Tumors

December 13, 2017
As many will recall, world chess champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM's Deep Blue computer in 1997.  Now machine-learning algorithms have bested trained pathologists in differentiating between benign and malignant changes in sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients.  We can expect to see increasing involvement of AI in pathology as well
February 26, 2017
Padova and Bologna groups present an interesting cohort of patients treated with cadaveric cryopreserved sternocondral allograft for reconstruction of the anterior chest wall. 
July 7, 2016
Computer-assisted surgery and intraoperative navigation are novel tools used to enhance patient treatment and surgical safety.
November 3, 2015
Here is a nice video of an extrapleuralpneumonectomy 
June 12, 2015
This meta-analysis of published studies evaluated outcomes of multimodality therapy including resection for superior sulcus NSCLC invading the spine.  134 articles were evaluated, which included 135 patients.  63% had induction therapy, and all underwent en bloc resection.  52% had adjuvant therapy.  Survival at 3,5, and 10 years was 57%, 42%, and 27
October 9, 2014
This paper presents an update on diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in malignant pleural mesothelioma considering also recent molecular biologic achievements as microRNA and genomic sequencing.