Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline Journal Article

Authors: Kindler, H. L.; Ismaila, N.; Armato, S. G. 3rd; Bueno, R.; Hesdorffer, M.; Jahan, T.; Jones, C. M.; Miettinen, M.; Pass, H.; Rimner, A.; Rusch, V.; Sterman, D.; Thomas, A.; Hassan, R.
Article Title: Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline
Abstract: PurposeTo provide evidence-based recommendations to practicing physicians and others on the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma.MethodsASCO convened an Expert Panel of medical oncology, thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pulmonary, pathology, imaging, and advocacy experts to conduct a literature search, which included systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and prospective and retrospective comparative observational studies published from 1990 through 2017. Outcomes of interest included survival, disease-free or recurrence-free survival, and quality of life. Expert Panel members used available evidence and informal consensus to develop evidence-based guideline recommendations.ResultsThe literature search identified 222 relevant studies to inform the evidence base for this guideline.RecommendationsEvidence-based recommendations were developed for diagnosis, staging, chemotherapy, surgical cytoreduction, radiation therapy, and multimodality therapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.Additional information is available at and
Keywords: phase-ii trial; quality-of-life; randomized controlled-trial; program; modulated radiation-therapy; intraoperative hyperthermic cisplatin; emission; pemetrexed plus cisplatin; expanded access; forthcoming 8th edition; staging project proposals; tomography/computed tomography
Journal Title: Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume: 36
Issue: 13
ISSN: 0732-183X
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology  
Date Published: 2018-05-01
Start Page: 1343
End Page: 1373
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000433528700012
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2017.76.6394
PUBMED: 29346042
Notes: Article -- Source: Wos
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  1. Valerie W Rusch
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  2. Andreas Rimner
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