Effective chemotherapy based on a chemosensitivity test for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Yoshimasa Maniwa, Masahiro Yoshimura, Masahiko Takata, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yoshiharu Ohno

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Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive and fatal tumor of the pleura and its incidence has been increasing as a result of the widespread use of asbestos worldwide. Numerous chemotherapeutic agents have been tested in many clinical trials, but the response rate does not exceed 20% for most of the investigated regimens. Here we report a case of MPM in which the chemotherapy based on the chemosensitivity test was very effective on palliation with stable disease for a long time. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 14: 319-321).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 10-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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