Vol 5, No 11 (June 2017): Annals of Translational Medicine (Focus on “Mesothelioma”)

Preface on Mesothelioma

Special issue: mesothelioma
Andrea S. Wolf, Raja M. Flores

Original Article on Mesothelioma

The impact of surgical approach on quality of life for pleural malignant mesothelioma
Rebecca M. Schwartz, Alexis Watson, Andrea Wolf, Raja Flores, Emanuela Taioli

Review Article on Mesothelioma

Intra-abdominal manifestations of pleural mesothelioma
Paul H. Sugarbaker
Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) vs. pleurectomy decortication (P/D)
Hasan Fevzi Batirel
Intraoperative intracavitary hyperthermic chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Kazunori Okabe
Environmental asbestos exposure and risk of mesothelioma
Curtis W. Noonan
Overview of treatment related complications in malignant pleural mesothelioma
David J. Murphy, Ritu R. Gill
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a review
Joseph Kim, Shanel Bhagwandin, Daniel M. Labow
A nuanced view of extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Isabelle Opitz, Walter Weder
Mesothelioma: recent highlights
Michele Carbone, Haining Yang
The Cappadocia mesothelioma epidemic: its influence in Turkey and abroad
Salih A. Emri
Randomized controlled trials in malignant pleural mesothelioma surgery—mistakes made and lessons learned
David A. Waller, Alan G. Dawson
Volumetric assessment in malignant pleural mesothelioma
David J. Murphy, Ritu R. Gill
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: adjuvant therapy with radiation therapy
Kenneth E. Rosenzweig
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: predictors and staging
William G. Richards
Diagnosis and prognosis—review of biomarkers for mesothelioma
Huan H. Sun, Allen Vaynblat, Harvey I. Pass

Perspective on Mesothelioma

Novel immunotherapy clinical trials in malignant pleural mesothelioma
Zachary E. Tano, Navin K. Chintala, Xiaoyu Li, Prasad S. Adusumilli
Pleurectomy and decortication
Tedi Vlahu, Wicki T. Vigneswaran


The focused issue“Mesothelioma” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Translational Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Andrea S. Wolf and Raja M. Flores served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.