An unusually large pleural mesothelioma with an outstanding clinical response and long lasting survival: A case report and literature review

Nicoletta Zilembo, Milena Vitali, Filippo Pietrantonio, Marco Platania, Michele Del Vecchio, Emilio Bajetta

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Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a neoplasm characterized by an increasing incidence and poor prognosis. When surgical treatment cannot be performed, systemic chemotherapy remains the main therapeutic option. Here we report the case of a 41-year-old female patient with epithelioid malignant pleural mesothelioma who was treated with carboplatin and pemetrexed despite her critical condition. She showed an impressive response to this first-line chemotherapy and, after disease progression, to further chemotherapy with gemcitabine and vinorelbine. She is still alive, with unexpectedly long-lasting survival. Free full text available at www.tumorionline.it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
JournalTumori
Volume96
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Mesothelioma treatment
  • Mesothelium cancer
  • Pleural mesothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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