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  • Condition: Nonsquamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Journal: Thoracic cancer
  • Treatment Used: Bevacizumab plus Chemotherapy
  • Number of Patients: 20
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In this study, researchers evaluated the safety and effectiveness of using bevacizumab plus chemotherapy for the treatment of nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion that cannot otherwise be controlled.
  • Condition: Malignant Pleural Effusions
  • Journal: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
  • Treatment Used: Various
  • Number of Patients: 5507
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In this study, researchers sought to determine the best treatment for malignant pleural effusions in patients with cancer.
  • Condition: Epithelioid Mesothelioma with High Clonal PD-L1 Expression and EML4-ALK Rearrangement
  • Journal: Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Treatment Used: Anti-PD-1 Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report discusses a 45-year-old woman diagnosed with malignant epithelioid pleural mesothelioma with brain metastasis and peritoneal carcinosis, refractory to initial standard chemotherapy treatment treated with the anti-PD1 agent, pembrolizumab.
  • Condition: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
  • Journal: Expert opinion on biological therapy
  • Treatment Used: Nivolumab
  • Number of Patients: 294
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This study identified characteristics associated with disease-specific survival (DSS), time-to-treatment failure (TTF), objective responses (OR) and progressive disease (PD) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with nivolumab.
  • Condition: Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Journal: Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases
  • Treatment Used: pleurodesis
  • Number of Patients: 183
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The purpose of the study was to describe quality of life status before and after pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural effusion.
  • Condition: Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Journal: Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Treatment Used: Cediranib
  • Number of Patients: 92
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This trial evaluated the effectiveness of Cediranib in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma.
  • Condition: Thoracic Surgery for Carcinomas
  • Journal: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen
  • Treatment Used: Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy (HITOC)
  • Number of Patients: 0
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This study discusses hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITOC) as an additive procedure after surgical cytoreduction of the pleural tumor manifestation.
  • Condition: Mesothelioma
  • Journal: La Radiologia medica
  • Treatment Used: Extra-Pleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) and Adjuvant Radiotherapy (RT) Using Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IG-IMRT)
  • Number of Patients: 54
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This study assessed the outcome of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT), using the most advanced radiotherapeutic techniques, namely image-guided intensity-modulated RT (IG-IMRT).
  • Condition: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Journal: The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • Treatment Used: Chemotherapy Before Versus After Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 361
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In this study, researchers compared the effectiveness of having chemotherapy before versus after surgery for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
  • Condition: EGFR Mutation-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  • Journal: Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Treatment Used: Gefitinib
  • Number of Patients: 50
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This study evaluated the effectiveness of continuation of gefitinib (chemotherapy) in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC; any type of epithelial lung cancer other than small cell lung carcinoma) beyond progression.
  • Condition: Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Journal: The Lancet. Respiratory medicine
  • Treatment Used: Aggressive vs. Symptom-Guided Drainage
  • Number of Patients: 87
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This study compared aggressive versus symptom-guided drainage via indwelling pleural catheters in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion (fluid in the lungs).
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