Baylor Study: Mesothelioma ‘Staged Surgical Approach’ Increases Survival

In this study, there were no immediate deaths following the first surgery, and all 14 patients proceeded to the second surgery. There were two patients – both starting with the EPP – who died within 90 days of the abdominal surgery. “When considering bicavitary cytoreductive surgery for mesothelioma, we would recommend only performing ePD and avoiding EPP in this cohort of patients,” authors concluded. Baylor Medical Center thoracic surgeon Dr. R. Taylor Ripley was the lead author of the study. One of the co-authors was surgical oncologist Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, brother of Dr. David Sugarbaker and a pioneer in advancing treatments for peritoneal mesothelioma. He last served at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The post Baylor Study: Mesothelioma ‘Staged Surgical Approach’ Increases Survival appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families.
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