Frequency of use and predictors of cancer-directed surgery in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma in a community-based (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results [SEER]) population Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Neoplasms
  • SEER Program

abstract

  • The rate of surgical intervention in the community is lower compared with tertiary referral centers. Age, stage, and race predict the likelihood of receiving cancer-directed surgery. A lower rate of cancer-directed surgery and worse overall outcome were observed in black patients. As part of quality assurance, referral of patients to centers with multidisciplinary programs that include thoracic surgical expertise should be considered.

publication date

  • October 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181f1903e

PubMed ID

  • 20871264

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1649

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 5

number

  • 10