Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128127247

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

1st Edition

Editors: Antonio Giordano Renato Franco
Paperback ISBN: 9780128127247
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 200
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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Guide for Clinicians is a practical book developed to assist clinicians in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). It encompasses topics such as epidemiology and surveillance evidence, a multimodality imaging assessment of MPM, and molecular mechanisms and treatment of the condition. Additionally, it discusses the future directions for the management of MPM from experts’ experiences. This book is a valuable source for oncologists, cancer researchers, thoracic specialists and several members of the biomedical field who needs to learn more from experts regarding the diagnosis, operative procedures and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Key Features

  • Offers operative procedure sections in each chapter
  • Brings updated information on epidemiology, molecular mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of MPM from experts of the field
  • Provides innovative and prospective approaches for the management of mesotheliomas


Oncologists; cancer researchers; clinicians; thoracic specialists

Table of Contents

1. Epidemiology and surveillance evidence
2. Multimodality Imaging assessment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
3. Surgery of Malignant Pleural Mesotelioma
4. Diagnostic pahology of Malignant Pleural Mesotelioma: cytological, histological, immunohistochemical features
5. Molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Malignant Pleural Mesotelioma: predictive and prognostic factors
6. The treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesotelioma: from the current standard to novel possible therapeutic strategies
7. Future directions in Malignant Pleural Mesotelioma: an overview of the expert opinion


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About the Editor

Antonio Giordano

Dr. Antonio Giordano is an Italian-American pathologist and geneticist, best known for his discovery of Rb2/p130, a tumor suppressor gene. Dr. Giordano is the president, founder and chairman of the board of the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), a nonprofit organization committed to funding excellence in basic genetic research to cure and diagnose cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, and to foster the training of young doctors in a spirit of professionalism and humanism. Dr. Giordano is also the founder and director of the SHRO supported Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, as well as the Center for Biotechnology, which are both located in Temple University's College of Science and Technology. Dr. Giordano is also a 'Chiara fama' professor of pathology in the Department of Medicine, Surgery, and Neuroscience at the University of Siena, Italy where the Temple Summer in Siena Biomedical Research program is based. Dr. Giordano earned his MD from the University of Naples in 1986, and he specialized in Pathology at the University of Trieste, earning his Ph.D in Pathology, summa cum laude.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Renato Franco

Dr. Renato Franco received his MD degree at Naples Federico II University in 1994 and completed his residency in Pathology in 1998. He obtained PhD in Anatomo-Pathological Science in 2003. His post-doctoral activity was developed in cancer biomarkers research and molecular pathology. Now in the National Cancer Institute of Naples his activity is directed to cancer diagnosis and cancer biomarkers research with prognostic and predictive value. Academic activity is related to teaching Histology and Histopathology in Nursing, Laboratories Technicians and Medical Biotechnology Faculties.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Cancer Institute, Italy

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