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BTS statement on malignant mesothelioma in the UK, 2007

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  • Abbreviations:
    CALGB
    Cancer and Leukaemia Group B
    CT
    computed tomography
    EORTC
    European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
    EPP
    extrapleural pneumonectomy
    FDG
    18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose
    IIDB
    industrial injuries disablement benefit
    MARS
    Mesothelioma And Radical Surgery
    MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
    PET
    positron emission tomography
    PS
    performance status
    RECIST
    Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours
    SMRP
    soluble mesothelin-related proteins
    SUV
    standardised uptake value
    VATS
    video-assisted thoracic surgery