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Understanding the New Multimodality Prognostic Score (MMPS) in Mesothelioma

Understanding the New Multimodality Prognostic Score (MMPS) in Mesothelioma

The Multimodality Prognostic Score (MMPS) is a new tool for evidence-based mesothelioma treatment. It has given clinicians and surgeons a new guideline in multimodality treatment. The treatment options for mesothelioma are many. Often, one treatment alone cannot control cancer so many treatment types are required. Multimodal therapy can be tailored to each patient’s case. The Multimodality Prognostic Score (MMPS) has an update. It is a tool in the clinician’s toolbox for outlining a treatment plan. Surgical Options Surgery is a common treatment option for malignant pleural mesothelioma. There are two surgeries that are most common. The first is pleurectomy and decortication (P/D) surgery. The second is an extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). Pleurectomy and decortication surgery (P/D) is a common pleural mesothelioma … Continue reading Understanding the New Multimodality Prognostic Score (MMPS) in Mesothelioma »