A Study of Staging Procedures to Diagnose Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare whether surgical staging is more accurate than imaging procedures when diagnosing malignant lung mesothelioma.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Provides informed consent
  • >18 years of age
  • Deemed competent for making medical decisions
  • Scheduled to undergo a staging pleuroscopy
  • Is a surgical candidate
  • A negative pregnancy test is required in women of child-bearing potential, as standard of care.

Exclusion Criteria

  • < 18 years old


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Dennis Wigle, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Thoracic Surgery Research Unit

(877) 526-9172

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