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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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 us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Thoracic Surgery Research Unit

(877) 526-9172

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Additional contact information

Cancer-related trials contact form

Phone: 855-776-0015 (toll-free)

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