Retrospective Collection of Clinical Data on Patients Undergoing Thoracic Surgery (H-36302)
The purpose of this clinical trial is to generate and maintain a large, secure database of information on patients and their overall medical experience involving thoracic surgeries, including those for mesothelioma treatment. As more patients are added and the database grows, we will be able to study these data in subsets based on certain commonalities between patients (i.e. all female patients, or all patients with a stage II tumor), looking for trends in prognosis, success and failure. From these data, we will be able to learn what combinations of disease staging, treatment and other patient factors lead to the best results. With these data, we will be able to make informed choices on how to modify our future standards of care to maximize patient success.