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HMGB1 targeting by ethyl pyruvate suppresses malignant phenotype of human mesothelioma

Oncotarget 2017 February 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Pellegrini L, Xue J1 Larson D, Pastorino S, Jube S, Forest KH, Saad-Jube ZS, Napolitano A, Pagano I, Negi VS, Bianchi ME, Morris P, Pass HI, Gaudino G, Carbone M, Yang H Abstract Human malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos and erionite […]

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Validation of Progression-Free Survival as a Surrogate Endpoint for Overall Survival in Malignant Mesothelioma: Analysis of Cancer and Leukemia Group B and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (Alliance) Trials.

Oncologist 2017 February 10 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Wang X1, Wang X, Hodgson L, George SL, Sargent DJ, Foster NR, Kishor Ganti A, Stinchcombe TE, Crawford J, Kratzke R, Adjei AA, Kindler HL, Vokes EE, Pang H Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether progression-free survival (PFS) can be considered […]

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Paclitaxel-releasing mesenchymal stromal cells inhibit in vitro proliferation of human mesothelioma cells.

Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2017 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Petrella F, Coccè V, Masia C, Milani M, Salè E, Alessandri G, Parati 4, Sisto F, Pentimalli F, Brini AT, Pessina A, Spaggiari L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare fatal asbestos-related malignancy originating in the mesothelial cells of the pleura. A […]

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Chest ultrasonography in health surveillance of asbestos-related lung diseases.

Toxicology and Industrial Health 2017 January [Epub ahead ofprint] [Link] Smargiassi A, Pasciuto G, Pedicelli I, Lo Greco E, Calvello M, Inchingolo R, Schifino G, Capoluongo P, Patriciello P, Manno M, Cirillo A, Corbo GM, Soldati G, Iavicoli I Abstract OBJECTIVES: Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to different lung diseases, such as pleural thickening […]

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Metachronous Uterine Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma and Peritoneal Mesothelioma in Lynch Syndrome: A Case Report

International Journal of Surgical Pathology 2016 November [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Lu Y, Milchgrub S, Khatri G, Gopal P Abstract Lynch syndrome is a hereditary disease with germline mutation in a DNA mismatch repair gene, most often presenting with colorectal and/or endometrial carcinomas; however, the spectrum of Lynch syndrome-associated tumors is expanding. In this […]

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Mentored experience of establishing a national peritoneal malignancy programme – Experience of first 50 operative cases

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 November [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Chang KH, Kazanowski M, Staunton O, Cahill RA, Moran BJ, Shields C, Mulsow J Abstract BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) are considered standard of care for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and selected patients with colorectal peritoneal metastases (CPM) or peritoneal […]

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The role of surgical intervention in lung cancer with carcinomatous pleuritis

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2016 November [Link] Fukui T, Yokoi K Abstract Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) associated with carcinomatous pleuritis are currently classified as having stage IV disease per the 7th edition of the tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) system, which means that the disease is deemed incurable. In fact, the 5-year survival rate of […]

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Anthophyllite asbestos: state of the science review

Journal of applied Toxicology 2017 January [Epub 2016 July 11] [Link] Gaffney SH, Grespin M, Garnick L, Drechsel DA, Hazan R, Paustenbach DJ, Simmons BD Abstract Anthophyllite is an amphibole form of asbestos historically used in only a limited number of products. No published resource currently exists that offers a complete overview of anthophyllite toxicity […]

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Accelerated cell cycle progression of human regulatory T cell-like cell line caused by continuous exposure to asbestos fibers

International Journal of Oncology 2016 November 22 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Lee S, Matsuzaki H, Maeda M, Yamamoto S, Kumagai-Takei N, Hatayama T, Ikeda M, Yoshitome K, Nishimura Y, Otsuki T Abstract Asbestos exposure causes malignant tumors such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Based on our hypothesis in which continuous exposure to asbestos […]

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Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 November 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Merler E, Somigliana A, Girardi P, Barbieri PG Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. METHODS: The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 male MPMs. […]

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