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Versican modulates tumor-associated macrophage properties to stimulate mesothelioma growth.

Oncoimmunology 2018 November 2 [Link] Pappas AG, Magkouta S, Pateras IS, Skianis I, Moschos C, Vazakidou ME, Psarra K, Gorgoulis VG, Kalomenidis I Abstract Versican promotes experimental tumor growth through cell- and non cell-autonomous mechanisms. Its role in mesothelioma progression has not been investigated so far. In this study we investigated the impact of tumor-derived […]

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Gene expression profiling of homologous recombination repair pathway indicates susceptibility for olaparib treatment in malignant pleural mesothelioma in vitro.

BMC Cancer 2019 January 30 [Link] Borchert S1, Wessolly M2, Schmeller J2, Mairinger E, Kollmeier J, Hager T, Mairinger T, Herold T, Christoph DC, Walter RFH, Eberhardt WEE, Plönes T, Wohlschlaeger J, Aigner C, Schmid KW, Mairinger FD Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumour arising from pleural cavities with poor prognosis. Multimodality treatment with pemetrexed combined with cisplatin shows unsatisfying response-rates of 40%. The reasons for the […]

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MesoTRAP: a feasibility study that includes a pilot clinical trial comparing video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy decortication with indwelling pleural catheter in patients with trapped lung due to malignant pleural mesothelioma designed to address recruitment and randomisation uncertainties and sample size requirements for a phase III trial.

BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2019 January 5 [Link] Matthews C, Freeman C, Sharples LD, Fox-Rushby J, Tod A, Maskell NA, Edwards JG, Coonar AS, Sivasothy P, Hughes V, Rahman NM, Waller DA, Rintoul RC Abstract INTRODUCTION: One of the most debilitating symptoms of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is dyspnoea caused by pleural effusion. MPM can […]

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Impact of asbestos on public health: a retrospective study on a series of subjects with occupational and non-occupational exposure to asbestos during the activity of Fibronit plant (Broni, Italy).

Journal of Public Health Research 2018 December 20 [Link] Visonà SD, Villani S, Manzoni F, Chen Y, Ardissino G, Russo F, Moretti M, Javan GT, Osculati A Abstract The goal of this study is to understand more about the role of asbestos in causing human diseases, first of all mesothelioma, by investigating a large series […]

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Computed tomography features of local pleural recurrence in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma treated with intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy.

European Radiology 2019 January 28 [Link] Halpenny D, Raj M, Rimner A, Zheng J, Capanu M, Ginsberg MS Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted in order to describe the computed tomography (CT) features of local pleural recurrence in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT) as part of multimodality treatment. METHODS: […]

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Inhibition of collagen production delays malignant mesothelioma tumor growth in a murine model.

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2019 March 5 [Link] Abayasiriwardana KS, Wood MK, Prêle CM, Birnie KA, Robinson BW, Laurent GJ, McAnulty RJ, Mutsaers SE Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive fibrous tumor, predominantly of the pleura, with a very poor prognosis. Cell-matrix interactions are recognized important determinants of tumor growth and invasiveness but the […]

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BAP1 Status Determines the Sensitivity of Malignant Mesothelioma Cells to Gemcitabine Treatment.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2019 January 19 [Link] Guazzelli A, Meysami P, Bakker E, Demonacos C, Giordano A, Krstic-Demonacos M, Mutti L Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MMe) is a cancer with poor prognosis and resistance to standard treatments. Recent reports have highlighted the role of the BRCA1 associated protein 1 gene (BAP1) in the development of MMe. […]

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BAP1 Loss is a Useful Adjunct to Distinguish Malignant Mesothelioma Including the Adenomatoid-like Variant From Benign Adenomatoid Tumors.

Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology 2019 January 11 [Link] Erber R, Warth A, Muley T, Hartmann A, Herpel E, Agaimy A Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) can show areas closely mimicking reactive mesothelial proliferations or recapitulating benign adenomatoid tumors (ATs) making distinction on occasion impossible on morphologic ground alone, particularly in limited biopsy material. Recently, loss […]

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Antagonists of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) inhibit the growth of human malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2019 January 18 [Link] Villanova T, Gesmundo I, Audrito V, Vitale N, Silvagno F, Musuraca C, Righi L, Libener R, Riganti C, Bironzo P, Deaglio S, Papotti M, Cai R, Sha W, Ghigo E, Schally AV, Granata R Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma […]

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Mesothelin-targeted second generation CAR-T cells inhibit growth of mesothelin-expressing tumors in vivo.

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 2019 January [Link] Ye L, Lou Y, Lu L, Fan X Abstract Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and mesothelioma are renowned for being diagnosed at a late stage and poor prognosis. Although surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have yielded successful outcomes, the improvement on the survival rate of NSCLC and mesothelioma have been less marked. […]

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