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A Case Report of Primary Pericardial Malignant Mesothelioma Treated with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin.

Journal of Korean Medical Science 2017 November [Link] Kim JS, Lim SY, Hwang J, Kang EJ, Choi YJ Abstract Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma (PPM) is a very rare malignancy, with an incidence of less than 0.002% and represents less than 5% of all mesotheliomas. The cause of pericardial mesothelioma is uncertain that differ from pleural […]

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Estimation of the global burden of mesothelioma deaths from incomplete national mortality data

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Odgerel CO, Takahashi K, Sorahan T, Driscoll T, Fitzmaurice C, Yoko-O M, Sawanyawisuth K, Furuya S, Tanaka F, Horie S, Zandwijk NV, Takala J Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is increasingly recognised as a global health issue and the assessment of its global burden is warranted. […]

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Ambient Asbestos Fiber Concentrations and Long-Term Trends in Pleural Mesothelioma Incidence between Urban and Rural Areas in the United States (1973-2012)

Risk Analysis 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Glynn ME, Keeton KA, Gaffney SH, Sahmel J Abstract Over the past 40 years, measured ambient asbestos concentrations in the United States have been higher in urban versus rural areas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether variations in ambient asbestos concentrations have influenced […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Marked Lymphatic Involvement: A Report of Two Autopsy Cases

Case Reports in Oncological Medicine 2017 [Epub 2017 May 29] [Link] Ideguchi R, Ashizawa K, Akashi S, Shindo M, Minami K, Fukuda T, Irie J, Fukuda M, Uetani M Abstract We herein report two cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with marked lymphangiosis. The patients included a 68-year-old man and a 67-year-old man who both had […]

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Mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after exposure – Evidence from long-term epidemiological observation

Lung Cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2017 June [Epub 2017 March 27] [Link] Świątkowska B, Szeszenia-Dąbrowska N Abstract BACKGROUND: Because asbestos dust is considered one of the most dangerous types of dust for people’s health, issues related to the effects of asbestos exposure still remain questions about the role of cessation of exposure. OBJECTIVES: The aim of […]

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Multiple malignant epithelioid mesotheliomas of the liver and greater omentum: a case report and review of the literature

Surgical Case Reports [Epub May 10] [Link] Minami K, Okumura H, Hiwatashi K, Matsukita S, Setoyama T, Minamimagari K, Tsuruta Y, Kanetsuki I, Ogura Y, Maenohara S, Natsugoe S Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the […]

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Fibronectin and Hepatocyte Growth Factor Produced by Lung Fibroblasts Augment Migration and Invasion of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Cells

Anticancer Research 2017 May [Link] Kanaji N, Kita N, Kadowaki N, Bandoh S Abstract BACKGROUND: The interaction between fibroblasts and malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) cells is not well understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lung fibroblasts (HFL1, MRC5 and IMR90) and MPM cells (H28, H226 and H2052) were cultured under serum-free conditions and the resulting culture media […]

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Significant Clinical Benefit of Pemetrexed-based Chemotherapy for Advanced Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: A Case Presentation

Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology 2017 January-March [Link] Peitl M, Seiwerth S, Bašić-Koretić M, Šantek F Abstract Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is generally an understudied disease, largely because most molecular and clinical studies of mesothelioma have been conducted in patients with the more common malignant pleural mesothelioma. We present the case of […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: single-institution experience of 101 patients over a 15-year period.

Acta Chirugica Belgica 2017 June [Link] Domen A, De Laet C, Vanderbruggen W, Gielis J, Hendriks JM, Lauwers P, Janssens A, Hiddinga B, Van Meerbeeck JP, Van Schil PE Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare but aggressive neoplasm that typically originates from the mesothelial surfaces of the pleural cavity. Exposure to asbestos […]

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Pericardial mesothelioma presenting as a suspected ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Portuguese Journal of Cardiology 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Barroso AS, Leite S, Friões F, Vasconcelos M, Azevedo D, Baldaia H, Amorim MJ, DiasP Abstract Primary cardiac and pericardial tumors are rare entities with an autopsy frequency of 0.001-0.03%. Metastases to the heart and pericardium are much more common than primary tumors. Malignant […]

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