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Clinical Features in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma With 5-Year Survival and Evaluation of Original Diagnoses

Clinical Lung Cancer 2020 May 23 [Link] Juuso Paajanen, Sanna Laaksonen, Ilkka Ilonen, Tapio Vehmas, Mikko I Mäyränpää, Eva Sutinen, Eeva Kettunen, Jarmo A Salo, Jari Räsänen, Henrik Wolff, Marjukka Myllärniemi Abstract Introduction: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a fatal malignancy strongly associated with previous asbestos exposure. Overall survival remains dismal, partly owing to poor […]

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A Phase II Trial of Alisertib (MLN8237) in Salvage Malignant Mesothelioma

The Oncologist 2020 July 1 [Link] Carl M Gay, Yanhong Zhou, J Jack Lee, Xi Ming Tang, Wei Lu, Ignacio I Wistuba, Renata Ferrarotto, Don L Gibbons, Bonnie S Glisson, Merrill S Kies, George R Simon, John V Heymach, Anne S Tsao Abstract Lessons learned: Treatment with the Aurora kinase A inhibitor yields often durable […]

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Lamellar Inclusions within Hyperplastic Endoplasmic Reticulum in Benign Mesothelial Cells

Acta Cytologica 2020 June 29 [Link] Simon Haefliger, Deepali Jain, Thomas Menter, Tatjana Vlajnic, Spasenija Savic Prince, Helmut Hopfer, Michael J Mihatsch, Lukas Bubendorf Abstract Introduction: In effusion cytology, mesothelial cells can occasionally present with striking intracytoplasmic accumulation of rod- and crystal-like cytoplasmic lamellar inclusions (LIs). Their nature and function are poorly understood, and their […]

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Questioning the Prognostic Role of BAP-1 Immunohistochemistry in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Single Center Experience With Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Lung Cancer 2020 June 21 [Link] Luca Cantini, Federica Pecci, Alberto Murrone, Marco Tomasetti, Cecilia Copparoni, Ilaria Fiordoliva, Francesca Morgese, Silvia Rinaldi, Paola Mazzanti, Corrado Rubini, Alessia Cimadamore, Francesca Barbisan, Riccardo Giampieri, Marina Scarpelli, Lory Santarelli, Rossana Berardi Abstract Introduction: The prognostic role of BRCA1 associated protein-1 (BAP1) expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is […]

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Genomic Profiling of Multiple Primary Cancers Including Synchronous Lung Adenocarcinoma and Bilateral Malignant Mesotheliomas: Identification of a Novel BAP1 Germline Variant

Pathology International 2020 June 24 [Link] Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Shinji Kohsaka, Hidenori Kage, Katsutoshi Oda, Kiyoshi Miyagawa, Jun Nakajima, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Hiroyuki Mano, Tetsuo Ushiku Abstract We report a case with a rare combination of synchronous lung adenocarcinoma and bilateral malignant pleural mesotheliomas in a 70-year-old male without asbestos exposure. He metachronously developed peritoneal malignant mesothelioma, […]

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Secondary Renal Amyloidosis Associated With Asbestos-Related Pleuropulmonary Diseases

CEN Case Reports 2020 June 13 [Link] Ryoko Shibata, Tomomi Ozaki, Kazuhiro Tada, Takashi Aoyama, Maho Watanabe, Naoko Himuro, Koji Takahashi, Kenji Ito, Tetsuhiko Yasuno, Katsuhisa Miyake, Kosuke Masutani, Noriko Uesugi, Kazuki Nabeshima, Hitoshi Nakashima Abstract Here, we present a 67-year-old Japanese man who developed insidious-onset nephrotic syndrome. He had a history of occupational asbestos […]

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NTRK and ALK Rearrangements in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumours and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer 2020 May 24 [Link] Jose Luis Leal, Geoffrey Peters, Marcin Szaumkessel, Trishe Leong, Khashayar Asadi, Gareth Rivalland, Hongdo Do, Clare Senko, Paul L Mitchell, Chai Zi Quing, Alexander Dobrovic, Bibhusal Thapa, Thomas John Abstract Objectives: Gene rearrangements involving NTRK1, NTRK2, NTRK3, ROS1 and ALK have been identified in many types of cancer, including […]

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Genomic-based Ancillary Assays Offer Improved Diagnostic Yield of Effusion Cytology With Potential Challenges in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Pathology International 2020 June 15 [Link] Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Makoto Hamasaki, Shinji Matsumoto, Masayo Yoshimura, Ayuko Sato, Tohru Tsujimura, Toshiaki Kamei, Kunimitsu Kawahara, Kazuki Nabeshima Abstract BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) or methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) immunohistochemistry (IHC) or 9p21 fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are useful for the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, the effect […]

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Cisplatin Plus Pemetrexed Therapy and Subsequent Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Administration for Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Without Pleural Lesions: Case Report

Medicine 2020 May 29 [Link] Hiroaki Ikushima, Toshio Sakatani, Sayaka Ohara, Hideyuki Takeshima, Hajime Horiuchi, Teppei Morikawa, Kazuhiro Usui Abstract Rationale: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis and has no recommended therapy after first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. Moreover, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on peritoneal mesothelioma remains to be […]

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HEG1, BAP1, and MTAP Are Useful in Cytologic Diagnosis of Malignant Mesothelioma With Effusion

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 May 22 [Link] Kenzo Hiroshima, Di Wu, Shinji Hamakawa, Shingo Tsuruoka, Daisuke Ozaki, Hideki Orikasa, Mizue Hasegawa, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine, Yoko Yonemori, Kazuki Nabeshima, Shoutaro Tsuji, Yohei Miyagi, Kohzoh Imai Abstract Background: The specificity and sensitivity of HEG1 for malignant mesothelioma (MM) is high. The use of BAP1/MTAP immunohistochemistry (IHC) is […]

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