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Loss of BAP1 Expression in Atypical Mesothelial Proliferations Helps to Predict Malignant Mesothelioma

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Pillappa R, Maleszewski JJ, Sukov WR, Bedroske PP, Greipp PT, Boland JM, Yi ES, Peikert T, Aubry MC, Roden AC Abstract Distinguishing reactive mesothelial proliferation from malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be difficult, particularly on small biopsies. In this scenario, a diagnosis of […]

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The revised staging system for malignant pleural mesothelioma based on surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database

International Journal of Surgery 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Wang S, Ma K, Wang Q, Sun F, Shi Y, Zhan C, Jiang W Abstract BACKGROUND: Several staging systems for MPM have been introduced. However, none of them provide perfect survival stratification among heterogeneous patients. The aim of this population-based cohort study was to […]

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The value of delayed phase enhanced imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2017 August [Link] Patel AM, et.al. Abstract BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can underestimate the presence of local tumor invasion. Since accurate staging is vital optimal choice of therapy, techniques that optimize pleural imaging are needed. Here we estimate the optimal timing of MPM enhancement on magnetic resonance […]

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Prognostic and predictive role of [18 F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) treated with up-front pemetrexed-based chemotherapy.

Cancer Medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Zucali PA, Lopci E, Ceresoli GL, Giordano L, Perrino M, Ciocia G, Gianoncelli L, Lorenzi E, Simonelli M, De Vincenzo F, Setti LR, Bonifacio C, Bonomi M, Bombardieri E, Chiti A, Santoro A Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of metabolic […]

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Clinical staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma: current perspectives

Lung Cancer 2017 August [Link] Bonomi M, De Filippis C, Lopci E, Gianoncelli L, Rizzardi G, Cerchiaro E, Bortolotti L, Zanello A, Ceresoli G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a disease with limited therapeutic options, the management of which is still controversial. Diagnosis is usually made by thoracoscopy, which allows multiple biopsies with histological […]

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Tremelimumab as second-line or third-line treatment in relapsed malignant mesothelioma (DETERMINE): a multicentre, international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial

The Lancet.Oncology 2017 July 17 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Maio M, Scherpereel A, Calabrò L, Aerts J, Perez SC, Bearz A, Nackaerts K, Fennell DA, Kowalski D, Tsao AS, Taylor P, Grosso F, Antonia SJ, Nowak AK, Taboada M, Puglisi M, Stockman PK, Kindler HL Abstract BACKGROUND: New therapeutic strategies for malignant mesothelioma are […]

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First-line chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus cisplatin for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma

Expert review of anticancer therapy 2017 June 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Fujimoto E, Kijima T, Kuribayashi K, Negi Y, Kanemura S, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Nakano T Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma of peritoneal origin has wider variation in treatment outcomes than mesothelioma of pleural origin, likely because peritoneal mesothelioma comprises borderline malignant […]

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Phase I Trial of Cediranib in combination with cisplatin and pemetrexed in chemo naive patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (SWOG S0905)

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2017 June 6 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tsao AS, Moon J, Wistuba II, Vogelzang NJ, Kalemkerian GP, Redman MW, Gandara DR, Kelly K Abstract BACKGROUND: In malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), targeting angiogenesis, with cediranib, a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) inhibitor, may […]

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Unusual Contiguous Soft Tissue Spread of Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma Detected by FDG PET/CT

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2017 June [Epub 2016 June] [Link] Zhang Y, Edwards J, Williams H, Hao Z, Khleif S, Pucar D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor of mesodermal origin that arises from the serosa of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium or tunica vaginalis. MPM is well known to have a poor […]

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Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of Pegylated Arginine Deiminase, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed in Patients With Argininosuccinate Synthetase 1-Deficient Thoracic Cancers.

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 April [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Beddowes E, Spicer J, Chan PY, Khadeir R, Corbacho JG, Repana D, Steele JP, Schmid P, Szyszko T, Cook G, Diaz M, Feng X, Johnston A, Thomson J, Sheaff M, Wu BW, Bomalaski J, Pacey S, Szlosarek PW Abstract Purpose Pegylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG […]

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