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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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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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Treatment and Outcomes of Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma: A Contemporary Review of 103 Published Cases.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2018 November 29 [Link] McGehee E, Gerber DE, Reisch J, Dowell JE Abstract Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare cancer for which there is no consensus on treatment. We evaluated and summarized a large contemporary population of published PPM cases to characterize risk factors, treatment patterns, and clinical outcomes. Using Ovid […]

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A randomized phase II study of pleurectomy/decortication preceded or followed by (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (EORTC 1205).

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Raskin J, Surmont V, Cornelissen R, Baas P, van Schil PEY, van Meerbeeck JP Abstract Radical multimodality treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is controversial, with intense debate (but lack of data) about which surgical procedure to perform [extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (PD)], if any. In order […]

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Real-life treatment practice for malignant pleural mesothelioma in Belgium.

Lung Cancer 2018 November [Link] Rosskamp M, Macq G, Nackaerts K, Praet M, Van Eycken L, Van Meerbeeck JP, De Schutter H Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer, for which treatment is often limited to palliative combination chemotherapy. Multimodality-therapy, including radical surgery, is largely restricted to clinical trials, leaving […]

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Multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

F1000Research 2018 October 22 [Link] Berzenji L, Van Schil P Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease of the pleura and is largely related to asbestos exposure. Despite recent advancements in technologies and a greater understanding of the disease, the prognosis of MPM remains poor; the median overall survival rate is about 6 […]

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Apatinib for salvage treatment of advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma: A case report.

Medicine 2018 November [Link] Du Z, Yu Y, Wu D, Zhang G, Wang Y, He L, Meng R Abstract RATIONALE: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is rare cancer and has a poor prognosis with resistance to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Until now there is no standard third-line treatment for patients who have failed second-line therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: […]

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Experimental study of the inhibition effect of CXCL12/CXCR4 in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Investigative Medicine 2018 October 26 [Link] Li J, Li T, Li S, Xie L, Yang YL, Lin Q, Kadoch O, Li H, Hou S, Xu Z Abstract Previous studies have demonstrated that CXCL12/CXCR4 axis is closely related to tumors such as malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This research was conducted in order to detect […]

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BAMLET kills chemotherapy-resistant mesothelioma cells, holding oleic acid in an activated cytotoxic state.

PloS One 2018 August 29 [Link] Rath EM, Cheng YY, Pinese M, Sarun KH, Hudson AL, Weir C, Wang YD, Håkansson AP, Howell VM, Liu GJ, Reid G, Knott RB, Duff Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis. Here we have investigated in vitro efficacy of BAMLET and BLAGLET complexes (anti-cancer […]

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Current treatments and trials in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

The Clinical Respiratory Journal 2018 July 12 [Link] Bibby AC, Maskell NA Abstract OBJECTIVES: This article aims to review the evidence from recent clinical trials in mesothelioma, and to provide an overview of relevant clinical trials that are currently in progress. DATA SOURCE: Ovid MEDLINE, 1946 to present. STUDY SELECTION: Clinical trials of therapeutic interventions […]

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