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Folic acid phenotype (FAP) is a superior biomarker predicting response to pemetrexed-based chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Oncotarget 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Mairinger FD, Vollbrecht C, Flom E, Christoph DC, Schmid KW, Kollmeier J, Popper HH, Mairinger T, Walter RFH Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumor linked to a dismal prognosis. Even the most effective chemotherapeutical regime of pemetrexed combined with cisplatin leads to a […]

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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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Extended Pleurectomy-Decortication-Based Treatment for Advanced Stage Epithelial Mesothelioma Yielding a Median Survival of Nearly Three Years

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March [Epub November 5] [Link] Friedberg JS, Simone CB 2nd, Culligan MJ, Barsky AR, Doucette A, McNulty S, Hahn SM, Alley E, Sterman DH, Glatstein E, Cengel KA Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess survival for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), epithelial subtype, utilizing […]

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Kdm6a and Kdm6b: Altered expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma

International Journal of Oncology 2017 February 9 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cregan S, Breslin M, Roche G, Wennstedt S, MacDonagh L, Albadri C, Gao Y, O’Byrne KJ, Cuffe S, Finn SP, Gray SG Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare aggressive cancer of the pleura primarily associated with prior exposure to asbestos. The […]

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Long-term regional chemotherapy for patients with epithelial malignant peritoneal mesothelioma results in improved survival

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 Janury 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sugarbaker PH, Chang D Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with about 300 new cases per year in the USA. Its natural history is described as local progression within the peritoneal space in the absence of liver metastases […]

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Paclitaxel-releasing mesenchymal stromal cells inhibit in vitro proliferation of human mesothelioma cells.

Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2017 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Petrella F, Coccè V, Masia C, Milani M, Salè E, Alessandri G, Parati 4, Sisto F, Pentimalli F, Brini AT, Pessina A, Spaggiari L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare fatal asbestos-related malignancy originating in the mesothelial cells of the pleura. A […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Excessive Inflammation and High Level of Interleukin 6 – A Case Report

Cancer & Chemotherapy 2016 November [Link] Miura T, Iida , Igaki , Shiobara H, Matsumoto R, Mitachi K, Miyakawa T, Ohata Y, Saitou K, Irie T, Yamazaki S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare aggressive solid tumor that is invariably incurable. A 23-year-old female patient with ascites, anemia, and high levels of ferritin and CRP […]

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Metabolic response assessment with 18F-FDG-PET/CT is superior to modified RECIST for the evaluation of response to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of of Radiology [2017 January] [Link] Kanemura S, Kuribayashi K, Funaguchi N, Shibata E, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Hasegawa S, Nakano T Abstract PURPOSE: Efficient monitoring of tumor responsiveness to chemotherapy is essential to mitigate high mortality risks and cytotoxic effects of chemotherapeutics. However, there is no consensus on the most […]

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New therapeutic strategies for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Biochemical Pharmacology 2017 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bonelli MA, Fumarola C, La Monica S, Alfieri R Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive malignant disease affecting the mesothelium, commonly associated to asbestos exposure. Therapeutic actions are limited due to the late stage at which most patients are diagnosed and the […]

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Malignant pleural fluid from mesothelioma has potent biological activities

Respirology 2017 January [Epub 2016 August 25] [Link] Cheah HM, Lansley SM, Varano Della Vergiliana JF, Tan AL, Thomas R, Leong SL, Creaney J, Lee YC Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) affects >90% of mesothelioma patients. Research on MPE has focused on its physical impact on breathlessness; MPE is rich in growth […]

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