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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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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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Role of proton-coupled folate transporter in pemetrexed-resistance of mesothelioma: clinical evidence and new pharmacological tools.

Annals of Oncology 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Giovannetti E, Zucali PA, Assaraf YG, Funel N, Gemelli M, Stark M, Thunnissen E, Hou Z, Muller IB, Struijs EA, Perrino M, Jansen G, Matherly LH, Peters GJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Thymidylate synthase (TS) has a predictive role in pemetrexed-treatment of mesothelioma, however additional chemoresistance mechanisms […]

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Nintedanib Plus Pemetrexed/Cisplatin in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Phase II Results From the Randomized, Placebo-Controlled LUME-Meso Trial

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 September 11 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Grosso F, Steele N, Novello S, Nowak AK, Popat S, Greillier L, John T, Leighl NB, Reck M, Taylor P, Planchard D, Sørensen JB, Socinski MA, von Wangenheim U, Loembé AB, Barrueco J, Morsli N, Scagliotti G Abstract Purpose LUME-Meso is a phase […]

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Survival in Good Performance Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Patients; Prognostic Factors and Predictors of Response

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2017 August [Link] Rahouma M, Aziz H, Ghaly G, Kamel M, Loai I, Mohamed A Abstract Purpose: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has a poor prognosis in general. Here we sought to evaluate prognostic factors and predictors of response to chemotherapy in good performance (PS=0-I) patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed […]

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Indolent peritoneal mesothelioma: PI3K-mTOR inhibitors as a novel therapeutic strategy

ESMO 2017 April [Link] Dolly SO, Migali C, Tunariu N, Della-Pepa C, Khakoo S, Hazell S, de Bono JS, Kaye SB, Banerjee S Abstract Peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a scarce abdominal-pelvic malignancy that presents with non-specific features and exhibits a wide clinical spectrum from indolent to aggressive disease. Due to it being a rare entity, […]

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of additional bevacizumab to pemetrexed plus cisplatin for malignant pleural mesothelioma based on the MAPS trial

Lung Cancer 2017 August [Epub 2017 May 12] [Link] Zhan M, Zheng H, Xu T, Yang Y, Li Q Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare malignancy, and pemetrexed/cisplatin (PC) is the gold standard first-line regime. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of the addition of bevacizumab to PC (with maintenance bevacizumab) for unresectable […]

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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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Synergistic anti-tumor effect of bullfrog sialic acid-binding lectin and pemetrexed in malignant mesothelioma

Oncotarget 2017 April [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Satoh T, Tatsuta T, Sugawara S, Hara A, Hosono M Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with limited therapeutic options. Sialic acid-binding lectin isolated from Rana catesbeiana oocytes (cSBL) is a multifunctional protein with anti-cancer activity. The effects of pemetrexed, cisplatin, and cSBL were evaluated in […]

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