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Health-related Quality of Life Impact from Adding Bevacizumab to Cisplatin-Pemetrexed in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in the MAPS IFCT-GFPC-0701 Phase III Trial.

Clinical Cancer Research 2019 June 7 [Link] Eberst G, Anota A, Scherpereel A, Mazieres J, Margery J, Greillier L, Audigier-Valette C, Moro-Sibilot D, Molinier O, Lena H, Rivière F, Monnet I, Gounant V, Janicot H, Gervais R, Locher C, Charton E, Morin F, Zalcman G, Westeel V Abstract PURPOSE: The IFCT-GFPC-0701 MAPS Phase III trial […]

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Wnt/IL-1β/IL-8 autocrine circuitries control chemoresistance in mesothelioma initiating cells by inducing ABCB5.

International Journal of Cancer 2019 May 20 [Link] Milosevic V, Kopecka J, Salaroglio IC, Libener R, Napoli F, Izzo S, Orecchia S, Ananthanarayanan P, Bironzo P, Grosso F, Tabbò F, Comunanza V, Alexa-Stratulat T, Bussolino F, Righi L, Novello S, Scagliotti GV, Riganti C Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor with high chemoresistance […]

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Nintedanib in combination with pemetrexed and cisplatin for chemotherapy-naive patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (LUME-Meso): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial.

The Lancet. Respiratory Medicine. 2019 May 15 [Link] Scagliotti GV, Gaafar R, Nowak AK, Nakano T, van Meerbeeck J, Popat S, Vogelzang NJ, Grosso F, Aboelhassan R, Jakopovic M, Ceresoli GL, Taylor P, Orlandi F, Fennell DA, Novello S, Scherpereel A, Kuribayashi K, Cedres S, Sørensen JB, Pavlakis N, Reck M, Velema D, von Wangenheim […]

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A phase Ib study of GSK3052230, an FGF ligand trap in combination with pemetrexed and cisplatin in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Investigational New Drugs 2019 May 7 [Link] van Brummelen EMJ, Levchenko E, Dómine M, Fennell DA, Kindler HL, Viteri S, Gadgeel S, López PG, Kostorov V, Morgensztern D, Orlov S, Zauderer MG, Vansteenkiste JF, Baker-Neblett K, Vasquez J, Wang X, Bellovin DI, Schellens JHM, Yan L, Mitrica I, DeYoung MP, Trigo J Abstract Background Fibroblast […]

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First-ever Abscopal Effect after Palliative Radiotherapy and Immuno-gene Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Cureus 2019 February 20 [Link] Barsky AR, Cengel KA, Katz SI, Sterman DH, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive disease, with few, if any, curative interventions. While there is growing interest in using immunotherapy and immuno-gene therapy to treat MPM, very limited data currently exist for combining these modalities with […]

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AMPK activation induced in pemetrexed-treated cells is associated with development of drug resistance independently of target enzyme expression.

Molecular Oncology 2019 April 29 [Link] Qin Y, Sekine I, Hanazono M, Morinaga T, Fan M, Takiguchi Y, Tada Y, Shingyoji M, Yamaguchi N, Tagawa M Abstract Pemetrexed (PEM) inhibits DNA and RNA synthesis and is currently one of the first-line agents for mesothelioma. PEM suppresses the activities of several enzymes involved in purine and […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Is Tailoring the Second-Line Therapy Really “Raising the Bar?”

Current Treatment Options in Oncology 2019 February 21 [Link] Di Noia V, Vita E, Ferrara M, Strippoli A, Basso M, Schinzari G, Cassano A, Bria E, Barone C, D’Argento E Abstract Unresectable or relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has dismal prognosis. First-line combination therapy with pemetrexed and a platinum analog allows a modest survival benefit, […]

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Pemetrexed-loaded nanoparticles targeted to malignant pleural mesothelioma cells: an in vitro study.

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2019 January 23 [Link] Cova E, Pandolfi L, Colombo M, Frangipane V, Inghilleri S, Morosini M, Mrakic-Sposta S, Moretti S, Monti M, Pignochino Y, Benvenuti S, Prosperi D, Stella G, Morbini P, Meloni F Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor characterized by poor prognosis. Its incidence is […]

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MST1/Hippo promoter gene methylation predicts poor survival in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in the IFCT-GFPC-0701 MAPS Phase 3 trial.

British Journal of Cancer 2019 February 11 [Link] Maille E, Brosseau S, Hanoux V, Creveuil C, Danel C, Bergot E, Scherpereel A, Mazières J, Margery J, Greillier L, Audigier-Valette C, Moro-Sibilot D, Molinier O, Corre R16, Monnet I, Gounant V, Langlais A, Morin F, Levallet G, Zalcman G Abstract BACKGROUND: The Mesothelioma Avastin Cisplatin Pemetrexed […]

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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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