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Proton beam therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 April 7 [Link] Badiyan SN, Molitoris JK, Zhu M, Glass E, Diwanji T, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical techniques have made incremental improvements over the last few decades while new systemic therapies, including immunotherapies, show promise as potentially effective […]

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Putative cancer stem cells may be the key target to inhibit cancer cell repopulation between the intervals of chemoradiation in murine mesothelioma.

BMC Cancer 2018 April [Link] Wu L, Blum W, Zhu CQ, Yun Z, Pecze L, Kohno M, Chan ML, Zhao Y, Felley-Bosco E, Schwaller B, de Perrot M. Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer cell repopulation during chemotherapy or radiotherapy is a major factor limiting the efficacy of treatment. Cancer stem cells (CSC) may play critical roles during […]

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Post-irradiation pericardial malignant mesothelioma with deletion of p16: a case report

Cancer and Biology Medicine 2018 February [Link] Naeini YB, Arcega R, Hirschowitz S, Rao N, Xu H Abstract Malignant mesotheliomas are rather uncommon neoplasms associated primarily with asbestos exposure; however, they may also arise as second primary malignancies after radiation therapy, with a latency period of 15-25 years. Numerous studies have reported an association between […]

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Single-institution experience of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma at University of Catania

Future Oncology 2018 February 5 [Link] Spatola C et. al. Abstract The multimodal approach to malignant pleural mesothelioma is gradually becoming the standard of care for this disease in patients with good performance status. Materials & methods: We report our experience concerning eight cases treated with the use of static step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy to the […]

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Evaluating quality of life and cost implications of prophylactic radiotherapy in mesothelioma: Health economic analysis of the SMART trial

PLoS One 2018 February 5 [Link] Stewart SA, Clive AO, Maskell NA, Penz E Abstract BACKGROUND: The SMART trial is a UK-based, multicentre RCT comparing prophylactic radiotherapy and symptom-based (deferred) radiotherapy in 203 patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma who had undergone large bore pleural interventions. Using costs and quality of life data collected alongside the […]

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Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kindler HL et. al. Abstract Purpose To provide evidence-based recommendations to practicing physicians and others on the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Methods ASCO convened an Expert Panel of medical oncology, thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pulmonary, pathology, imaging, and advocacy experts to conduct a […]

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Radical multimodality therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018 January 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Abdel-Rahman O, Elsayed Z, Mohamed H, Eltobgy M Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an almost always fatal tumour, for which palliative platinum-based chemotherapy is currently the standard treatment. Multimodal therapeutic strategies incorporating surgery, radiation therapy or photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy […]

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National Trends in the Epidemiology of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A National Cancer Data Base Study

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 December [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Saddoughi SA, Abdelsattar ZM, Blackmon SH Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains an aggressive malignancy that is difficult to cure. However, the treatment paradigm of MPM has evolved, and the national practice patterns are unknown. This study examined the national trends in […]

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Proton Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Three Case Series Describing the Clinical and Dosimetric Advantages of Proton-Based Therapy

Cureus 2017 September [Link] Lee H, Zeng J, Bowen SR, Rengan R Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a malignancy of the pleural cavity that typically presents at an advanced stage. Due to its large, circumferential clinical target volume (CTV) and proximity to major structures, including the heart and contralateral lung, delivering hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiotherapy […]

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High dose irradiation after pleurectomy/decortication or biopsy for pleural mesothelioma treatment

Cancer Radiotherapie 2017 November [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Parisi E, et. al. Abstract PURPOSE: The role played by radiation therapy after pleurectomy/decortication or surgical biopsy in malignant pleural mesothelioma is uncertain. We treated patients with accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy using helical tomotherapy and intensity-modulated arc therapy in an attempt to keep lung toxicity to a […]

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