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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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HMGB1 targeting by ethyl pyruvate suppresses malignant phenotype of human mesothelioma

Oncotarget 2017 February 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Pellegrini L, Xue J1 Larson D, Pastorino S, Jube S, Forest KH, Saad-Jube ZS, Napolitano A, Pagano I, Negi VS, Bianchi ME, Morris P, Pass HI, Gaudino G, Carbone M, Yang H Abstract Human malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos and erionite […]

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Validation of Progression-Free Survival as a Surrogate Endpoint for Overall Survival in Malignant Mesothelioma: Analysis of Cancer and Leukemia Group B and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (Alliance) Trials.

Oncologist 2017 February 10 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Wang X1, Wang X, Hodgson L, George SL, Sargent DJ, Foster NR, Kishor Ganti A, Stinchcombe TE, Crawford J, Kratzke R, Adjei AA, Kindler HL, Vokes EE, Pang H Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether progression-free survival (PFS) can be considered […]

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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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Geographic and socioeconomic factors in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in New South Wales and their impact upon clinical outcomes

Respirology 2017 January 31 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Linton A, Soeberg M, Broome R, Kao S, van Zandwijk N Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Whilst the impact of clinicopathological factors on the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is well understood, socioeconomic and geographic factors have received less attention. We analysed the relationship between geographic […]

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A Single-Institution Experience in Percutaneous Image-Guided Biopsy of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2017 January 30 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Welch BT, Eiken PW, Atwell TD, Peikert T, Yi ES, Nichols F, Schmit GD Abstract PURPOSE:Mesothelioma has been considered a difficult pathologic diagnosis to achieve via image-guided core needle biopsy. The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic sensitivity of percutaneous […]

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Malignant pericardial mesothelioma : A systematic review of current practice

Herz 2017 January 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cao S, Jin S, Cao J, Shen J, Zhang H, Meng 1, Pan B, Yu Y. Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive tumor, with a high misdiagnosis rate and overall bleak prognosis. In 0.7% of all cases, the origin is the pericardium. METHODS: […]

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Peritoneal Deciduoid Mesothelioma

International Journal of Surgical Pathology 2017 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Dominiak N, Graybill W, Gunning W, Richardson MS, Spruill LS Abstract This report highlights a diagnostically challenging case of diffuse deciduoid mesothelioma occurring in the peritoneum of a 25-year-old woman, 8 months postpartum. Optimally debulked tumor consisted of sheets of polygonal cells arranged […]

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Validation of a Gene Expression Test for Mesothelioma Prognosis in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissues

Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2017 January [Epub 2016 Nov 15] [Link] De Rienzo A, Cook RW, Wilkinson J, Gustafson CE, Amin W, Johnson CE, Oelschlager KM, Maetzold DJ, Stone JF, Feldman MD, Becich MJ, Yeap BY, Richards WG, Bueno R Abstract A molecular test performed using fresh-frozen tissue was proposed for use in the prognosis […]

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Mentored experience of establishing a national peritoneal malignancy programme – Experience of first 50 operative cases

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016 November [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Chang KH, Kazanowski M, Staunton O, Cahill RA, Moran BJ, Shields C, Mulsow J Abstract BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) are considered standard of care for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and selected patients with colorectal peritoneal metastases (CPM) or peritoneal […]

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