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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Isolated thoracic perfusion with chemofiltration for progressive malignant pleural mesothelioma

OncoTargets and Therapy 2017 June [Link] Aigner KR, Selak E, Gailhofer S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma and especially the adequate role of surgery in this context remain the subject of controversial discussions. Radical surgery in particular, which is associated with substantial morbidity, failed to translate into a definite survival advantage. We report […]

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Isolated thoracic perfusion with chemofiltration for progressive malignant pleural mesothelioma

OncoTargets and Therapy 2017 June [Link] Aigner KR, Selak E, Gailhofer S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma and especially the adequate role of surgery in this context remain the subject of controversial discussions. Radical surgery in particular, which is associated with substantial morbidity, failed to translate into a definite survival advantage. We report […]

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Functional image guided radiation therapy planning in volumetric modulated arc therapy for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

Advances in Radiation Oncology [2017 February] [Link] Doi Y, Kimura T, Nakashima T, Takeuchi Y, Takahashi I, Nishibuchi I, Murakami Y, Nagata Y Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the incorporation of functional lung image-derived low-attenuation area (LAA) based on 4-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) in volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) planning for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma […]

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Remote Recurrence of Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Journal of Obstetrics 2017 July 18 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Lee CE, Agrawal A Abstract BACKGROUND: Benign peritoneal cystic mesothelioma (BPCM) is a rare disease entity that arises from mesothelioma cells. We describe a rare case of BPCM recurrence 36 years after its initial presentation. CASE: A 62-year-old woman was referred to an outpatient […]

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Surgery as part of radical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 2017 June [Link] Waller DA, Tenconi S Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the latest developments in surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma both in patient selection, surgical technique, and strategy. RECENT FINDINGS: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer mesothelioma staging project has produced data to inform the […]

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Tumour suppressor microRNAs contribute to the regulation of PD-L1 expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2016 July [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kao SC, Cheng YY, Williams M, Kirschner MB, Madore J, Lum T, Sarun KH, Linton A, McCaughan B, Klebe S, van Zandwijk N, Scolyer RA, Boyer MJ, Cooper WA, Reid G Abstract INTRODUCTION: The upregulation of PD-L1 is found in many cancers and contributes […]

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Chest pain and recurrent chylothorax: an unusual presentation of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Respirology Case Reports 2017 June [Link] Darley DR, Granger E, Glanville AR Abstract Malignant mesothelioma presenting with recurrent chylous effusion is rare. We describe the case of a 34-year-old female Macedonian immigrant who presented with central chest pain and subsequently a left-sided chylous pleural effusion. The diagnosis was made on pleural biopsy via video-assisted thoracoscopic […]

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Induction chemotherapy vs post-operative adjuvant therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Expert review of respiratory medicine 2017 June [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marulli G, Faccioli E, Bellini A, Mammana M, Rea F Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasia. Multidisciplinary treatments, including the association of induction and/or adjuvant therapeutic regimens with surgery, have been reported to give encouraging results. Current therapeutic options […]

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The inhibition of FGF receptor 1 activity mediates sorafenib antiproliferative effects in human malignant pleural mesothelioma tumor-initiating cells

Stem cell research & therapy 2017 May 25 [Link] Pattarozzi A, Carra E, Favoni RE, Würth R, Marubbi D, Filiberti RA, Mutti L, Florio T, Barbieri F, Daga A Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, characterized by rapid progression and high mortality. Persistence of tumor-initiating cells (TICs, or cancer stem cells) after […]

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Diode-Pumped Laser for Lung-Sparing Surgical Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 June [Link] Bölükbas S1, Biancosino C2, Redwan B2, Eberlein M Abstract Surgical resection represents one of the essential cornerstones in multimodal treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. In cases of tumor infiltration of the lung, lung-scarifying procedures such as lobectomies or pneumonectomies might be necessary to achieve macroscopic complete resection. […]

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