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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

BAP1 haploinsufficiency predicts a distinct immunogenic class of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

Genome Medicine 2019 February 18 [Link] Shrestha R, Nabavi N, Lin YY, Mo F, Anderson S, Volik S, Adomat HH, Lin D, Xue H, Dong X, Shukin R, Bell RH, McConeghy B, Haegert A, Brahmbhatt S, Li E, Oo HZ, Hurtado-Coll A, Fazli L, Zhou J, McConnell Y, McCart A, Lowy A, Morin GB, Chen […]

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Current status of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the multimodal treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies.

Casopis Lekaru Ceskych 2019 Winter [Link] Klos D, Riško J, Stašek M, Loveček M, Hanuliak J, Skalický P, Lemstrová R, Mohelníková BD, Študentová H, Neoral Č, Melichar B. The tumors of the peritoneal surface, both primary and secondary, are associated with a very poor prognosis and rapid progression through conventional oncology treatment including systemic chemotherapy, […]

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Fluorodeoxyglucose versus Choline Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Response Evaluation in Two Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Patients Treated with Talc Pleurodesis and Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

Cureus 2018 November 28 [Link] Kitajima K, Nakamichi T, Hasegawa S, Kuribayashi K, Yamakado K Abstract Talc pleurodesis has been reported to increase fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the high attenuation areas of pleural thickening, making it difficult to distinguish between benign granulomatous inflammatory processes and malignancies, which may therefore interfere with the post-chemotherapy disease evaluation […]

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Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Treatment Options and Survival.

Anticancer Research 2019 February [Link] Salo SAS, Ilonen I, Laaksonen S, Myllärniemi M, Salo JA, Rantanen T Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare type of cancer with a poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been shown to improve survival. Treatment and survival of patients with MPeM have […]

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MesoTRAP: a feasibility study that includes a pilot clinical trial comparing video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy decortication with indwelling pleural catheter in patients with trapped lung due to malignant pleural mesothelioma designed to address recruitment and randomisation uncertainties and sample size requirements for a phase III trial.

BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2019 January 5 [Link] Matthews C, Freeman C, Sharples LD, Fox-Rushby J, Tod A, Maskell NA, Edwards JG, Coonar AS, Sivasothy P, Hughes V, Rahman NM, Waller DA, Rintoul RC Abstract INTRODUCTION: One of the most debilitating symptoms of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is dyspnoea caused by pleural effusion. MPM can […]

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Mesothelin-targeted second generation CAR-T cells inhibit growth of mesothelin-expressing tumors in vivo.

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 2019 January [Link] Ye L, Lou Y, Lu L, Fan X Abstract Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and mesothelioma are renowned for being diagnosed at a late stage and poor prognosis. Although surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have yielded successful outcomes, the improvement on the survival rate of NSCLC and mesothelioma have been less marked. […]

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Dosimetric Correlates of Pulmonary Toxicity in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Receiving Radiation Therapy to the Intact Lungs.

Practical Radiation Oncology 2019 January 14 [Link] Thompson MR1, Dumane VA1, Lazarev SA1, Zia Y2, Rosenzweig KE3 INTRODUCTION: We aimed to determine dose-volume constraints that correlate with severe (grade ≥3) radiation pneumonitis (RP) in patients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), treated using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). METHODS: Data from 40 patients with MPM who underwent pleurectomy decortication (P/D) and […]

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Factors influencing malignant mesothelioma survival: a retrospective review of the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank cohort.

F1000Research 2018 August 3 [Link] Amin W, Linkov F, Landsittel DP, Silverstein JC, Becich MJ Abstract Background: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare but deadly malignancy with about 3,000 new cases being diagnosed each year in the US. Very few studies have been performed to analyze factors associated with mesothelioma survival, especially for peritoneal presentation. […]

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Splicing modulation as novel therapeutic strategy against diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

EBioMedicine 2018 December 20 [Link] Sciarrillo R1, Wojtuszkiewicz A2, El Hassouni B, Funel N, Gandellini P, Lagerweij T, Buonamici S, Blijlevens M, Zeeuw van der Laan EA, Zaffaroni N, Deraco M, Kusamura S, Würdinger T, Peters GJ, Molthoff CFM, Jansen G, Kaspers GJL, Cloos J, Giovannetti E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic options for diffuse malignant peritoneal […]

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Systematic review of quality of life following pleurectomy decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

BMC Cancer 2018 November 29 [Link] Schwartz RM, Lieberman-Cribbin W, Wolf A, Flores RM, Taioli E Abstract BACKGROUND: Few studies have focused on quality of life (QoL) after treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). There are still questions as to which surgical procedure, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy decortication (P/D) is most effective and results […]

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