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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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Propensity matched comparison of extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication for mesothelioma patients

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2017 May [Link] Kostron A, Friess M, Inci I, Hillinger S, Schneiter D, Gelpke H, Stahel R, Seifert B, Weder W, Opitz I Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective study was to assess perioperative outcomes, overall survival and freedom from recurrence after induction chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) […]

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Pleurectomy-decortication in malignant pleural mesothelioma: are different surgical techniques associated with different outcomes? Results from a multicentre study

European Journal of Cardio-Throacic Surgery 2017 April [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marulli G, Breda C, Fontana P, Ratto GB, Leoncini G, Alloisio M, Infante M, Luzzi L, Paladini P, Oliaro A, Ruffini E, Benvenuti MR, Pariscenti G, Spaggiari L, Casiraghi M, Rusca M, Carbognani P, Ampollini L, Facciolo F, Leuzzi G, Mucilli F, Camplese […]

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Improved Outcomes with Modern Lung-Sparing Trimodality Therapy in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Shaikh F, Zauderer MG, von Reibnitz D, Wu AJ, Yorke ED, Foster A, Shi W, Zhang Z, Adusumilli PS, Rosenzweig KE, Krug LM, Rusch VW, Rimner A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Higher target conformity and better sparing of organs at risk with modern radiotherapy (RT) may […]

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Physical function and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka T, Morishita S, Hashimoto M, Itani Y, Mabuchi S, Kodama N, Hasegawa S, Domen K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that […]

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Mesothelioid reaction following talc pleurodesis: a case report.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Faynberg T, Patel N, Nayar AP, Shienbaum AJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Talc pleurodesis is a well-established procedure performed to obliterate the pleural space to prevent recurrent pleural effusion and/or recurrent pneumothorax. Pleurodesis is commonly accomplished by draining the pleural fluid, if present, followed by […]

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Is less also better? A single-institution experience on treatment of early stage Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bertoglio P1, Ambrogi MC, Chella A, Aprile V, Dini P, Korasidis S, Fanucchi O, Mussi A Abstract OBJECTIVES: No clear evidence of which surgical procedure should be performed for early stage mesothelioma is available to date. We analyzed our 10-year experience in the […]

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Amount of Epithelioid Differentiation Is a Predictor of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March [Epub 2016 October] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Ananthanarayanan V, Watson S, Arif Q, Celauro AD, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy can provide a survival advantage in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Patients with nonepithelioid histology are largely excluded […]

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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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The evolution of the diminishing role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Onco Targets and Therapy 2016 November [Link] Azzouqa AG, Stevenson JP Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive thoracic malignancy that is rarely curable, even when multimodality therapy is used. Systemic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for the majority of patients with this disease; however, surgical resection may benefit a subset of patients […]

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