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Surgically removing as much of the tumor as possible. Also known as cytoreductive surgery in the pelvic/abdominal area.

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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Impact of tumour thickness on survival after radical radiation and surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma

The European Respiratory Journal 2017 March 15 [Print 2017] [Link] de Perrot M, Dong Z, Bradbury P, Patsios D, Keshavjee S, Leighl NB, Hope A, Feld R, Cho J Abstract Tumour thickness was assessed to determine if this parameter could refine patients’ selection for multimodality therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.We reviewed 65 consecutive treatment-na├»ve malignant […]

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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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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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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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Malignant pleural mesothelioma with lacrimal gland metastasis

Acta Ophthalmologica 2016 December 9 [Epub 2016 July 16] [Link] Hanafi H, Verdijk RM, Paridaens D Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a rare clinical case of biopsy-proven metastatic mesothelioma of the lacrimal gland which responded well to chemo and radiation therapy. METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 55-year-old woman with an untreated malignant biopsy-proven pleural mesothelioma […]

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Chest wall resection for mesothelioma recurrence after surgery

Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2016 November [Epub 2016 October 9] [Link] Bertoglio P, Fanucchi O, Ricciardi S, Chella A, Lucchi M, Mussi A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive and usually fatal disease, and its optimal management is still under debate. Surgery for recurrent malignant mesothelioma has been reported rarely in highly selected […]

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Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: A review of the 13th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group

Lung Cancer 2016 November [Epub 2016 September 5] [Link] Armato SG, Blyth KG, Keating JJ, Katz S, Tsim S, Coolen J, Gudmundsson E, Opitz I, Nowak AK Abstract Imaging plays an important role in the detection, diagnosis, staging, response assessment, and surveillance of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The etiology, biology, and growth pattern of mesothelioma present […]

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A Phase II Study of PF-03446962 in Patients with Advanced Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. CCTG Trial IND.207

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2016 November [Epub 2016 July 20] [Link] Wheatley-Price P, Chu Q, Bonomi M, Seely J, Gupta A, Goss G, Hilton J, Feld R, Lee CW, Goffin JR, Maksymiuk A, Murray N, Hagerman L, Bradbury PA Abstract There is no approved second-line systemic therapy option for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), but targeting […]

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Malignant Mesothelioma Effusions Are Infiltrated by CD3+ T Cells Highly Expressing PD-L1 and the PD-L1+ Tumor Cells within These Effusions Are Susceptible to ADCC by the Anti-PD-L1 Antibody Avelumab

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2016 November [Epub 2016 August 17] [Link] Khanna S, Thomas A, Abate-Daga D, Zhang J, Morrow B, Steinberg SM, Orlandi A, Ferroni P, Schlom J, Guadagni F, Hassan R Abstract NTRODUCTION: The functional aspects of programmed death 1 (PD-1) and PD ligand 1 (PD-L1) immune checkpoints in malignant mesothelioma have not […]

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