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Loaction of the turmors and cell characteristics are among the differientiating factors in mesothelioma.

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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Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells with a Novel Microfluidic System in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Cancer Science 2018 November 30 [Link] Yoneda K, Kuwata T, Chikaishi Y, Mori M, Kanayama M, Takenaka M, Oka S, Hirai A, Imanishi N, Kuroda K, Ichiki Y, Ohnaga T, Tanaka F Abstract Detection of rare tumor cells circulating in the blood (CTCs) presents technical challenges. The CellSearch, only approved system for clinical use, fails […]

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Primary Malignant Deciduoid Mesothelioma: A Challenging Diagnosis.

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2018 November 30 [Link] Regragui M, Guebessi NB Abstract Primary malignant deciduoid mesothelioma is a rare subtype of epithelioid mesothelioma that was first described in the peritoneum in young women without a history of asbestos exposure. It was thought to be a distinct clinicopathologic entity with ominous prognosis; recent […]

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The significance of non-occupational asbestos exposure in women with mesothelioma.

Respirology Case Reports 2018 November 20 [Link] Tlotleng N, Sidwell Wilson K, Naicker N, Koegelenberg CF, Rees D, Phillips JI Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive pleural or peritoneal tumour almost always caused by exposure to asbestos fibres. Exposure to asbestos can cause malignant mesothelioma 30-40 years after exposure. A description of sources of […]

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Well differentiated papillary peritoneal mesothelioma treated by cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy-the experience of the PSOGI registry.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 October 19 [Link] Deraco M, Nizri E, Glehen O, Baratti D, Tuech JJ, Bereder JM, Kepenekian V, Kusamura S, Goere D Abstract BACKGROUND: Well differentiated papillary peritoneal mesothelioma (WDPPM) is a rare variant of mesothelioma which affects mainly women in the reproductive age. The disease may present multifocally and […]

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Effect of the BH3 Mimetic Polyphenol (-)-Gossypol (AT-101) on the in vitro and in vivo Growth of Malignant Mesothelioma.

Frontiers in Pharmacology 2018 November 6 [Link] Benvenuto M, Mattera R, Sticca JI, Rossi P, Cipriani C, Giganti MG, Volpi A, Modesti A, Masuelli L, Bei Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a primary tumor arising from mesothelial cells. The survival of MM patients following traditional chemotherapy is poor, thus innovative treatments for MM are needed. […]

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Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma with chemotherapy preceding versus after surgical resection.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 October 22 [] Verma V, Ahern CA, Berlind CG, Lindsay WD, Grover S, Friedberg JS, Simone CB Abstract OBJECTIVES: There are 2 main treatment paradigms recognized by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network for resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM): induction chemotherapy followed by resection (IC/R), and up-front resection […]

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Is there a role for prophylactic radiotherapy to intervention tract sites in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma?

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Halford P, Clive AO Malignant pleural mesothelioma has a high morbidity and poor prognosis. Most patients undergo invasive pleural interventions to either facilitate diagnosis and/or alleviate symptoms from malignant pleural effusion. Procedure tract metastasis (PTM) are a well-known complication of pleural procedures in mesothelioma and there has been […]

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A randomized phase II study of pleurectomy/decortication preceded or followed by (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (EORTC 1205).

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Raskin J, Surmont V, Cornelissen R, Baas P, van Schil PEY, van Meerbeeck JP Abstract Radical multimodality treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is controversial, with intense debate (but lack of data) about which surgical procedure to perform [extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (PD)], if any. In order […]

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Update on the management of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Sugarbaker PH Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease whose natural history is confined to the peritoneal space. Systemic chemotherapy has little impact on survival of patients with MPM. A surgical procedure with a goal of resection of all visible evidence of disease, called cytoreductive surgery […]

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