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Category Archives: Biphasic or Mixed

Combination of epithilioid and sarcomatoid mesothelioma types. Approximately 20-35% of cases are classified as mixed or biphasic mesothelioma.

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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A combination of MTAP and BAP1 immunohistochemistry is effective for distinguishing sarcomatoid mesothelioma from fibrous pleuritis.

Lung Cancer 2018 November [Link] Kinoshita Y, Hamasaki M, Yoshimura M, Matsumoto S, Sato A, Tsujimura T, Ueda H, Makihata S, Kato F, Iwasaki A, Nabeshima K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Histologic diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is not always straightforward. Loss of BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) expression as detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) (BAP1 IHC) and […]

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Differential Survival characteristics of sarcomatoid subtype biphasic pleural mesothelioma.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 October 30 [Link] Harling L, Kolokotroni SM, Nair A, Smelt J, King J, Routledge T, Spicer J, Ng W, Bille A Abstract BACKGROUND: Biphasic mesothelioma (BPM) accounts for approximately 10% of all pleural mesothelioma. Our aim was to assess the clinical, radiological and pathological factors impacting survival in BPM and […]

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[Clinical and pathological profile of the pleural malignant mesothelioma: A retrospective study about 30 cases].

Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 2018 October 4 [Link] Mlika M, Lamzirbi O, Limam M, Mejri N, Ben Saad S, Chaouch N, Ben Miled K, Marghli A, Mezni F Abstract BACKGROUND: The malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumour usually associated to asbestos exposure. The delay between the exposure and the occurrence of the cancer […]

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Is There a Role for Cancer Directed Surgery in Early Stage Sarcomatoid or Biphasic Mesothelioma?

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 September 29 [Link] Kim S, Bull DA, Garland L, Khalpey Z, Stea B, Yi S, Hsu CC Abstract BACKGROUND: Benefits of surgery for early stage non-epithelioid MPM have not been clearly elucidated. This study investigated whether cancer-directed surgery affects overall survival compared to non-surgical therapies for T1-T2N0M0 sarcomatoid or […]

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What’s new in mesothelioma

Pathologica 2018 March [Link] Ascoli V, Murer B, Nottegar A, Luchini C, Carella R, Calabrese F, Lunardi F, Cozzi I, Righi L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a neoplasm characterized by a very poor prognosis and medico-legal implications. Diagnosis, prognosis and therapy are often challenging and include several issues. Cytological diagnosis is frequently the first […]

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Survival by Histologic Subtype of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and the Impact of Surgical Resection on Overall Survival.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2018 August 29 [Link] Verma V, Ahern CA, Berlind CG, Lindsay WD, Shabason J, Sharma S, Culligan MJ, Grover S, Friedberg JS, Simone Abstract INTRODUCTION: For the 3 histologic subtypes of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)-epithelioid, sarcomatoid, and biphasic-the magnitude of benefit with surgical management remains underdefined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer […]

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Aquaporin-1 (AQP-1) expression in fluoro-edenite-induced mesothelioma effusions: an approach by cell-block procedure

Cytopathology 2018 June 6 [Link] Angelico G, Ieni A, Caltabiano R, Zeppa P, Tuccari G Abstract OBJECTIVE: Aquaporin 1 (AQP-1) is a water channel protein found in cell membranes, whose expression has been considered an independent favourable prognostic factor in pleural Malignant Mesothelioma (MM). The aim of this study is to evaluate the expression of […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Are There Imaging Characteristics Associated With Different Histologic Subtypes on Computed Tomography?

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 2018 April 2 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Escalon JG, Harrington KA, Plodkowski AJ, Zheng J, Capanu M, Zauderer MG, Rusch VW, Ginsberg MS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Determine imaging characteristics specific to epithelioid (eMPM), sarcomatoid (sMPM), and biphasic (bMPM) subtypes of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) on computed tomography. METHODS: Preoperative computed […]

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National Trends in the Epidemiology of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A National Cancer Data Base Study

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 December [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Saddoughi SA, Abdelsattar ZM, Blackmon SH Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains an aggressive malignancy that is difficult to cure. However, the treatment paradigm of MPM has evolved, and the national practice patterns are unknown. This study examined the national trends in […]

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