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Category Archives: Epithelioid

Epitheliod mesothelioma makes up between 50% and 70% of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma; it also tends to have the best prognosis.

Synergistic targeting of malignant pleural mesothelioma cells by MDM2 inhibitors and TRAIL agonists

Oncotarget 2017 May 11 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Urso L, Cavallari I, Silic-Benussi M, Biasini L, Zago G, Calabrese F, Conte PF, Ciminale V, Pasello G Abstract Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is a chemoresistant tumor characterized by low rate of p53 mutation and upregulation of Murine Double Minute 2 (MDM2), suggesting that it may […]

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A Subset of Malignant Mesotheliomas in Young Adults are Associated With Recurrent EWSR1/FUS-ATF1 Fusions

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2017 May 12 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Desmeules P, Joubert P, Zhang L, Al-Ahmadie HA, Fletcher CD, Vakiani E, Delair DF, Rekhtman N, Ladanyi M, Travis WD, Antonescu CR Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare, aggressive tumor often associated with asbestos exposure and characterized by complex genetic […]

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Comparison of outcomes following a cytological or histological diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.

British Journal of Cancer 2017 March 14 [Epub 2017 February 14] [Link] Muruganandan S, Alfonso H, Franklin P, Shilkin K, Segal A, Olsen N, Reid A, de Klerk N, Musk AB, Brims F Abstract BACKGROUND: Survival with the epithelioid subtype of malignant mesothelioma (MM) is longer than the biphasic or sarcomatoid subtypes. There is concern […]

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Multiple malignant epithelioid mesotheliomas of the liver and greater omentum: a case report and review of the literature

Surgical Case Reports [Epub May 10] [Link] Minami K, Okumura H, Hiwatashi K, Matsukita S, Setoyama T, Minamimagari K, Tsuruta Y, Kanetsuki I, Ogura Y, Maenohara S, Natsugoe S Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the […]

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Successful lung-sparing resection of synchronous pleural mesothelioma and contralateral lung cancer

Surgical Case Reports [Epub May 8] [Link] Imanishi N, Nabe Y, Takenaka M, Chikaishi Y, Kuroda K, Noguchi 2, Yatera K, Tanaka F Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon malignant tumor, and its synchronous occurrence with primary lung cancer is extremely rare. Here, we report the first surgical case of synchronous MPM […]

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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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Pleural mesothelioma in doll manufacture: possible asbestos exposure.

La Medicinia del lavoro 2017 April [Link] Barbieri PG, Somigliana AB, Lombardi S, Festa R, Girelli R, Sarnico M Abstract BACKGROUND: The occurrence of malignant mesothelioma is almost always causally associated to asbestos exposure but, considering women occurrences, this association is often difficult to demonstrate and consequently the asbestos exposure is defined as ‘unknown’. OBJECTIVES: […]

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miR-130A as a diagnostic marker to differentiate malignant mesothelioma from lung adenocarcinoma in pleural effusion cytology

Cancer 2017 April 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cappellesso R, Galasso M, Nicolè L, Dabrilli P, Volinia S, Fassina A Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a dismal prognosis, usually presenting with recurrent effusions. However, the majority of malignant pleural effusions are due to lung adenocarcinoma (AdC). The distinction between […]

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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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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: single-institution experience of 101 patients over a 15-year period.

Acta Chirugica Belgica 2017 June [Link] Domen A, De Laet C, Vanderbruggen W, Gielis J, Hendriks JM, Lauwers P, Janssens A, Hiddinga B, Van Meerbeeck JP, Van Schil PE Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare but aggressive neoplasm that typically originates from the mesothelial surfaces of the pleural cavity. Exposure to asbestos […]

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