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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.

Malignant mesothelioma cells secrete natriuretic peptides: Data and diagnostic clinical implications.

Respirology 2020 March 2 [Link] Tsolaki V, Zarogiannis S, Zygoulis P, Kalomenidis I, Jagirdar R, Makris D, Daniil Z, Magkouta S, Triantafyllou I, Papanikolaou J, Gourgoulianis KI, Zakynthinos E Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mesothelial cells and cardiomyocytes have shared embryonic mesodermal origin. Cardiomyocytes release BNP under stretch. We searched whether malignant mesothelioma cells also secrete […]

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Genetic alterations of malignant pleural mesothelioma: association to tumor heterogeneity and overall survival.

Molecular Oncology 2020 February 21 [Link] Quetel L, Meiller C, Assié JB, Blum Y, Imbeaud S, Montagne F, Tranchant R, de Wolf J, Caruso S, Copin MC, Hofman V, Gibault L, Badoual C, Pintilie E, Hofman P, Monnet I, Scherpereel A, Le Pimpec-Barthes F1, Zucman-Rossi J, Jaurand MC, Jean D Abstract Development of precision medicine […]

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Lurbinectedin as second- or third-line palliative therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma: an international, multi-centre, single-arm, phase II trial (SAKK 17/16).

Annals of Oncology 2020 January 16 [Link] Metaxas Y, Früh M, Eboulet EI, Grosso F, Pless M, Zucali PA, Ceresoli GL, Mark M, Schneider M, Maconi A, Perrino M, Biaggi-Rudolf C, Froesch P, Schmid S, Waibel C, Appenzeller C, Rauch D, von Moos R; Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK). Abstract BACKGROUND: Systemic second- […]

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Impressive clinical response to anti-PD-1 therapy in epithelioid mesothelioma with high clonal PD-L1 expression and EML4-ALK rearrangement.

Lung Cancer 2020 February 14 [Link] Bronte G, Delmonte A, Burgio MA, Verlicchi A, Puccetti M, Bravaccini S, Cravero P, Tumedei MM, Diano D, Rossi G, Ulivi P, Martinelli G, Crinò L Abstract OBJECTIVES: Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are limited but some studies on immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in MPM have reported […]

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Survival of malignant mesothelioma and other rare thoracic cancers in Germany and the United States: A population-based study.

International Journal of Cancer 2020 February 18 [Link] Sirri E, Kieschke J, Vohmann C, Katalinic A, Nennecke A, Ressing M, Eberle A, Holleczek B, Jansen L, Brenner H; GEKID Cancer Survival Working Group Abstract Evidence on survival of malignant mesothelioma (MM) and other rare thoracic cancers is limited due to the rarity of these cancer […]

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Effusion cytology of malignant mesothelioma enables earlier diagnosis and recognizes patients with better prognosis.

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 February 20 [Link] Abd Own S, Höijer J, Hillerdahl G, Dobra K, Hjerpe A Abstract A conclusive diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be based on effusion cytology using the guidelines for the cytopathologic diagnosis of epithelioid and mixed-type MM. Briefly, the diagnosis is obtained when the mesothelial phenotype of malignant cells […]

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Differential diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma on cytology: a gene expression panel versus BAP1 and p16 tests.

Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2020 February 6 [Link] Bruno R, Alì G, Poma AM, Proietti A, Libener R, Mariani N, Niccoli C, Chella A, Ribechini A, Grosso F, Fontanini G Abstract Pleural effusions are among the first clinical manifestations of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and often constitute the only available material for diagnosis. Although an […]

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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in malignant pleural mesothelioma: diagnostic and prognostic performance and its correlation to pathological results.

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2020 January 31 [Link] Lococo F, Rena O, Torricelli F, Filice A, Rapicetta C, Boldorini R, Paci M, Versari A Abstract Although 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan has been generally validated in the staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), its diagnostic and prognostic performances are not clearly established. […]

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Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma with Omental Calcifications: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

The American Journal of Case Reports 2020 January 13 [Link] Erem AS, Allamaneni SS, Braverman TS Abstract BACKGROUND Omental calcifications of the peritoneum are typically small and asymptomatic. However, larger psammomatous bodies that cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating are often associated with tumors such as primary serous papillary carcinoma, mesothelioma, or metastatic […]

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Combined MEK and PI3K/p110b inhibition as a novel targeted therapy for malignant mesothelioma displaying sarcomatoid features.

Cancer Research 2020 January 7 [Link] Marqués M, Tranchant R, Risa-Ebrí B, Suárez-Solís ML, Fernández LC, Carrillo-de-Santa-Pau E, Del Pozo N, Martínez de Villarreal J, Meiller C, Allory Y, Blum Y, Pirker C, Hegedus B, Barry ST, Carnero A, Berger W, Jean D, Real FX Abstract Among malignant mesotheliomas (MM) the sarcomatoid subtype is associated […]

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