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Category Archives: Sarcomatoid

Less common than epithelioid mesothelioma, only 7% to 20% of mesothelioma are sarcomatoid. Often called the “wild” type because of it’s unpredictable nature.

Heterologous sarcomatoid pleural mesothelioma with osteosarcomatous differentiation: a report of autopsy case that accomplished trimodality therapy and review of the literature.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Therapy 2019 August 1 [Link] Itano H, Takeda T, Yamada T, Koide M, Kobayashi T Abstract Heterologous mesothelioma is a very rare subtype of sarcomatoid mesothelioma characterized by the presence of malignant heterologous elements. A 69-year-old man with a strong history of asbestos exposure presented with a 5-cm mass in his […]

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Pleurectomy/decortication and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion using cisplatin and doxorubicin for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 May [Link] Klotz LV, Lindner M, Eichhorn ME, Grützner U, Koch I, Winter H, Kauke T, Duell T, Hatz RA Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with few long-term survivors. Despite the dismal prognosis, hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion (HITHOC) was shown to improve survival in a selective […]

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Shorter Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Patients With High PD-L1 Expression Associated With Sarcomatoid or Biphasic Histology Subtype: A Series of 214 Cases From the Bio-MAPS Cohort.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 May 13 [Link] Brosseau S, Danel C, Scherpereel A, Mazières J, Lantuejoul S, Margery J, Greillier L, Audigier-Valette C, Gounant V, Antoine M, Moro-Sibilot D, Rouquette I, Molinier O, Corre R, Monnet I, Langlais A, Morin F, Bergot E, Zalcman G, Levallet G Abstract BACKGROUND: Anticancer immune responses are negatively regulated […]

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Clinical efficacy and safety of nivolumab: results of a multicenter, open-label, single-arm, Japanese phase 2 study in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MERIT).

Clinical Cancer Research 2019 June 4 [Link] Okada M, Kijima T, Aoe K, Kato T, Fujimoto N, Nakagawa K, Takeda Y, Hida T, Kanai K, Imamura F, Oizumi S, Takahashi T, Takenoyama M, Tanaka H, Hirano J, Namba Y, Ohe Y Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive malignancy with poor […]

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Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) as a guidance tool for pleural biopsies in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Chest 2019 May 7 [Link] Wijmans L, Baas P, Sieburgh TE, de Bruin DM, Ghuijs PM, van de Vijver MJ, Bonta PI, Annema JT Abstract BACKGROUND: Pleural biopsies in patients with suspected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are often inconclusive featuring fibrosis, resulting in repeat diagnostic procedures. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) enables real-time imaging on a […]

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Impact on survival of nuclear atypia in epithelioid malignant mesothelioma

Advances in Respiratory Medicine 2019 [Link] Mlika M, Limam M, Benzarti A, Mezni F Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare tumour with a bad prognosis. The only consensual prognostic factors are represented by the stage and the histologic type. Concerning the histologic type, epithelioid mesothelioma is known to have better prognosis in comparison […]

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Chemotherapy Versus Supportive Care for Unresected Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 March 26 [Link] Verma V, Wegner RE, Brooks ED, Miccio JA, Kann BH, Finley GG, Raj MS, Grover S, Mohindra P, Simone CB Abstract BACKGROUND: Management options for unresected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are largely limited to palliative chemotherapy and best supportive care. This study sought to delineate subgroups most likely […]

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Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration mediastinal lymph node staging in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 February [Link] Czarnecka-Kujawa K, de Perrot M, Keshavjee S, Yasufuku K Abstract BACKGROUND: Given poor survival of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and extrapleural nodal metastasis, pre-operative mediastinal lymph node (LN) staging has been advocated. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) may be a useful pre-operative adjunct in patients […]

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Benign Pleural Mesothelial Cells Have Higher Osmotic Water Permeability than Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Cells and Differentially Respond to Hyperosmolality.

Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 2019 [Link] Katkova LE, Baturina GS, Bondar AA, Jagirdar RM, Hatzoglou C, Gourgoulianis KI, Solenov EI, Zarogiannis SG Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cell volume regulation is a critical mechanism for cell homeostasis and depends on the osmotic water permeability (Pf) of the cell plasma membrane. The Pf of human mesothelial cells is unknown although […]

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Dissecting heterogeneity in malignant pleural mesothelioma through histo-molecular gradients for clinical applications.

Nature Communications 2019 March 22 [Link] Blum Y, Meiller C, Quetel L, Elarouci N, Ayadi M, Tashtanbaeva D, Armenoult L, Montagne F, Tranchant R, Renier A, de Koning L, Copin MC, Hofman P, Hofman V, Porte H, Le Pimpec-Barthes F, Zucman-Rossi J, Jaurand MC, de Reyniès A, Jean D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is […]

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