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Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of Pegylated Arginine Deiminase, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed in Patients With Argininosuccinate Synthetase 1-Deficient Thoracic Cancers.

Conclusion Target engagement with depletion of arginine was maintained throughout treatment with no dose-limiting toxicities. In this biomarker-selected group of patients with ASS1-deficient cancers, clinical activity was observed in patients with poor-prognosis tumors. Therefore, we recommend a dose for future studies of weekly ADI-PEG 20 36 mg/m2 plus three-weekly cisplatin 75 mg/m2 and pemetrexed 500 mg/m2.
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A Proteomic Analysis of the Malignant Mesothelioma Secretome Using iTRAQ.

CONCLUSION: The MM cell secretome is enriched in proteins that are likely to enhance its growth and response to stress and help it inhibit an adaptive immune response. These are potential targets for therapeutic and biomarker discovery.
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FTY720 inhibits mesothelioma growth in vitro and in a syngeneic mouse model.

Moreover, FTY720 administration in vivo effectively reduced tumor burden in mice without apparent toxicity. CONCLUSIONS: Our preclinical data indicate that FTY720 is a potentially promising therapeutic agent for MM treatment.
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Transcriptomic Analysis of the Claudin Interactome in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Evaluation of the Effect of Disease Phenotype, Asbestos Exposure, and CDKN2A Deletion Status.

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Serum HMGB1 as a Potential Biomarker for Patients with Asbestos-Related Diseases

In addition, serum matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 are not correlated with HMGB1 in ARDs. Thus, our study provides supporting evidence for HMGB1 as a potential biomarker either for the clinical diagnosis of high-risk AE cohorts or for evaluating ARDs.
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Histopathologic features predict survival in diffuse pleural malignant mesothelioma on pleural biopsies

The aim of our work is to assess the prognostic role of several histopathological factors on a retrospective cohort of 116 patients diagnosed as a pleural mesothelioma for more than 95% of patients on pleural biopsy. Our work shows that mitotic count.
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A second case of pericardial mesothelioma mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus in the literature in over 30 years: a case report

Clinicians should consider malignant mesothelioma in the differential diagnosis of pericardial effusion, especially when it is recurrent and not clearly explained by other causes. Cytological samples should always be obtained and, if imaging tools are suggestive for solid processes, histological confirmation is mandatory.
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Intensity modulated radiation therapy after extra-pleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma is feasible without fatal pulmonary toxicity and provides good survival.

. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 March 29 [Epub ahead of print] [.
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Pericardial mesothelioma presenting as a suspected ST-elevation myocardial infarction

In this case, direct observation of the tumor led to biopsy and the final diagnosis. These are highly malignant tumors and when diagnosed are usually already at an advanced stage.
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Developing Asbestos Job Exposure Matrix Using Occupation and Industry Specific Exposure Data (1984-2008) in Republic of Korea

1 f/mL. CONCLUSION: The newly constructed GPJEM which is generated from actual domestic quantitative exposure data could be useful in evaluating historical exposure levels to asbestos and could contribute to improved prediction of asbestos-related diseases among Koreans.
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