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Curated Journal Articles on Mesothelioma

Pemetrexed-loaded nanoparticles targeted to malignant pleural mesothelioma cells: an in vitro study.

CONCLUSION: GNP-HCPe treatment displays in vitro antineoplastic action and is more effective than Pe alone in inhibiting MPM cell line malignant phenotype. The innovative use of specifically targeted GNPs opens the perspective of local intrapleural administration to avoid normal cell toxicity and enhance chemotherapy efficacy.
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Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Mesothelioma.

However, survival data remains immature and a larger number of patient outcomes are needed to ascertain the value of PD-L1 IHC as a predictive biomarker. Incorporation of translational studies in all immunotherapy trials and especially window-of-opportunity resectable studies should be supported and instituted in all future mesothelioma trials.
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Are circulating microRNAs suitable for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma? Results from a nested case-control study.

Thus, the analyzed miRNAs failed to detect the cancer in prediagnostic samples, showing that they are not feasible for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma. However, the miRNAs might still serve as possible markers for prognosis and response to therapy, but this needs to be analyzed in appropriate studies.
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Asbestosis and silicosis hospitalizations in Italy (2001-2015): results from the National Hospital Discharge Registry.

Although data show decreasing incidence of both fibroses, multiple correspondence analysis highlights that levels of illness severity were higher in silicosis and increased over time in both diseases. Further studies investigating the effectiveness of the current health surveillance programs concerning these diseases are suggested.
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Current status of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the multimodal treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies.

This method is safe in specialized centers with an acceptable rate of morbidity and mortality comparable to foreign workplaces and is also available for patients in the Czech Republic. Key words surgery, oncology, cytoreduction, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, hyperthermia.
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MST1/Hippo promoter gene methylation predicts poor survival in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in the IFCT-GFPC-0701 MAPS Phase 3 trial.

YAP silencing decreased invasion of MST1-depleted mesothelial cell lines. CONCLUSIONS: MST1/hippo kinase expression loss is predictive of poor prognosis in MPM patients, leading to nuclear YAP accumulation and electing YAP as a putative target for therapeutic intervention in human MPM.
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Fluorodeoxyglucose versus Choline Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Response Evaluation in Two Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Patients Treated with Talc Pleurodesis and Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

We present two cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma treated with talc pleurodesis and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) before pleurectomy/decortication in which post-NAC FDG-PET/CT showed intense FDG uptakes in the high attenuation areas of pleural thickening with false positive result, whereas post-NAC 11C-choline PET/CT showed mild choline uptake of pleural talc deposit, which did not interfere with the post-chemotherapy disease evaluation. Thus we suggest choline-PET/CT may show little choline uptake to granulomatous inflammation and evaluate treatment response in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with talc pleurodesis and NAC.
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Tenascin XB Is a Novel Diagnostic Marker for Malignant Mesothelioma.

CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that TNXB is a novel diagnostic biomarker for MM. A combination of detecting TNXB and calretinin may be useful for the differential diagnosis of MM from lung adenocarcinoma.
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Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Treatment Options and Survival.

CRS plus HIPEC, and radical surgery with chemotherapy seem to increase the survival. Patients considered candidates for radical surgery should be sent to specialized centers for further assessment.
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Versican modulates tumor-associated macrophage properties to stimulate mesothelioma growth.

Versican was over-expressed in human mesothelioma tissue and mesothelioma-associated effusion. In conclusion, tumor cell-derived versican stimulates mesothelioma progression by shaping a tumor friendly inflammatory milieu, mainly by blunting macrophage anti-tumor activities.
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