Lung Cancer 2020 October 20 [Link] Sarah J Danson, Joe Conner, John G Edwards, Kevin G Blyth, Patricia M Fisher, Munitta Muthana, Abdulazeez Salawu, Fiona Taylor, Elizabeth Hodgkinson, Patrick Joyce, Jennifer Roman, Kathleen Simpson, Alexander Graham, Kirsty Learmonth, Penella J Woll Abstract Objectives: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) remains a major oncological challenge with limited therapeutic…

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Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine 2020 November 9 [Link] Hanife Gulnihal Ozdemir, Sermin Coban Kokten, Nagehan Ozdemir Barisik Abstract Background: Malignant mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor that can be confused with a benign mesothelial lesion, especially cytomorphologic lesions. BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) acts as a tumor suppressor. In this study, we aim to…

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Frontiers in Endocrinology 2020 October 8 [Link] Iacopo Gesmundo, Francesca Silvagno, Dana Banfi, Valentina Monica, Alessandro Fanciulli, Giacomo Gamba, Noemi Congiusta, Roberta Libener, Chiara Riganti, Ezio Ghigo, Riccarda Granata Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor, often associated with exposure to asbestos and characterized by poor prognosis and limited treatment options.…

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Respirology Case Reports 2020 October 26 [Link] Mia MacMillan, Bapti Roy, Sally McLaren, Anna K Nowak, Rajesh Thomas, Y C Gary Lee Abstract We report a rare case of early and extensive pulmonary invasion of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in a 70-year-old woman. She first presented with a hydropneumothorax and subsequent workup, including video-assisted thoracoscopy…

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Scientific Reports 2020 October 29 [Link] Sabrina Borchert, Pia-Maria Suckrau, Robert F H Walter, Michael Wessolly, Elena Mairinger, Julia Steinborn, Balazs Hegedus, Thomas Hager, Thomas Herold, Wilfried E E Eberhardt, Jeremias Wohlschlaeger, Clemens Aigner, Agnes Bankfalvi, Kurt Werner Schmid, Fabian D Mairinger Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, but aggressive tumor with dismal…

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British Journal of Cancer 2020 October 26 [Link] Michael G White, Jefree J Schulte, Lai Xue, Yaniv Berger, Darryl Schuitevoerder, Charles C Vining, Hedy L Kindler, Aliya Husain, Kiran K Turaga, Oliver S Eng Abstract Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression has been described in patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM), but treatment strategies utilising immune…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 October [Link] Akifumi Nakamura, Nobuyuki Kondo, Toru Nakamichi, Masaki Hashimoto, Teruhisa Takuwa, Seiji Matsumoto, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract Background: A few studies have reported the incidence and clinical implications of complications after pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the details of complications…

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Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020 October 21 [Link] Jason Y Y Wong, Carol Rice, Aaron Blair, Debra T Silverman Abstract Objectives: Occupational asbestos exposure is causally linked to mesothelioma. However, whether exposure to only chrysotile asbestos is associated with mesothelioma risk, and the heterogeneity in risk by different fibre types/lengths remains unclear. We investigated whether…

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Radiology and Oncology 2020 October 21 [Link] Petra Piber, Neza Vavpetic, Katja Goricar, Vita Dolzan, Viljem Kovac, Alenka Franko Abstract Background Asbestos exposure is associated with the development of pleural plaques as well as malignant mesothelioma (MM). Asbestos fibres activate macrophages, leading to the release of inflammatory mediators including interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β). The expression…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 October 18 [Link] David Roife, Benjamin D Powers, Mohammad Y Zaidi, Charles A Staley, Jordan M Cloyd, Ahmed Ahmed, Travis Grotz, Jennifer Leiting, Keith Fournier, Andrew J Lee, Jula Veerapong, Joel M Baumgartner, Callisia Clarke, Sameer H Patel, Ryan J Hendrix, Laura Lambert, Daniel E Abbott, Courtney Pokrzywa, Byrne Lee,…

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