Front Med 2018 November 30 [Link] Gardner JK, Jackaman C, Mamotte CDS, Nelson DJ Abstract/h3> Aging is associated with an increased incidence of cancer. One contributing factor could be modulation of immune cells responsible for anti-tumor responses, such as dendritic cells (DCs) and T cells. These immunological changes may also impact the efficacy of cancer…

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International Journal of Medical Sciences 2018 June 4 [Link] Aguilar-Madrid G, Pesch B, Calderón-Aranda ES, Burek K, Jiménez-Ramírez C, Juárez-Pérez CA, Ochoa-Vázquez MD, Torre-Bouscoulet L, Acosta-Saavedra LC, Sada-Ovalle I, García-Figueroa J, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Castillo-González P, Báez-Saldaña AR, Pérez-Padilla JR, Osnaya-Juárez J, Rivera-Rosales RM, García-Bazán EM, Bautista-Aragón YL, Lazcano-Hernandez E, Munguía-Canales DA, Argote-Greene LM, Taeger D,…

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Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 July 11 [Link] An YS, Kim HD, Kim HC, Jeong KS, Ahn YS Abstract BACKGROUND: This study aimed to enhance understanding of the epidemiologic characteristics of asbestos-related diseases, and to provide information that could inform policy-making aimed at prevention and compensation for occupational asbestos exposure, through analyzing asbestos-related…

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Scientific Reports 2018 July 3 [Link] Li C, Rezov V, Joensuu E, Vartiainen V, Rönty M, Yin M, Myllärniemi M, Koli K Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis. It is characterized by prominent extracellular matrix, mesenchymal tumor cell phenotypes and chemoresistance. In this study, the ability of pirfenidone to alter mesothelioma…

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Internal Medicine 2018 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Ihara H, Harada N, Shimada N, Kanamori K, Hayashi T, Uekusa T, Takahashi K Abstract A 64-year-old man with the bone marrow metastasis due to malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) was diagnosed with anemia, leukoerythroblastosis, thrombocytopenia, and lower back pain. A bone marrow biopsy demonstrated infiltrative malignant…

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Patient Education and Counseling 2018 January 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Soloukey Tbalvandany SS, Maat AAPWM, Cornelissen RR, Nuyttens JJJME, Takkenberg JJJM Abstract OBJECTIVE: Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a rare asbestos related disease mostly diagnosed in low-skilled patients. The decision-making process for MM treatment is complicated, making an adequate provision of information necessary. The…

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Pathology International 2018 January 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kimura N, Hasegawa M, Hiroshima K Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) with rhabdoid features is an MM variant. Fifteen cases have been reported previously, all of which were combined with other types of MM. Herein, we report an autopsy case of pleural MM with monomorphic rhabdoid…

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