Cancers 2022 August 26 [Link] Elia Ranzato, Gregorio Bonsignore, Simona Martinotti Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer arising from the serosal surfaces of the body, mainly from the pleural layer. This cancer is strongly related to asbestos exposure and shows a very inauspicious prognosis, because there are scarce therapeutic options for this rare disease.…

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Cancers 2022 September 2 [Link] Lilith Trassl, Georgios T Stathopoulos Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, incurable cancer of the mesothelial cells lining the lungs and the chest wall that is mainly caused by asbestos inhalation. The molecular mechanisms of mesothelial carcinogenesis are still unclear despite comprehensive studies of the mutational landscape of…

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Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2022 August 20 [Link] Paola Muti, Andrea Sacconi, Claudio Pulito, Giulia Orlandi, Sara Donzelli, Aldo Morrone, James Jiulian, Gerard P Cox, Martin Kolb, Gregory Pond, Peter Kavsak, Mark Norman Levine, Giovanni Blandino, Sabrina Strano Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor associated with asbestos exposure.…

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BioMed Research International 2022 July 27 [Link] M Shobana, V R Balasraswathi, R Radhika, Ahmed Kareem Oleiwi, Sushovan Chaudhury, Ajay S Ladkat, Mohd Naved, Abdul Wahab Rahmani Abstract Cancer of the mesothelium, sometimes referred to as malignant mesothelioma (MM), is an extremely uncommon form of the illness that almost always results in death. Chemotherapy, surgery,…

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Targeted Oncology 2022 July [Link] Fatéméh Dubois, Céline Bazille, Jérôme Levallet, Elodie Maille, Solenn Brosseau, Jeannick Madelaine, Emmanuel Bergot, Gérard Zalcman, Guénaëlle Levallet Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm, which has primarily been attributed to the exposure to asbestos fibers (83% of cases); yet, despite a ban of using asbestos in…

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Biomedical Reports 2022 June 7 [Link] Guan-Ying Ma, Shuai Shi, Ping Wang, Xing-Guang Wang, Zhi-Gang Zhang Abstract The diagnostic value of the 9P21 gene determined using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) combined with BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) and methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) expression detection by immunohistochemistry, was investigated in serous effusion samples of malignant mesothelioma. A…

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Targeted Oncology 2022 July 30 [Link] Fatéméh Dubois, Céline Bazille, Jérôme Levallet, Elodie Maille, Solenn Brosseau, Jeannick Madelaine, Emmanuel Bergot, Gérard Zalcman, Guénaëlle Levallet Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm, which has primarily been attributed to the exposure to asbestos fibers (83% of cases); yet, despite a ban of using asbestos…

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JTO Clinical and Research Reports 2022 June 9 [Link] Takaaki Tanaka, Shoji Asakura, Kazuya Hisamatsu, Nobukazu Fujimoto Abstract A 69-year-old man presented with a pulmonary opacity at a regular medical check-up. He had been exposed to asbestos in a chemical fiber manufacturing setting. Result of positron emission tomography with computed tomography (CT) revealed fluorodeoxyglucose accumulations…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 June 10 [Link] Alice Bellini, Sara Mazzarra, Sara Sterrantino, Desideria Argnani, Franco Stella Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive asbestos-related tumour with poor prognosis. To date, a multimodality treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery, with or without radiotherapy, is the gold standard therapy for selected patients with epithelioid and…

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Critical Reviews in Toxicology 2022 June 15 [Link] David M Bernstein Abstract The potential toxic effects of short chrysotile and amphibole asbestos fibers with lengths <5 to ∼10 µm have been debated over the years. This stems from the large database of epidemiology, toxicology, and in-vitro studies, each of which often provides different information in…

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