Thorax 2021 March 10 [Link] Marie Shamseddin, Joanna Obacz, Mathew J Garnett, Robert Campbell Rintoul, Hayley Elizabeth Francies, Stefan John Marciniak Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer most commonly caused by prior exposure to asbestos. Median survival is 12-18 months, since surgery is ineffective and chemotherapy offers minimal benefit. Preclinical models that…

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Cancer Treatment and Research Communications 2021 February 24 [Link] Xiaomin Niu, Chenglei Zhou, Aiyan Hu, Lingzi Su, Dan Lin, Hui Han, Yan Lu Abstract Synchronous malignant mesothelioma (MM) and lung carcinoma are extremely rare in patients without a history of asbestos exposure and poses tremendous difficulties in clinical management. We report a patient without asbestos…

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Acta Oncologica 2021 January 27 [Link] Thomas Ringgaard Petersen, Vasiliki Panou, Christos Meristoudis, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Oluf Dimitri Røe Abstract Background: This study aims to investigate patient- and disease characteristics associated with survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients with anti-tumor treatment or with best supportive care (BSC). Materials and methods: Consecutive MPM cases diagnosed…

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European Journal of Oncology Nursing 2020 December 19 [Link] Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh, Liz Darlison, Anne Moylan, Angela Tod, Virginia Sherborne, Clare Warnock, Bethany Hope Taylor Abstract Purpose: The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Evidence in the United States suggests that mesothelioma may disproportionately affect military veterans. However, there has been no…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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Environmental Research 2020 November 13 [Link] Hailing Xia, Lingfang Feng, Lijun Lin, Zhaoqiang Jiang, Junqiang Chen, Wei Shi, Shibo Ying, Min Yu, Li Ju, Lijin Zhu, Li Shi, Xing Zhang, Jianlin Lou Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Its poor prognosis makes early diagnosis extremely important, which would provide…

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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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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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