Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2022 September 5 [Link] Michael Offin, Dilanka De Silva, Jennifer L Sauter, Jacklynn V Egger, Ellen Yorke, Prasad S Adusumilli, Andreas Rimner, Valerie W Rusch, Marjorie G Zauderer Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) has no accepted standard of care treatment options with management and outcomes often extrapolated from diffuse pleural…

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Molecular Oncology 2022 August 28 [Link] Hoa-Le Mai, Sophie Deshayes, Thi-Van-Ha Nguyen, Virginie Dehame, Anne-Laure Chéné, Sophie Brouard, Christophe Blanquart Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer mainly related to asbestos exposure. Despite recent therapeutic advances, notably immunotherapies, the benefit remains limited and restricted to a small percentage of patients. Thus, a better…

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International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2022 August 12 [Link] Botle Precious Setlai, Zilungile Lynette Mkhize-Kwitshana, Ravi Mehrotra, Thanyani Victor Mulaudzi, Zodwa Dlamini Abstract Malignant mesotheliomas (MM) are hard to treat malignancies with poor prognosis and high mortality rates. This cancer is highly misdiagnosed in Sub-Saharan African countries. According to literature, the incidence of MM is…

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Histopathology 2022 August 25 [Link] Andrew Churg, Julia R Naso Abstract Separation of mesothelioma from metastatic carcinoma requires immunohistochemical support, with small batteries of stains recommended as a starting-point, but these numbers commonly expand to 10, 12 or more stains, a process that is not only expensive but frequently generates anomalous or confounding results, leading…

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British Journal of Cancer 2022 August 23 [Link] Thinh T Nguyen, Hyun-Sung Lee, Bryan M Burt, Christopher I Amos, Chao Cheng Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a lung pleural cancer with very poor disease outcome. With limited curative MPM treatment available, it is vital to study prognostic biomarkers to categorise different patient risk…

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Seminars in Nuclear Medicine 2022 August 11 [Link] Egesta Lopci, Angelo Castello, Luigi Mansi Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor originating from the mesothelial cells and presenting in general with a very poor prognosis. The pleural localization represents the prevailing disease site, while peritoneal involvement is commonly rare. The WHO classifies mesotheliomas into epithelioid,…

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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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Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology 2022 July 9 [Link] Louise Andersen Lynggård, Vasiliki Panou, Weronika Szejniuk, Oluf Dimitri Røe, Christos Meristoudis Abstract Introduction: Serous effusion is often the first sign of mesothelioma. Diagnosis based on cytologic material from the effusions remains controversial and complementary biopsy is usually required. However, obtaining representative tissue sample…

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Thoracic Cancer 2022 August 2 [Link] Masayoshi Hasegawa, Yuki Hanamatsu, Chiemi Saigo, Yusuke Kito, Tamotsu Takeuchi Abstract Background: As mesothelioma generally has an unfavorable prognosis, further advances are needed to improve the outcomes in patients with mesothelioma. In the present study, we generated and characterized a monoclonal antibody that could inhibit mesothelioma cell proliferation in…

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Journal of Oncology 2022 July 15 [Link] Elisa Mazzoni, Ilaria Bononi, John Charles Rotondo, Chiara Mazziotta, Roberta Libener, Roberto Guaschino, Roberta Gafà, Giovanni Lanza, Fernanda Martini, Mauro Tognon Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), a fatal tumor, is mainly linked to the asbestos exposure. It has been reported that together with the inhalation of asbestos fibers,…

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