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Dosimetric Comparison of Lung-Sparing Radiation Therapy between Volumetric Arc Therapy and Helical Tomotherapy for Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

BioMed Research International 2019 December 20 [Link] Pehlivan B, Sengul K, Yesil A, Nalbant N, Ozturk O, Ozdemir Y, Topkan E Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) and helical tomotherapy (HT) plans in terms of dosimetric parameters in positron emission tomography- (PET-) computerized tomography- (CT-) based radiation therapy planning in unresectable malignant pleural […]

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LOX family and ZFPM2 as novel diagnostic biomarkers for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Biomarker Research 2020 January 8 [Link] Kim MK, Kim HW, Jang M, Oh SS, Yong SJ, Jeong Y, Jung SH, Choi JW Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the pleural and outer layer of tissues surrounding the lungs. MPM is primarily caused by occupational exposure to […]

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A gene-expression-based test can outperform bap1 and p16 analyses in the differential diagnosis of pleural mesothelial proliferations.

Oncology Letters 2020 January [Link] Alì G, Bruno R, Poma AM, Proietti A, Ricci S, Chella A, Melfi F, Ambrogi MC, Lucchi M, Fontanini G Abstract The demonstration of tissue invasion by histology is an essential criterion for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant mesothelial proliferations. When tissue invasion cannot be identified, the use […]

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Malignant Diffuse Mesothelioma in Women: A Study of 354 Cases.

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2019 December 23 [Link] Pavlisko EN, Liu B, Green C, Sporn TA, Roggli VL Abstract We reviewed 354 cases of malignant diffuse mesothelioma (MM) in women from a database of 2858 histologically confirmed MM cases. There was a pleural predominance with 78% pleural MM and 22% peritoneal MM. The […]

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Mesothelioma cells depend on the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-xL for survival and are sensitized to ionizing radiation by BH3-mimetics.

International Journal of Ratdiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2019 November 28 [Link] Jackson MR, Ashton M, Koessinger AL, Dick C, Verheij M, Chalmers AJ Abstract The incidence of mesothelioma continues to rise and prognosis remains dismal due to resistance to conventional therapies and few novel treatment options. Failure to activate apoptotic cell death is a resistance […]

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Detection of TGF-β in pleural effusions for diagnosis and prognostic stratification of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer 2019 November 18 [Link] Stockhammer P, Ploenes T, Theegarten D, Schuler M, Maier S, Aigner C, Hegedus B Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with dismal prognosis but variable course of disease. To support diagnosis and to risk stratify patients, more reliable biomarkers are warranted. Emerging evidence underlines a […]

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Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) Gene Rearrangement in Children and Young Adults with Mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2019 November 26 [Link] Mian I, Abdullaev Z, Morrow B, Kaplan RN, Gao S, Mettienen M, Schrump DS, Zgonc V, Wei JS, Khan J, Pack S, Hassan R Abstract INTRODUCTION: Children and young adults diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma may have unique genetic characteristics. In this study, we evaluated for the presence […]

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Molecular Signatures for Combined Targeted Treatments in Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma.

International Journal of Molecular Science 2019 November 19 [Link] Belfiore A, Busico A, Bozzi F, Brich S, Dallera E, Conca E, Capone I, Gloghini A, Volpi CC, Cabras AD, Pilotti S, Baratti D, Guaglio M, Deraco M, Kusamura S, Perrone F Abstract Background-There are currently no effective therapies for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) patients […]

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Inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase 7 down-regulates yes-associated protein expression in mesothelioma cells.

Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 2019 November 21 [Link] Miao J, Kyoyama H, Liu L, Chan G, Wang Y, Urisman A, Yang YL, Liu S, Xu Z, Bin H, Li H, Jablons DM, You L Abstract Cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7) is a protein kinase that plays a major role in transcription initiation. Yes-associated protein […]

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Elevated Circulating Activin A Levels in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Are Related to Cancer Cachexia and Reduced Response to Platinum-based Chemotherapy.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 October 25 [Link] Paajanen J, Ilonen I, Lauri H, Järvinen T, Sutinen E, Ollila H, Rouvinen E, Lemström K, Räsänen J, Ritvos O, Koli K, Myllärniemi M Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous preclinical studies have shown that activin A is overexpressed in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), associates with cancer cachexia, and is observed […]

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