Sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma: a case of long-term recurrence-free survival following curative intent surgery alone

Surgical Case Reports 2024 May 31 [Link] Masatoshi Kanayama, Masaru Takenaka, Katsuma Yoshimatsu, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Koji Kuroda3, Aya Nawata, Manabu Yasuda, Fumihiro Tanaka Abstract Background: Curative intent surgery may be indicated for some patients with resectable early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, sarcomatoid MPM is a highly aggressive subtype for which curative…

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Predictive potential of MRI in differentiating the predominant component in biphasic pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of Radiology 2024 May 26 [Link] Ritu R Gill, William G Richards, Hillary Heiling, Emanuele Mazzola, Yin P Hung, Ravi T Seethamraju, Lucian R Chirieac, Raphael Bueno Abstract Purpose: To assess the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values derived from diffusion weighted (DW) MRI preoperatively to predict the predominant histologic component among…

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Ki67 Tumor Expression Predicts Treatment Benefit Achieved by Macroscopic Radical Lung-Preserving Surgery in Pleural Mesothelioma-A Retrospective Multicenter Analysis

Cancers 2024 May 10 [Link] Sarah Hintermair, Stephanie Iser, Alexander Varga, Melanie Biesinger, Tomas Bohanes, Ali Celik, Muhammet Sayan, Aykut Kankoç, Nalan Akyurek, Betul Öğüt, Elisabeth Stubenberger, Bahil Ghanim Abstract Pleural mesothelioma (PM), linked to asbestos-induced inflammation, carries a poor prognosis. Therapy ranges from therapy limitation to aggressive multimodality treatment. Given the uncertainty about treatment…

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The Incidence of Distant Metastases in Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma Screened for a Multimodal Approach: How Much Staging Do We Really Need?

Cancers 2024 May 17 [Link] Arberit Hyseni, Jan Viehof, Jan Hockmann, Martin Metzenmacher, Wilfried Eberhardt, Ken Herrmann, Hubertus Hautzel, Clemens Aigner, Till Plönes Abstract Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is a very aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis. Most patients receive systemic treatment only; however, some patients may benefit from multimodality treatment. A precise staging of patients…

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Concordance between CDKN2A homozygous deletion and MTAP immunohistochemical loss in fluoroedenite-induced pleural mesothelioma: An immunohistochemical and molecular study on a single-institution series

Pathology, Research, and Practice 2024 May 14 [Link] Giuseppe Broggi, Michele Massimino, Maria Failla, Veronica Filetti, Venerando Rapisarda, Caterina Ledda, Claudia Lombardo, Carla Loreto, Paolo Vigneri, Rosario Caltabiano Abstract Fluoroedenite-induced pleural mesothelioma (FE-induced-PM) is a rare and small subset of PM that shares with its asbestos-induced counterpart the same aggressive biological behavior and poor prognosis,…

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Concordance between CDKN2A homozygous deletion and MTAP immunohistochemical loss in fluoroedenite-induced pleural mesothelioma: An immunohistochemical and molecular study on a single-institution series

Pathology, Research, and Practice 2024 May 14 [Link] Giuseppe Broggi, Michele Massimino, Maria Failla, Veronica Filetti, Venerando Rapisarda, Caterina Ledda, Claudia Lombardo, Carla Loreto, Paolo Vigneri, Rosario Caltabiano Abstract Fluoroedenite-induced pleural mesothelioma (FE-induced-PM) is a rare and small subset of PM that shares with its asbestos-induced counterpart the same aggressive biological behavior and poor prognosis,…

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Comprehensive genomic profiling of pediatric peritoneal mesothelioma: case report with a literature review

Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2024 May 18 [Link] Jasmina Redzepagic, Zlatan Zvizdic, Nurija Bilalovic, Emir Milisic, Melika Bukvic, Semir Vranic Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is an extremely rare and poorly recognized neoplasm in children. A 5-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of progressive painless abdominal distension. A CT revealed a 19 × 19…

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Differential expression of DMD transcripts as a novel prognostic biomarker in histologically diverse mesotheliomas

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2024 April 29 [Link] Nancy Alnassar, Jonathan M J Derry, Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Dariusz C Gorecki Abstract Background: The identification of prognostic biomarkers is crucial for guiding treatment strategies in mesothelioma patients. The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene and its specific transcripts have been associated with patient survival in various tumours.…

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Differential expression of DMD transcripts as a novel prognostic biomarker in histologically diverse mesotheliomas

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2024 April 29 [Link] Nancy Alnassar, Jonathan M J Derry, Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Dariusz C Gorecki Abstract Background: The identification of prognostic biomarkers is crucial for guiding treatment strategies in mesothelioma patients. The Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene and its specific transcripts have been associated with patient survival in various tumours.…

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