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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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The value of BAP1 expression and CDKN2A deletion to distinguish peritoneal malignant mesothelioma from peritoneal location of carcinoma in effusion cytology specimens.

Cytopathology 2019 November 12 [Link] LThakfi W, Gazzo S, Blanchet M, Isaac S, Piaton E, Villeneuve L, Glehen O, Gilly FN, Brevet M Abstract OBJECTIVE: Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM), represents 30% of all malignant mesothelioma, and is characterized by a difficult diagnosis and different presentations. Immunohistochemistry has improved the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity in […]

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The mTOR Signaling Pathway Is Associated With the Prognosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma After Multimodality Therapy.

Anticancer Research 2019 November [Link] Kuroda A, Matsumoto S, Fukuda A, Nakamichi T, Nakamura A, Hashimoto M, Takuwa T, Kondo N, Tsujimura T, Nakano T, Hasegawa S Abstract BACKGROUND/AIM: We performed multimodality therapy comprising preoperative chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), and radiation therapy for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Although multimodality therapy resulted in good […]

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Globular C1q Receptor (gC1qR/p32/HABP1) Is Overexpressed in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Is Associated With Increased Survival in Surgical Patients Treated With Chemotherapy.

Frontiers in Oncology 2019 October 11 [Link] Abstract Introduction: Globular C1q receptor (gC1qR/p32/HABP1) is overexpressed in a variety of cancers, particularly adenocarcinomas. This study investigated gC1qR expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and its pathophysiologic correlates in a surgical patient cohort. Methods: Tissue microarrays comprising 6 tumoral and 3 stromal cores from 265 patients with MPM (216 epithelioid, […]

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Detection of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Rearranged Mesothelioma Cells in Ascites by Companion Diagnostics.

Acta Cytologica 2019 October 29 [Link] Konishi M, Kanyama T, Maeno K, Miyagawa C, Minamiguchi S, Katsushima H, Shimada T Abstract BACKGROUND: A case of peritoneal mesothelioma with an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocation was identified, and we conducted further studies to obtain diagnostic and therapeutic insights. We believe that this is the first report […]

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Redefining malignant pleural mesothelioma types as a continuum uncovers immune-vascular interactions.

EBiomedicine 2019 October [Link] Alcala N, Mangiante L, Le-Stang N, Gustafson CE, Boyault S, Damiola F, Alcala K, Brevet M, Thivolet-Bejui F, Blanc-Fournier C, Le Rochais JP, Planchard G, Rousseau N, Damotte D, Pairon JC, Copin MC, Scherpereel A, Wasielewski E, Wicquart L, Lacomme S, Vignaud JM, Ancelin G, Girard C, Sagan C, Bonnetaud C, […]

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Primary Malignant Mesothelioma of the Peritoneum Mistaken for Peritoneal Tuberculosis due to Elevated Cancer Antigen 125.

Korean Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 October 25 [Link] Oh JH, Oh MJ Abstract Adifferential diagnosis of ascites is always challenging for physicians. Peritoneal tuberculosis is particularly difficult to distinguish from peritoneal carcinomatosis because of the similarities in clinical manifestations and laboratory results. Although the definitive diagnostic method for ascites is to take a biopsy of […]

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Diagnostic Value of Computed Tomography Imaging Features in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Respiration 2019 October 25 [Link] Fortin M, Cabon E, Berbis J, Laroumagne S, Guinde J, Elharrar X, Dutau H, Astoul P Abstract BACKGROUND: Medical history, thoracentesis, and imaging features are usually the first steps in the investigation of a possible malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Unfortunately, the diagnostic yield of thoracentesis in this situation is suboptimal […]

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