Investigation of MTAP and BAP1 staining loss and P16/CDKN2A deletion in pleural cytology specimens and its role in the diagnosis of mesothelioma

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2024 January 20 [Link] Nazli Sena Şeker, Emel Tekin, Güntülü Ak, Muzaffer Metintaş, Selma Metintaş, Emine Dündar Abstract Background: Mesothelioma is a malignant neoplasm with a poor survival rate. We aimed to investigate the importance of BAP1, MTAP (IHC), and p16/CDKN2A homozygous deletion (FISH) in cytologic material obtained from pleural effusion sampling, which…

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The knockdown of stathmin with si-RNA inhibits invasion of mesothelioma

Tissue and Cell 2024 January 5 [Link] Asude Aksoy, Asuman Varoglu, Ebru Etem Onalan, Ahmet Tektemur, Gokhan Artas, Mustafa Koc, Muharrem Cakmak, Siyami Aydin, Murat Kilic, Mustafa Ulas Abstract Background: To investigate the mechanism of action of stathmin1 (STMN1) in mesothelioma (MSM) and whether it has any role in its treatment. Methods: STMN1 expression was…

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Novel chimeric antigen receptor-expressing T cells targeting the malignant mesothelioma-specific antigen sialylated HEG1

International Journal of Cancer 2024 January 11 [Link] Taku Kouro, Naoko Higashijima, Shun Horaguchi, Yasunobu Mano, Rika Kasajima, Huihui Xiang, Yuki Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Kishi, Hiroshi Hamana, Daisuke Hoshino, Hidetomo Himuro, Rieko Matsuura, Shoutaro Tsuji, Kohzoh Imai, Tetsuro Sasada Abstract The selection of highly specific target antigens is critical for the development of clinically efficient and…

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Molecular and Immunohistochemical Testing in Mesothelioma and Other Mesothelial Lesions

Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2024 January 8 [Link] Yin P Hung, Lucian R Chirieac Abstract Context.—: Molecular testing has increasingly been utilized in the evaluation of mesothelioma. Diffuse mesothelioma comprises multiple distinct genetic subgroups. While most diffuse mesotheliomas lack oncogenic kinase mutations and instead harbor alterations involving tumor suppressors and chromatin regulators, a…

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Comparison of Immunohistochemistry, Next-generation Sequencing and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization for Detection of MTAP Loss in Pleural Mesothelioma

Modern Pathology 2024 January 5 [Link] Christopher A Febres-Aldana, Jason C Chang, Achim A Jungbluth, Prasad S Adusumilli, Francis M Bodd, Denise Frosina, Jerica A Geronimo, Enmily Hernandez, Helen Irawan, Michael D Offin, Natasha Rekhtman, William D Travis, Chad Vanderbilt, Marjorie G Zauderer, Yanming Zhang, Marc Ladanyi, Soo-Ryum Yang, Jennifer L Sauter Abstract 9p21 deletions…

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Extensive Skeletal Muscle Metastases in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Detected by FDG PET/CT

World Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2023 December 4 [Link] Mustafa Yilmaz, Ozan Kandemir, Ediz Tutar Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare but aggressive tumor originating from pleural mesothelial cells. Distant skeletal muscle metastasis is rare in MPM. A 54-year-old woman was diagnosed with epithelioid MPM and treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy 2…

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PD-L1 expression complements CALGB prognostic scoring system in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Frontiers in Oncology 2023 December 4 [Link] Alejandro Avilés-Salas, Luis Cabrera-Miranda, Norma Hernández-Pedro, Diana Sofía Vargas-Lías, Suraj Samtani, Wendy Muñoz-Montaño, Daniel Motola-Kuba, Luis Corrales-Rodríguez, Claudio Martín, Andrés F Cardona, Cittim B Palomares-Palomares, Oscar Arrieta Abstract Background: Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression is a predictive biomarker in patients with lung cancer, but its role in malignant…

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Diagnostic value of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in ovarian malignant mesothelioma

BMC Medial Imaging 2023 December 14 [Link] Hai-Tao Wang, Ai-Jing Li, Ji-Yong Gao, Liang-Jiong Wang, Yu-Tao Wang, Wen-Ying Yu, Jian Zhang Abstract Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in ovarian malignant mesothelioma (OMM). Methods: The clinical and imaging data of 10 pathologically-confirmed OMM patients were analyzed…

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Methylthioadenosine Phosphorylase and Breast Cancer 1 Protein-Associated Protein 1 as Biomarkers for the Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Cancer Control 2023 January-December [Link] Yue Chen, Xuemei Du, Ying Gao, Heliang Wu, Hongyu Zhao, Yandong Su Abstract Objectives: Combination of Breast Cancer 1 protein-associated protein 1 (BAP1) and methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) in the peritoneal mesothelioma (PeM) has yet to be explored. We aim to assess the diagnostic value of combined BAP1 and MTAP to…

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Analysis of Ki67 Protein Expression and Clinicopathological Features in Patients with Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2023 December 8 [Link] Dujuan Yang, Yeping Zhou, Kongdan Lv Abstract Background: At present, there are many treatments for peritoneal mesothelioma, but the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma is still facing great challenges. Distant metastasis is the main cause of poor prognosis and death of patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. Ki67…

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