EBioMedicine 2020 October 9 [Link] Bill T V Duong, Licun Wu, Brenda J Green, Fatemeh Bavaghar-Zaeimi, Zongjie Wang, Mahmoud Labib, Yuxiao Zhou, Fernando J P Cantu, Thurgaa Jeganathan, Sandra Popescu, Jennifer Pantea, Marc de Perrot, Shana O Kelley Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer related to asbestos exposure. Early diagnosis is…

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Pharmaceuticals 2020 October 2 [Link] Puey-Ling Chia, Sagun Parakh, Ming-Sound Tsao, Nhu-An Pham, Hui K Gan, Diana Cao, Ingrid J G Burvenich, Angela Rigopoulos, Edward B Reilly, Thomas John, Andrew M Scott Abstract Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is highly overexpressed in malignant mesothelioma (MM). MAb806 is a novel anti-EGFR antibody that selectively targets a…

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Clinical Advances for Hematology and Oncology 2020 September [Link] Joshua E Reuss, Patrick M Forde Abstract Therapeutic advancement for mesothelioma has been stagnant, with minimal treatment innovation in the past decade. Recently, however, immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) targeting the programmed death 1 and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 pathways has revolutionized the treatment of multiple malignancies…

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The Lancet Oncology 2020 October [Link] AurĂ©lien Marabelle, Marwan Fakih, Juanita Lopez, Manisha Shah, Ronnie Shapira-Frommer, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Hyun Cheol Chung, Hedy L Kindler, Jose A Lopez-Martin, Wilson H Miller Jr, Antoine Italiano, Steven Kao, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Jean-Pierre Delord, Robert R McWilliams, David A Fabrizio, Deepti Aurora-Garg, Lei Xu, Fan Jin, Kevin Norwood, Yung-Jue…

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Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 2020 July 30 [Link] Ferdinando Cerciello, Meena Choi, Sara L Sinicropi-Yao, Katie Lomeo, Joseph M Amann, Emanuela Felley-Bosco, Rolf A Stahel, Bruce W S Robinson, Jenette Creaney, Harvey I Pass, Olga Vitek, David P Carbone Abstract Background: We have verified a mass spectrometry (MS)-based targeted proteomics signature for the detection…

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Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 2020 July 22 [Link] Harvey I Pass, Marjan Alimi, Michele Carbone, Haining Yang, Chandra M Goparaju Abstract Background: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is an asbestos related neoplasm which can only be treated successfully when correctly diagnosed and treated in early stages. The asbestos exposed population serves as a high risk…

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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers, July 30, 2020 (Epub ahead of print) [Link] Ferdinando Cerciello, et.al. Abstract Background: We have verified a mass spectrometry (MS) based targeted proteomics signature for the detection of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) from the blood. Methods: A seven-peptide biomarker MPM signature by targeted proteomics in serum was identified in a previous independent…

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The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2020 April 30 [Link] de Vos L, Jung M, Koerber RM, Bawden EG, Holderried TAW, Dietrich J, Bootz F, Brossart P, Kristiansen G, Dietrich D Abstract Patients with incurable cancer usually receive palliative treatment with significant toxicity and limited efficacy. Methylation analysis of circulating cell-free DNA in blood from cancer…

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Cancer Genomics & Proteomics 2020 May-June [Link] Lacerenza S, Ciregia F, Giusti L, Bonotti A, Greco V, Giannaccini G, D’Antongiovanni V, Fallahi P, Pieroni L, Cristaudo A, Lucacchini A, Mazzoni MR, Foddis R Abstract BACKGROUND:Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) a rare neoplasm linked to asbestos exposure is characterized by a poor prognosis. Soluble mesothelin is currently…

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