Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2020 April 21 [Link] Filetti V, Falzone L, Rapisarda V, Caltabiano R, Eleonora Graziano AC, Ledda C, Loreto C Abstract Fluoro-edenite (FE) is a silicate mineral identified in the lava products of Monte Calvario from stone quarries located in the southeast of Biancavilla, a small city of the Etnean volcanic complex…

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Critical Review in Oncology and Hematology 2020 April 9 [Link] Ahmadzada T, Kao S, Reid G, Clarke S, Grau GE, Hosseini-Beheshti E Abstract Extracellular vesicles (EV) are secreted by all cells, including cancer cells, as a mode of intercellular transport and communication. The main types of EV known to date include exosomes, microvesicles and apoptotic…

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Scientific Reports 2020 April 1 [Link] Ghanim B, Rosenmayr A, Stockhammer P, Vogl M, Celik A, Bas A, Kurul IC, Akyurek N, Varga A, Plönes T, Bankfalvi A, Hager T, Schuler M, Hackner K, Errhalt P, Scheed A, Seebacher G, Hegedus B, Stubenberger E, Aigner C Abstract Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) confers dismal prognosis and…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2020 February 21 [Link] de Gooijer CJ, Borm FJ, Scherpereel A, Baas P Abstract The only registered systemic treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is platinum based chemotherapy combined with pemetrexed, with or without bevacizumab. Immunotherapy did seem active in small phase II trials. In this review, we will highlight the most…

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Journal of Immunotherapy for Cancer 2020 February [Link] Hotta K, Fujimoto N Abstract Platinum-based chemotherapy is commonly used as the standard first-line treatment for unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, in recent times, immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have led to a paradigm shift. Herein, we review relevant literature and ongoing trials of ICIs used as both…

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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 February 10 [Link] Töreyin ZN, Ghosh M, Göksel Ö, Göksel T, Godderis L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is mainly related to previous asbestos exposure. There is still dearth of information on non-invasive biomarkers to detect MPM at early stages. Human studies on exhaled breath biomarkers…

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