Lung Cancer 2019 November 18 [Link] Stockhammer P, Ploenes T, Theegarten D, Schuler M, Maier S, Aigner C, Hegedus B Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with dismal prognosis but variable course of disease. To support diagnosis and to risk stratify patients, more reliable biomarkers are warranted. Emerging evidence underlines a…

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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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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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CA 2019 July 8 [Link] Carbone M, Adusumilli PS, Alexander HR Jr, Baas P, Bardelli F, Bononi A, Bueno R, Felley-Bosco E, Galateau-Salle F, Jablons D, Mansfield AS10, Minaai M, de Perrot M, Pesavento P, Rusch V, Severson DT, Taioli E, Tsao A, Woodard G, Yang< H, Zauderer MG, Pass HI/strong> Abstract Mesothelioma affects mostly…

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Lung 2019 July 2 [Link] Jiménez-Ramírez C, Casjens S, Juárez-Pérez CA, Raiko I, Del Razo LM, Taeger D, Calderón-Aranda ES, Rihs HP, Acosta-Saavedra LC, Weber DG, Cabello-López A, Pesch B, Ochoa-Vázquez MD, Burek K, Torre-Bouscoulet L, Pérez-Padilla JR, García-Bazan EM, Brüning T, Johnen G, Aguilar-Madrid G Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly…

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Cancers 2019 June 14 [Link] Catino A, de Gennaro G, Di Gilio A, Facchini L, Galetta D, Palmisani J, Porcelli F, Varesano N Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare neoplasm related to asbestos exposure and with high mortality rate. The management of patients with MPM is complex and controversial, particularly with regard to…

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