European Heart Journal Case Reports 2021 July 7 [Link] Leo Pölzl, Jakob Hirsch, Agnes Mayr, Christian Uprimny, Georg Oberhuber, Hansjörg J Zwick, Ludwig Müller, Gerhard Pölzl Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare form of highly aggressive cancer. Many patients are diagnosed only at an advanced stage. Therefore, the overall survival rate is…

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Oncotarget 2021 June 18 [Link] Kazuhiro Kitajima, Hidetoshi Matsuo, Atsushi Kono, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiki Hasegawa, Takamichi Murakami, Koichiro Yamakado Abstract Objectives: This study analyzed an artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning method with a three-dimensional deep convolutional neural network (3D DCNN) in regard to diagnostic accuracy to differentiate malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)…

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The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 2021 June 1 [Link] Katharina Martini, Thomas Frauenfelder Abstract Background: The purpose of this article is to describe the various imaging techniques involved in detection, staging, and preoperative planning in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) focusing on new imaging modalities. Methods: For this purpose, first a brief summary of the etiology…

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Lung Cancer 2021 July [Link] Xiao-Jie Xie, Si-Yun Liu, Jian-You Chen, Yi Zhao, Jie Jiang, Li Wu, Xing-Wen Zhang, Yi Wu, Hui Duan, Bing He, Heng Luo, Dan Han Abstract Objectives: We aimed to explore the feasibility of 2D and 3D radiomics signature based on the unenhanced computed tomography (CT) images to predict BRCA1-associated protein…

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Anticancer Research 2021 May [Link] Akihiro Shiroshita, Motohiro Kurosaki, Masafumi Takeshita, Yuki Kataoka Abstract Background/aim: Although surgical thoracoscopy is recommended in the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), the invasiveness of this procedure is of strong concern. Our review aimed to evaluate the accuracies of medical thoracoscopy (MT), computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy, and ultrasound (US)-guided…

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Cancers 2021 March 4 [Link] Kazuhiro Kitajima, Mitsunari Maruyama, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Toshiyuki Minami, Takashi Yokoi, Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa, Koichiro Yamakado Abstract Background: To compare three FDG-PET criteria (EORTC, PERCIST, imPERCIST) with CT criteria (combined modified RECIST and RECIST 1.1) for response evaluation and prognosis prediction in…

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Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg 2021 January 13 [Link] Bülent Mustafa Yenigün, Yusuf Kahya, Çiğdem Soydal, Nihal Ata Tutkun, Gökhan Kocaman, Emre Muhammed Koçak, Elgin Özkan, Serpil Dizbay Sak, Ayten Kayı Cangır Abstract Background: In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value of metabolic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography parameters in malignant…

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International Journal of Surgical Pathology 2021 March 17 [Link] Kai-Bo Chen, Ya-Jing Huang, Yi Huang, Zhi-Wei Wu, Xiao-Li Jin, Hang Zhang, Xue-Ping Xiang, Lin Chen, Li Chen Abstract Sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare and aggressive disease, and its diagnosis is challenging. A 60-year-old man presented with a recurrent subcutaneous mass in his right…

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Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2021 February 22 [Link] Michinori Hamaoka, Masataka Nakagawa, Hideki Nakahara, Rie Yamamoto, Takashi Nishisaka, Toshiyuki Itamoto Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive form of malignant tumor that originates in the pleural mesothelioma and presents as a local disease in the affected hemithorax. Small intestine metastasis is a rare…

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Lung Cancer 2021 January 14 [Link] Sharyn I Katz, Leonid Roshkovan, Ian Berger, Joseph S Friedberg, Evan W Alley, Charles B Simone 2nd, Andrew R Haas, Keith A Cengel, Daniel H Sterman, Steven M Albelda Abstract Objectives: Soluble mesothelin-related protein (SMRP) and fibulin-3 serum levels may serve as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of malignant pleural…

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