Recent Patient Anticancer Drug Discovery 2021 July 11 [Link] Vikas Yadav, Roghaiyeh Safari Abstract Background: Malignant Mesothelioma (MM), an orphan but aggressive malignancy of the mesothelial membrane, is a fatal tumor. Global epidemic related to malignant pleural mesothelioma is on the rise, so there is a need to explore novel biomarkers and ingenious therapeutic approaches…

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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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Pathology International 2021 July 9 [Link] Kenzo Hiroshima, Di Wu, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine, Daisuke Ozaki, Toshikazu Yusa, Tadao Nakazawa, Shoutaro Tsuji, Yohei Miyagi, Ann E Walts, Alberto M Marchevsky, Aliya N Husain, Kohzoh Imai Abstract Sialylated HEG1 has been reported as a highly specific and sensitive mesothelioma marker but a comprehensive evaluation of its…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2021 June 15 [Link] Alice Faversani, Chiara Favero, Laura Dioni, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Valentina Bollati, Matteo Montoli, Valeria Musso, Andrea Terrasi, Nicola Fusco, Mario Nosotti, Valentina Vaira, Alessandro Palleschi Abstract Background: Despite significant improvement in screening programs for cancers of the respiratory district, especially in at-risk subjects, early disease detection is still…

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Cytokine 2021 June 19 [Link] Loredana Urso, Micol Silic-Benussi, Alice Boscolo, Martina Lorenzi, Laura Bonanno, Francesca Lunardi, Valentina Guarneri, Fiorella Calabrese, Federico Rea, PierFranco Conte, Giulia Pasello Abstract Background: No data on circulating biomarkers for the prognostic stratification of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) patients are available. We prospectively explored the prognostic role of circulating monocyte…

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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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Scientific Reports 2021. June 15 [Link] Masayuki Watanabe, Tomohito Higashi, Kana Ozeki, Atsuko Y Higashi, Kotaro Sugimoto, Hayato Mine, Hironori Takagi, Yuki Ozaki, Satoshi Muto, Naoyuki Okabe, Yuki Matsumura, Takeo Hasegawa, Yutaka Shio, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hideki Chiba Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer with a poor survival rate. It is difficult to diagnose mesotheliomas because…

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Cancer Science 2021 June 11 [Link] Yuta Kodama, Ichidai Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Sato, Kazumi Hori, Soei Gen, Masahiro Morise, Daisuke Matsubara, Mitsuo Sato, Yoshitaka Sekido, Naozumi Hashimoto Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is one of the most aggressive tumors. We conducted bioinformatics analysis using Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) datasets to identify new molecular markers in MM.…

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Drugs 2021 June [Link] Wanyuan Cui, Sanjay Popat Abstract Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have shown important but variable efficacy in mesothelioma despite a lack of strong biological rationale. Initial trials assessed ICI monotherapy in patients with relapsed mesothelioma, with objective response rates (ORR) between 4.5 and 29%, median progression-free survival (PFS) between 2.5-6.2 months, and…

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Cancers 2021 May 24 [Link] Francesca Napoli, Angela Listì, Vanessa Zambelli, Gianluca Witel, Paolo Bironzo, Mauro Papotti, Marco Volante, Giorgio Scagliotti, Luisella Righi Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and highly aggressive disease that arises from pleural mesothelial cells, characterized by a median survival of approximately 13-15 months after diagnosis. The primary cause…

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