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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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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Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 December 1 [Link] R Taylor Ripley, Nihanth Palivela, Shawn S Groth, Eugene A Choi, Lorraine D Cornwell, Phillip W Carrott, George Van Buren, Taylor G Splawn, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt Abstract Background: With a multimodal treatment strategy, cytoreductive surgery extends survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Improving the accuracy…

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Respirology Case Reports 2020 October 26 [Link] Mia MacMillan, Bapti Roy, Sally McLaren, Anna K Nowak, Rajesh Thomas, Y C Gary Lee Abstract We report a rare case of early and extensive pulmonary invasion of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in a 70-year-old woman. She first presented with a hydropneumothorax and subsequent workup, including video-assisted thoracoscopy…

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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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Medicine 2020 May 29 [Link] Hiroaki Ikushima, Toshio Sakatani, Sayaka Ohara, Hideyuki Takeshima, Hajime Horiuchi, Teppei Morikawa, Kazuhiro Usui Abstract Rationale: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis and has no recommended therapy after first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. Moreover, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on peritoneal mesothelioma remains to be…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2020 January 31 [Link] Lococo F, Rena O, Torricelli F, Filice A, Rapicetta C, Boldorini R, Paci M, Versari A Abstract Although 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan has been generally validated in the staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), its diagnostic and prognostic performances are not clearly established.…

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BioMed Research International 2019 December 20 [Link] Pehlivan B, Sengul K, Yesil A, Nalbant N, Ozturk O, Ozdemir Y, Topkan E Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) and helical tomotherapy (HT) plans in terms of dosimetric parameters in positron emission tomography- (PET-) computerized tomography- (CT-) based radiation therapy planning in unresectable malignant pleural…

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