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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Annals of Gastroenterology 2018 Nov-Dec [Link] Boussios S, Moschetta M, Karathanasi A, Tsiouris AK, Kanellos FS, Tatsi K, Katsanos KH, Christodoulou DK Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a wide clinical spectrum. It arises from the peritoneal lining and commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen and, more rarely,…

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Clinical Lung Cancer 2018 September 3 [Link] Fodor A1, Broggi S2, Incerti E3, Dell’Oca I4, Fiorino C2, Samanes Gajate AM3, Pasetti M4, Cattaneo MG2, Passoni P4, Gianolli L3, Calandrino R2, Picchio M, Di Mu Abstract INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to present the outcomes of moderately hypofractionated helical intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HT) with/without…

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Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging [2018 April] [Link] Carter BW, Betancourt SL, Shroff GS, Lichtenberger JP 3rd Abstract The pleura may be affected by primary tumors or metastatic spread of intrathoracic or extrathoracic neoplasms. Primary pleural neoplasms represent ∼10% of all pleural tumors, and malignant lesions are more common than benign lesions. The most common…

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