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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The British Journal of Radiology 2018 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] H St. AE et.al. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the N and M staging accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) versus CT, as per the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) being considered for multimodality…

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Oncotarget 2017 November 14 [Link] Lapa C et. al. Abstract C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. This study investigated the feasibility of CXCR4-directed imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using [68Ga]Pentixafor in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Six patients with pleural…

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