Is extereme cytoreductive surgery beneficial to survival ın malignant peritoneal mesothelioma?

Acta Chirurgica Belgica 2024 February 14 [Link] Murat Can Mollaoğlu, Ufuk Karabacak, Meriç Emre Bostancı, Turan Eray Seven, Kürşat Karadayı Abstract Introduction: Malign peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon disease that is difficult to treat. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) are the gold standards for treating MPM. Sometimes extreme cytoreductive surgery (eCRS) is…

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BAP1, Wilms’ tumor 1, and calretinin in predicting survival and response to first-line chemotherapy in patients with pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 2024 January 27 [Link] Tuna Han Yuce, Guntulu Ak, Selma Metintas, Emine Dundar, Oluf Dimitri Roe, Vasiliki Panou, Muzaffer Metintas Abstract Purpose: There are currently no methods to predict response to chemotherapy in pleural mesothelioma (PM). The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive and prognostic…

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Immunotherapy of mesothelioma: the evolving change of a long-standing therapeutic dream

Frontiers in Immunology 2024 January 8 [Link] Luana Calabrò, Giuseppe Bronte, Federica Grosso, Luigi Cerbone, Angelo Delmonte, Fabio Nicolini, Massimiliano Mazza, Anna Maria Di Giacomo, Alessia Covre, Maria Fortunata Lofiego, Lucio Crinò, Michele Maio Abstract Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is an aggressive and rare disease, characterized by a very poor prognosis. For almost two decades, the…

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Impact of guideline therapy on survival of patients with stage I-III epithelioid mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2023 December 30 [Link] Douglas Z Liou, Yoyo Wang, Prasha Bhandari, Joseph B Shrager, Natalie S Lui, Leah M Backhus, Mark F Berry Abstract Background: Modern treatment guidelines recommend multimodal therapy with at least chemotherapy and surgery for patients with potentially resectable epithelioid mesothelioma. This study evaluated guideline compliance for patients…

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The knockdown of stathmin with si-RNA inhibits invasion of mesothelioma

Tissue and Cell 2024 January 5 [Link] Asude Aksoy, Asuman Varoglu, Ebru Etem Onalan, Ahmet Tektemur, Gokhan Artas, Mustafa Koc, Muharrem Cakmak, Siyami Aydin, Murat Kilic, Mustafa Ulas Abstract Background: To investigate the mechanism of action of stathmin1 (STMN1) in mesothelioma (MSM) and whether it has any role in its treatment. Methods: STMN1 expression was…

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Extended pleurectomy/decortication and hyperthermic intraoperative intrapleural cisplatin perfusion for malignant pleural mesothelioma

JTCVS Open 2023 September 14 [Link] Kenichi Okubo, Hironori Ishibashi, Ryo Wakejima, Shunichi Baba, Ayaka Asakawa, Hiroshi Seshima Abstract Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of multimodality treatment including extended pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) and hyperthermic intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC) with cisplatin for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), we investigated the pharmacokinetics of platinum, adverse events after HIOC, and survival…

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PD-L1 expression complements CALGB prognostic scoring system in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Frontiers in Oncology 2023 December 4 [Link] Alejandro Avilés-Salas, Luis Cabrera-Miranda, Norma Hernández-Pedro, Diana Sofía Vargas-Lías, Suraj Samtani, Wendy Muñoz-Montaño, Daniel Motola-Kuba, Luis Corrales-Rodríguez, Claudio Martín, Andrés F Cardona, Cittim B Palomares-Palomares, Oscar Arrieta Abstract Background: Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression is a predictive biomarker in patients with lung cancer, but its role in malignant…

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Impact of hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) during resection of pleural mesothelioma on patient survival

Journal of Thoracic Diseases 2023 November [Link] Irmina A Elliott, Hao He, Natalie S Lui, Douglas Z Liou, Brandon A Guenthart, Joseph B Shrager, Mark F Berry, Leah M Backhus Abstract Background: Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is rare but portends a poor prognosis. Multimodal treatment, including aggressive surgical resection, may offer the best chance of treatment…

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Analysis of Ki67 Protein Expression and Clinicopathological Features in Patients with Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2023 December 8 [Link] Dujuan Yang, Yeping Zhou, Kongdan Lv Abstract Background: At present, there are many treatments for peritoneal mesothelioma, but the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma is still facing great challenges. Distant metastasis is the main cause of poor prognosis and death of patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. Ki67…

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