Lung Cancer 2020 February 14 [Link] Bronte G, Delmonte A, Burgio MA, Verlicchi A, Puccetti M, Bravaccini S, Cravero P, Tumedei MM, Diano D, Rossi G, Ulivi P, Martinelli G, Crinò L Abstract OBJECTIVES: Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are limited but some studies on immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in MPM have reported…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 February 20 [Link] Abd Own S, Höijer J, Hillerdahl G, Dobra K, Hjerpe A Abstract A conclusive diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be based on effusion cytology using the guidelines for the cytopathologic diagnosis of epithelioid and mixed-type MM. Briefly, the diagnosis is obtained when the mesothelial phenotype of malignant cells…

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Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2020 February 6 [Link] Bruno R, Alì G, Poma AM, Proietti A, Libener R, Mariani N, Niccoli C, Chella A, Ribechini A, Grosso F, Fontanini G Abstract Pleural effusions are among the first clinical manifestations of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and often constitute the only available material for diagnosis. Although an…

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Lung Cancer 2019 November 18 [Link] Stockhammer P, Ploenes T, Theegarten D, Schuler M, Maier S, Aigner C, Hegedus B Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with dismal prognosis but variable course of disease. To support diagnosis and to risk stratify patients, more reliable biomarkers are warranted. Emerging evidence underlines a…

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Oncotarget 2019 November 5 [Link] Donnenberg AD, Luketich JD, Donnenberg VS Abstract INTRODUCTION: We compared the secretome of metastatic (non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)) and primary (mesothelioma) malignant pleural effusions, benign effusions and the published plasma profile of patients receiving chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T), to determine factors unique to neoplasia in pleural effusion…

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Anticancer Research 2019 September [Link] Abstract AIM: This study evaluated the prognostic value of soluble mesothelin-related protein (SMRP) levels in pleural effusions (PE) from patients with pleural mesothelioma (MPM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: SMRP level in PE was tested using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 109 patients with MPM at diagnosis before any treatment. The…

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American Journal of Surgery 2019 June 23 [Link] Singh B, Singh G, Alzahrani N, Morris DL Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of short and long term outcomes of diaphragm resection and repair in cyto-reductive surgery (CRS) and intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (IPC). METHODS: 1230 consecutive CRS/IPC procedures were performed between 1996 and 2018 in Sydney, Australia.…

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