BMJ Open 2022 November 10 [Link] Ruairi J H Conway, Jenny Symonds, Deborah Walton, Janet Probets, Charles Comins, Louise Stadon, John E Harvey, Kevin G Blyth, Nick A Maskell, Anna C Bibby Abstract Introduction: Mesothelioma is a heterogeneous disease that can be challenging to monitor and prognosticate. ASSESS-meso is a multicentre, prospective, longitudinal observational cohort…

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Cancer Diagnosis & Prognosis 2022 November 3 [Link] Kozo Kuribayashi, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Toshiyuki Minami, Masataka Ikeda, Koichiro Yamakado, Takashi Kijima Abstract Background/aim: Malignant peritoneal meso-thelioma (MPeM) has no specific imaging findings that can distinguish it from other peritoneal tumors and the accuracy of peritoneal cytology is low, therefore definitive diagnosis is usually performed by histology.…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2022 October 11 [Link] Arivazhagan Roshini, Chandra Goparaju, Somanath Kundu, Mohan S Nandhu, Sharon L Longo, John A Longo, Joan Chou, Frank A Middleton, Harvey I Pass, Mariano S Viapiano Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor with poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. The extracellular matrix protein fibulin-3/EFEMP1 accumulates…

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Journal of Cytology 2022 July-September [Link] Sakshi Dahiya, Meeta Singh, Shyama Jain, Bembem Khuraijam, Naman Suroya, Shramana Mandal Abstract Background: Mesotheliomas are neoplasms of the serosal lining of the body cavities. Diagnosis requires a multimodal approach of clinical findings, cytology, and histopathology with immunohistochemistry (IHC). The published sensitivity of cytology for diagnosing mesothelioma ranges from…

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Cancer Medicine 2022 October 19 [Link] Anders Hjerpe, Enes Demir, Sulaf Abd-Own, Katalin Dobra Abstract Background: Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is typically diagnosed late during the disease. Earlier detection can increase the chance of effective therapy. Recurrent pleural effusions are the earliest symptoms displaying an array of cytomorphological changes from reactive atypia to malignancy. Diagnosis is…

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European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 October 19 [Link] Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Seiji Matsumoto, Toru Nakamichi, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Hiroshi Kodama, Koichiro Yamakado, Seiki Hasegawa Abstract Objectives: The residual thoracic spaces (RTS) after pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) remain unexplored to date. Hence, this study aims to examine the details and risk factors of…

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Molecular Oncology 2022 August 28 [Link] Hoa-Le Mai, Sophie Deshayes, Thi-Van-Ha Nguyen, Virginie Dehame, Anne-Laure Chéné, Sophie Brouard, Christophe Blanquart Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer mainly related to asbestos exposure. Despite recent therapeutic advances, notably immunotherapies, the benefit remains limited and restricted to a small percentage of patients. Thus, a better…

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Case Reports Cureus 2022 July 26 [Link] Zachary P Kerosky, Charleston R Powell, Phillip C Lindholm Abstract Mesothelioma is a difficult-to-detect neoplasm that rarely develops in the peritoneum. In patients with unexplained ascites, pleural fluid analysis and ultrasonography is often the first step to achieving a diagnosis. This case report shares a unique presentation in…

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Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology 2022 July 9 [Link] Louise Andersen Lynggård, Vasiliki Panou, Weronika Szejniuk, Oluf Dimitri Røe, Christos Meristoudis Abstract Introduction: Serous effusion is often the first sign of mesothelioma. Diagnosis based on cytologic material from the effusions remains controversial and complementary biopsy is usually required. However, obtaining representative tissue sample…

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Biomedical Reports 2022 June 7 [Link] Guan-Ying Ma, Shuai Shi, Ping Wang, Xing-Guang Wang, Zhi-Gang Zhang Abstract The diagnostic value of the 9P21 gene determined using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) combined with BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) and methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) expression detection by immunohistochemistry, was investigated in serous effusion samples of malignant mesothelioma. A…

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