Lung Cancer 2021 January 14 [Link] Sharyn I Katz, Leonid Roshkovan, Ian Berger, Joseph S Friedberg, Evan W Alley, Charles B Simone 2nd, Andrew R Haas, Keith A Cengel, Daniel H Sterman, Steven M Albelda Abstract Objectives: Soluble mesothelin-related protein (SMRP) and fibulin-3 serum levels may serve as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of malignant pleural…

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The Oncologist 2021 February 8 [Link] Chiho Miyagawa, Hisamitsu Takaya, Kazuko Sakai, Kazuto Nishio, Maho Konishi, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Toshihide Shimada, Noriomi Matsumura Abstract Recently, several malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPMs) that occur in young women without asbestos exposure and with fusion genes such as anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1 (EWSR1) have…

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Clinical Cancer Research 2021 February 5 [Link] Kathrin Oehl, Bart Vrugt, Ulrich Wagner, Michaela B Kirschner, Mayura Meerang, Walter Weder, Emanuela Felley-Bosco, Bernd Wollscheid, Katrin Bankov, Melanie C Demes, Isabelle Opitz, Peter J Wild Abstract Purpose: The clinical standard treatment for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) includes a cisplatin-based chemotherapy, leading to reduction of…

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Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology 2021 January 18 [Link] Marika Rossini, Fernanda Martini, Elena Torreggiani, Francesca Fortini, Giorgio Aquila, Francesco Vieceli Dalla Sega, Simone Patergnani, Paolo Pinton, Pio Maniscalco, Giorgio Cavallesco, Paola Rizzo, Mauro Tognon Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive asbestos-related cancer arising from the mesothelial cells lining the pleural cavity.…

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Thoracic Cancer 2021 February 2 [Link] Takafumi Fukui, Takako Okubo, Naoki Tanimoto, Hiromichi Okuma, Yoshitaka Shiina, Mizuki Kohama, Jun Yamada, Yasuhiro Funada, Yoshihiro Ikura Abstract Here, we report a case of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that was very difficult to diagnose. A 62-year-old woman with a surgical history of recurrent bilateral pneumothorax was admitted to…

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2021 January 27 [Link] Cornedine J de Gooijer, Vincent van der Noort, Jos A Stigt, Paul Baas, Bonne Biesma, Robin Cornelissen, Nico van Walree, Robbert C van Heemst, Magdolen Youssef-El Soud, Harry J M Groen, Agnes J Staal-van den Brekel, Wieneke A Buikhuisen, Gerben P Bootsma, Floris Dammeijer, Harm van Tinteren,…

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Acta Oncologica 2021 January 27 [Link] Thomas Ringgaard Petersen, Vasiliki Panou, Christos Meristoudis, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Oluf Dimitri Røe Abstract Background: This study aims to investigate patient- and disease characteristics associated with survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients with anti-tumor treatment or with best supportive care (BSC). Materials and methods: Consecutive MPM cases diagnosed…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2021 January 26 [Link] Hany Hasan Elsayed, Aly Sherif Hassaballa, Taha Aly Ahmed, Hazem Youssef Sharkawy Abstract A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: In patients with mesothelioma who develop a local recurrence after macroscopic complete resection (MCR) surgery, does performing a…

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Lancet 2021 January 21 [Link] Paul Baas, Arnaud Scherpereel, Anna K Nowak, Nobukazu Fujimoto, Solange Peters, Anne S Tsao, Aaron S Mansfield, Sanjay Popat, Thierry Jahan, Scott Antonia, Youssef Oulkhouir, Yolanda Bautista, Robin Cornelissen, Laurent Greillier, Francesco Grossi, Dariusz Kowalski, Jerónimo Rodríguez-Cid, Praveen Aanur, Abderrahim Oukessou, Christine Baudelet, Gérard Zalcman Abstract Background: Approved systemic treatments…

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The Lancet Oncology 2021 January 12 [Link] B C John Cho, Laura Donahoe, Penelope A Bradbury, Natasha Leighl, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew Hope, Prodipto Pal, Michael Cabanero, Kasia Czarnecka, Karen McRae, Ming-Sound Tsao, Marc de Perrot Abstract Background: A novel approach for managing malignant pleural mesothelioma, surgery for mesothelioma after radiotherapy (SMART), consisting of a short…

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