International Journal of Hyperthermia 2021 [Link] Parisa Malekzadeh, Meghan Good, Marybeth S Hughes Abstract Introduction: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a lethal cancer, with approximately 2% of diagnoses occurring in patients less than 40 years of age. The purpose of this study is to report the only long-term follow up and survival of pediatric patients…

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Chest 2021 June 10 [Link] Rachelle Asciak, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Anna Bibby, Andrew Kidd, Stephen Gerry, Rachel Mercer, Nick Maskell, Kevin G Blyth, Peter Fsadni, Stephen Montefort, Ioannis Psallidas, Najib M Rahman Abstract Background: Most patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) present with malignant pleural effusion (MPE). There is in vitro evidence that MPE may…

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Drugs 2021 June [Link] Wanyuan Cui, Sanjay Popat Abstract Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have shown important but variable efficacy in mesothelioma despite a lack of strong biological rationale. Initial trials assessed ICI monotherapy in patients with relapsed mesothelioma, with objective response rates (ORR) between 4.5 and 29%, median progression-free survival (PFS) between 2.5-6.2 months, and…

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2021 June 5 [Link] Suryanarayana Deo, Mukurdipi Ray, Babul Bansal, Sandeep Bhoriwal, Sushma Bhatnagar, Rakesh Garg, Nishkarsh Gupta, Atul Sharma, Lalit Kumar, Sanjay Thulkar, Ekta Dhamija, Sandeep Mathur, Prasenjit Das Abstract Background: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has recently emerged as a viable management option for peritoneal…

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Annals of Surgery 2021 June 4 [Link] Vignesh Raman, Soraya L Voigt, Oliver K Jawitz, Norma E Farrow, Kristen E Rhodin, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Betty C Tong, Thomas A D’Amico, David H Harpole Abstract Background: The outcomes associated with receipt of adjuvant radiation in patients following surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are poorly understood.…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2021 May 26 [Link] Pietro Bertoglio, Elena Garelli, Jury Brandolini, Kenji Kawamukai, Filippo Antonacci, Sara Ricciardi, Alessandro Cipolli, Barbara Bonfanti, Sergio Nicola Forti Parri, Niccolò Daddi, Giampiero Dolci, Piergiorgio Solli Abstract Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease arising from parietal pleura. Surgery is a valuable option in the frame of a multimodality…

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Journal of Translational Medicine 2021 May 31 [Link] Vilde Drageset Haakensen, Anna K Nowak, Espen Basmo Ellingsen, Saima Jamil Farooqi, Maria Moksnes Bjaanæs, Henrik Horndalsveen, Tine Mcculloch, Oscar Grundberg, Susana M Cedres, Åslaug Helland Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumour. For patients with inoperable disease, few treatment options are…

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Cell Death Discovery 2021 May 28 [Link] Surein Arulananda, Megan O’Brien, Marco Evangelista, Laura J Jenkins, Ashleigh R Poh, Marzena Walkiewicz, Trishe Leong, John M Mariadason, Jonathan Cebon, Srividya B Balachander, Justin R Cidado, Erinna F Lee, Thomas John, Walter D Fairlie Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer with treatment limited to…

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General Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery 2021 May 24 [Link] Fumihiro Tanaka, Masaru Takenaka, Naoko Imanishi, Ayako Hirai, Masatoshi Kanayama, Masataka Mori, Hiroki Matsumiya, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Koji Kuroda Abstract Objective: Pleurectomy/decortication has been preferably employed as a curative-intent surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, visceral pleurectomy during pleurectomy/decortication provides technical challenges. For visceral pleurectomy, pleural…

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Journal of Thoracic Disease 2021 April [Link] Sven Oliver Schumann, Gregor Kocher, Fabrizio Minervini Abstract The malignant pleural mesothelioma is a very aggressive tumor which is arising from mesothelial cells and is associated with asbestos exposure. It is a heterogeneous cancer that shows a complex pattern of molecular changes, including genetic, chromosomic, and epigenetic abnormalities.…

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