Cancers 2020 August 17 [Link] Haitang Yang, Duo Xu, Zhang Yang, Feng Yao, Heng Zhao, Ralph A Schmid, Ren-Wang Peng Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is driven by the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs). An unmet need in the field is the translation of the genomic landscape into effective TSG-specific therapies. Methods: We…

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Annals of Palliative Medicine 2020 August 14 [Link] Andrew R Barsky, Michele M Kim, Russell Maxwell, Amberly Mendes, Christopher M Wright, Emily J Anstadt, Sally McNulty, Lei Dong, James M Metz, Steven J Feigenberg, Taoran Li, Keith A Cengel Abstract Background: Radiation therapy (RT) can provide effective symptomatic palliation in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma…

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Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 2020 August 12 [Link] Yutaka Yonemura, Haruaki Iahibashi, Shouzou Sako, Akiyoshi Mizumoto, Nobuyuki Takao, Masumi Ichinose, Shunsuke Motoi, Yang Liu, Satoshi Wakama, Yasuyuki Kamada, Kazurou Nishihara Abstract Introduction: A new treatment strategy involving cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with perioperative intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy was proposed in 1999 by the Peritoneal Surface Oncology…

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BMC Research Notes 2020 July 29 [Link] Martin Lehnert, Daniel G Weber, Dirk Taeger, Irina Raiko, Jens Kollmeier, Susann Stephan-Falkenau, Thomas BrĂ¼ning, Georg Johnen, MoMar-Study Group Abstract Objective: Calretinin is a well-known immunohistochemical tissue marker in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Promising results also indicate the use in early detection. In the present cross-sectional survey,…

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Clinical Lung Cancer 2020 July 3 [Link] Arkadiusz Z Dudek, Xiaofei Wang, Lin Gu, Stephanie Duong, Thomas E Stinchcombe, Robert Kratzke, Hossein Borghaei, Everett E Vokes, Hedy L Kindler Abstract Background: The role of maintenance therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is unknown. We performed a randomized phase II trial to determine if continuation of…

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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2020 July 17 [Link] Shigefumi Matsuyama, Tomohiro Imazuru, Masateru Uchiyama, Hiroo Ota, Mitsuru Iida, Tomoki Shimokawa Abstract Introduction: Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma is a rare tumor that is very difficult to diagnose. Furthermore, it is a lethal disease, because patients usually have progressed at the time of referral. Presentation…

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Current Drug Targets 2020 July 18 [Link] Lei Cheng, Li Na, Xiao-Ling Xu, Wei-Min Mao Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a remarkably aggressive thoracic malignancy with a limited survival of only 5-12 months. However, MPM still remains unresponsive to conventional standards of treatment, including pleurectomy and decortication, extrapleural pneumonectomy for resectable disease with or…

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Clinical Cancer Research 2020 July 15 [Link] Dean A Fennell, Sarah Danson, Penella J Woll, Martin Forster, Denis Talbot, Jennifer Child, Laura Farrelly, Annabel Sharkey, Sara Busacca, Yenting Ngai, Allan Hackshaw, Graham M Wheeler Abstract Purpose: Ganetespib, a highly potent, small-molecule Heatshock protein 90 inhibitor, has potential efficacy in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) via activity…

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Lung Cancer 2020 June 21 [Link] Luca Cantini, Federica Pecci, Alberto Murrone, Marco Tomasetti, Cecilia Copparoni, Ilaria Fiordoliva, Francesca Morgese, Silvia Rinaldi, Paola Mazzanti, Corrado Rubini, Alessia Cimadamore, Francesca Barbisan, Riccardo Giampieri, Marina Scarpelli, Lory Santarelli, Rossana Berardi Abstract Introduction: The prognostic role of BRCA1 associated protein-1 (BAP1) expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is…

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