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Immunotherapy in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Frontiers in Oncology 2020 February 21 [Link] de Gooijer CJ, Borm FJ, Scherpereel A, Baas P Abstract The only registered systemic treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is platinum based chemotherapy combined with pemetrexed, with or without bevacizumab. Immunotherapy did seem active in small phase II trials. In this review, we will highlight the most […]

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How I treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.

ESMO Open 2020 March [Link] Viscardi G, Di Liello R, Morgillo F Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive malignancy mostly associated with occupational asbestos exposure. Prognosis is poor and only highly selected patients may benefit from aggressive surgical management, also as part of a multimodal approach. In advanced disease, the combination of […]

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Photodynamic Therapy-Based Dendritic Cell Vaccination Suited to Treat Peritoneal Mesothelioma.

Cancers 2020 February 27 [Link] Trempolec N, Doix B, Degavre C, Brusa D, Bouzin C, Riant O, Feron O Abstract The potential of dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy to treat cancer is, nowadays, well documented. Still, the clinical success of immune checkpoint inhibitors has dampened the interest in anticancer DC vaccination. For highly life-threatening tumors that […]

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Routine surveillance for diagnosis of venous thromboembolism after pleurectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 January 30 [Link] De León LE, Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Fox S, Tarascio J, Freyaldenhoven S, Lapidot M, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of venous thromboembolism and utility of a routine surveillance program in patients undergoing surgery for […]

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A phase II study of the combination of gemcitabine and imatinib mesylate in pemetrexed-pretreated patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer 2020 February 12 [Link] Zucali PA, Perrino M, De Vincenzo F, Giordano L, Cordua N, D’Antonio F, Santoro A Abstract OBJECTIVES: Second-line chemotherapy is not a standard of care in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that progresses after first-line treatment with cisplatin and pemetrexed. In pre-clinical models, the combination of gemcitabine (GEM) […]

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Current evidence and future perspectives of immune-checkpoint inhibitors in unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Immunotherapy for Cancer 2020 February [Link] Hotta K, Fujimoto N Abstract Platinum-based chemotherapy is commonly used as the standard first-line treatment for unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, in recent times, immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have led to a paradigm shift. Herein, we review relevant literature and ongoing trials of ICIs used as both […]

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Lurbinectedin as second- or third-line palliative therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma: an international, multi-centre, single-arm, phase II trial (SAKK 17/16).

Annals of Oncology 2020 January 16 [Link] Metaxas Y, Früh M, Eboulet EI, Grosso F, Pless M, Zucali PA, Ceresoli GL, Mark M, Schneider M, Maconi A, Perrino M, Biaggi-Rudolf C, Froesch P, Schmid S, Waibel C, Appenzeller C, Rauch D, von Moos R; Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK). Abstract BACKGROUND: Systemic second- […]

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Disease-Related Outcomes and Toxicities of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Following Lung-Sparing Pleurectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Systematic Review.

Practical Radiation Oncology 2020 February 20 [Link] Patel R, Ludmir EB, Miccio JA, Menon H, Barsky AR, Mesko SM, Kodali M, Lautenschlaeger T, Adeberg S, Simone CB 2nd, Verma V Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) after lung-sparing surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Because severe toxicities have been documented following […]

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Impressive clinical response to anti-PD-1 therapy in epithelioid mesothelioma with high clonal PD-L1 expression and EML4-ALK rearrangement.

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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Effusion cytology of malignant mesothelioma enables earlier diagnosis and recognizes patients with better prognosis.

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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