Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2022 May 2 [Link] Raffit Hassan, Sakshi Tomar, Jingli Zhang, Manakamana Khanal, Jessica Hong, Abhilash Venugopalan, Qun Jiang, Manjistha Sengupta, Markku Miettinen, Nan Li, Ira Pastan, Mitchell Ho Abstract Mesothelin targeting CAR T cells have limited activity in patients. In this study, we sought to determine if efficacy of anti-mesothelin CAR T…

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Biomaterials 2022 April 20 [Link] Robert C Sabatelle, Rong Liu, Yin P Hung, Eric Bressler, Eliza J Neal, Andrew Martin, Iriny Ekladious, Mark W Grinstaff, Yolonda L Colson Abstract Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive disease with a median survival of under three years, due to a lack of effective treatment options. Mesothelioma is traditionally considered…

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The Journal of Surgical Research 2022 April 27 [Link] Victor P Gazivoda, Aaron W Kangas-Dick, Alissa A Greenbaum, Joshua Roshal, Chunxia Chen, Dirk F Moore, Russell C Langan, Timothy J Kennedy, Christine Minerowicz, H Richard Alexander Abstract Introduction: Frequency of PD-L1 expression and the role of immunotherapy in malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) have not been…

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Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2022 April 27 [Link] Amber Louw, Vasiliki Panou, Weronika Maria Szejniuk, Christos Meristoudis, Siaw Ming Chai, Chris van Vliet, Y C Gary Lee, Ian M Dick, Tina Firth, Louise Andersen Lynggaard, Azadeh Birbaneh Asghari, Mogens Vyberg, Johnni Hansen, Jenette Creaney, Oluf Dimitri Røe Abstract Introduction: Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is an aggressive…

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Virchows Archiv 2022 April 24 [Link] Francesca Napoli, Ida Rapa, Stefania Izzo, Angelica Rigutto, Roberta Libener, Chiara Riganti, Paolo Bironzo, Riccardo Taulli, Mauro Papotti, Marco Volante, Giorgio Scagliotti, Luisella Righi Abstract The standard front-line treatment for pleural mesothelioma (PM) is pemetrexed-based chemotherapy, whose major target is thymidylate synthase (TS). In several cancer models, miR-215 and…

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Cancers 2022 April 16 [Link] Tugce Kutuk, Haley Appel, Maria Carolina Avendano, Federico Albrecht, Paul Kaywin, Suyen Ramos, Melanie E Suarez-Murias, Minesh P Mehta, Rupesh Kotecha Abstract Purpose: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the implementation, device usage rates, clinical outcomes, and treatment-related toxicities associated with TTFields and pemetrexed plus platinum-based chemotherapy in…

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BMC Cancer 2022 April 20 [Link] Barbara Ziółkowska, Bożena Cybulska-Stopa, Dimitrios Papantoniou, Rafał Suwiński Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, aggressive malignancy of the pleural cavity linked to asbestos exposure. The combination of pemetrexed and platinum is a standard first-line therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Despite some progress, almost all MPM patients…

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ESMO Open 2022 April 12 [Link] M Mark, S Rusakiewicz, M Früh, S Hayoz, F Grosso, M Pless, P Zucali, G L Ceresoli, A Maconi, M Schneider, P Froesch, D Tarussio, F Benedetti, J Dagher, L Kandalaft, R von Moos, S Tissot-Renaud, S Schmid, Y Metaxas Abstract Background: The SAKK 17/16 study showed promising efficacy…

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Lung Cancer 2022 March 29 [Link] Michael Koller, Jammbe Z Musoro, Krzysztof Tomaszewski, Corneel Coens, Madeleine T King, Mirjam A G Sprangers, Mogens Groenvold, Kim Cocks, Galina Velikova, Hans-Henning Flechtner, Andrew Bottomley Abstract Objectives: A minimally important difference (MID) is the smallest difference in quality of life (QoL) perceived as relevant by patients or clinicians.…

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