Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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European Journal of Cancer 2020 December 13 [Link] Luca Cantini, Federica Pecci, Daan P Hurkmans, Robert A Belderbos, Andrea Lanese, Cecilia Copparoni, Sophie Aerts, Robin Cornelissen, Daphne W Dumoulin, Ilaria Fiordoliva, Silvia Rinaldi, Joachim G J V Aerts, Rossana Berardi Abstract Background: In preclinical models, statins showed vaccine adjuvant activities and synergized with PD-1 inhibitors.…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2020 November 13 [Link] Olivia Lauk, Karina Bruestle, Thomas Neuer, Bianca Battilana, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen, Thomas Frauenfelder, Rolf Stahel, Walter Weder, Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Isabelle Opitz Abstract Objectives: Adding bevacizumab, an anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), to platinum-based chemotherapy/pemetrexed in 1st line treatment of advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), significantly improved overall…

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Annals of Surgery 2020 December 3 [Link] Moshe Lapidot, Ritu R Gill, Emanuele Mazzola, Samuel Freyaldenhoven, Scott J Swanson, Michael T Jaklitsch, David J Sugarbaker, Raphael Bueno Abstract Objective: We report a series of 355 consecutive patients treated over 9 years in a single institution with intended PDC. Background: Surgery for MPM has shifted from…

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Annals of Medicine and Surgery 2020 November 11 [Link] Julien Guinde, Bertrand Chollet, Sophie Laroumagne, Hervé Dutau, Philippe Astoul Abstract Malignant Pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease which is associated with a poor prognosis. Front line chemotherapy represents the cornerstone in the management of MPM, and the place of radical surgery is controversial and…

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Rozhledy V Chirurgii Fall 2020 [Link] M Szkorupa, D Klos, J Chudacek, J Hanuliak, M Stasek, O Fischer, R Lemstrová Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive malignancies with a very poor prognosis. Multimodal treatment consisting of three modalities – chemotherapy, radiotherapy and cytoreductive surgery is optimal. The use of new therapeutic…

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Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology 2020 November 12 [Link] Haitang Yang, Duo Xu, Ralph A Schmid, Ren-Wang Peng Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a lethal thoracic malignancy whose incidence is still increasing worldwide. MPM is characterized by frequent inactivation of tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs), e.g., the homozygous deletion of CDKN2A/2B and various genetic alterations that…

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Lung Cancer 2020 October 20 [Link] Sarah J Danson, Joe Conner, John G Edwards, Kevin G Blyth, Patricia M Fisher, Munitta Muthana, Abdulazeez Salawu, Fiona Taylor, Elizabeth Hodgkinson, Patrick Joyce, Jennifer Roman, Kathleen Simpson, Alexander Graham, Kirsty Learmonth, Penella J Woll Abstract Objectives: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) remains a major oncological challenge with limited therapeutic…

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Scientific Reports 2020 October 29 [Link] Sabrina Borchert, Pia-Maria Suckrau, Robert F H Walter, Michael Wessolly, Elena Mairinger, Julia Steinborn, Balazs Hegedus, Thomas Hager, Thomas Herold, Wilfried E E Eberhardt, Jeremias Wohlschlaeger, Clemens Aigner, Agnes Bankfalvi, Kurt Werner Schmid, Fabian D Mairinger Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, but aggressive tumor with dismal…

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Thoracic Cancer 2020 October 8 [Link] Oscar Arrieta, Francisco Lozano-Ruiz, Monika Blake-Cerda, Rodrigo Catalán, Luis Lara-Mejía, Miguel Ángel Salinas, Federico Maldonado-Magos, José F Corona-Cruz Abstract Background: Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) represents a major challenge for oncologists. Multimodality treatment, which generally involves induction chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy have recently shown promising results. The aim…

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