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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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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Frontiers in Oncology 2021 April 20 [Link] Oscar Arrieta, Wendy Muñoz-Montaño, Sae Muñiz-Hernández, Saul Campos, Rodrigo Catalán, Herman Soto-Molina, Silvia Guzmán Vázquez, Osvaldo Díaz-Álvarez, Victor Martínez-Pacheco, Jenny G Turcott, Maritza Ramos-Ramírez, Luis Cabrera-Miranda, Feliciano Barrón, Andrés F Cardona Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is rare and aggressive neoplasia, with a poor prognosis; furthermore, the…

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International Journal of Molecular Medicine 2021 June [Link] Silvana Pinelli, Rossella Alinovi, Diana Poli, Massimo Corradi, Giorgio Pelosi, Marcello Tiseo, Matteo Goldoni, Delia Cavallo, Paola Mozzoni Abstract Dysregulated levels of microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs), involved in oncogenic pathways, have been proposed to contribute to the aggressiveness of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Previous studies have highlighted…

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Thoracic Cancer 2021 April 8 [Link] Kageaki Watanabe, Yusuke Okuma, Shoko Kawai, Makoto Nagamata, Yukio Hosomi Abstract Background: Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are limited. Anthracyclines are considered key drugs for treating MPM. However, their use is limited by severe cardiac toxicities. Amrubicin (AMR) is a next-generation anthracycline that is commonly used to…

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Future Oncology 2021 March 26 [Link] David M Waterhouse, Esmond D Nwokeji, Marley Boyd, John R Penrod, Janet L Espirito, Nicholas J Robert, Melinda J Daumont Abstract Aim: To assess real-world treatment patterns and outcomes among patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma. Patients & methods: Retrospective database analysis. Results: In all, 469 patients received first-line…

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BMC Cancer 2021 March 20 [Link] Rui Kitadai, Tatsunori Shimoi, Kazuki Sudo, Emi Noguchi, Yusuke Nagata, Ryoichi Sawada, Atsuo Takashima, Narikazu Boku, Kan Yonemori Abstract Background: Standard treatment for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma has not been established, and systemic chemotherapy is administered according to malignant pleural mesothelioma. We previously reported the efficacy of cisplatin plus pemetrexed…

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European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021 March 2 [Link] Aurélie Lombard, Hitesh Mistry, Sonya C Chapman, Ivelina Gueorguieva, Leon Aarons, Kayode Ogungbenro Abstract In the last update of the RECIST criteria in 2009, it was proposed that the number of target lesions to be followed over time for response-to-treatment assessment be reduced from 10 to…

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