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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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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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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The Lancet Oncology 2022 April [Link] Hedy L Kindler, Silvia Novello, Alessandra Bearz, Giovanni L Ceresoli, Joachim G J V Aerts, James Spicer, Paul Taylor, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Alastair Greystoke, Ross Jennens, Luana Calabrò, Jacobus A Burgers, Armando Santoro, Susana Cedrés, Piotr Serwatowski, Santiago Ponce, Jan P Van Meerbeeck, Anna K Nowak, George Blumenschein Jr, Jonathan…

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JAMA Network Open 2022 March 1 [Link] Tomer Meirson, Francesca Pentimalli, Francesco Cerza, Giovanni Baglio, Steven G Gray, Pierpaolo Correale, Marija Krstic-Demonacos, Gal Markel, Antonio Giordano, David Bomze, Luciano Mutti Abstract Importance: Some recently proposed frontline therapies for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are very costly, yet their impact on quality of life and overall survival…

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Molecular and Clinical Oncology 2022 April [Link] Erika Rijavec, Federica Biello, Giulia Barletta, Chiara Dellepiane, Carlo Genova Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is considered a relatively uncommon disease but its incidence is increasing worldwide. Patients affected by MPM have a very severe prognosis and have been often occupationally and environmentally exposed to asbestos. In recent years,…

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International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2022 February 10 [Link] Danijela Štrbac, Vita Dolžan Abstract Mesothelioma is a rare tumor, frequently associated with asbestos exposure, arising from pleura and peritoneum. Traditionally, diagnosis and treatment have been difficult in a clinical setting. The treatment is based on a trimodal approach involving surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The introduction…

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BMC Cancer 2022 February 20 [Link] Martina Vivoda Tomšič, Peter Korošec, Viljem Kovač, Sotirios Bisdas, Katarina Šurlan Popovič Abstract Background: The malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) response rate to chemotherapy is low. The identification of imaging biomarkers that could help guide the most effective therapy approach for individual patients is highly desirable. Our aim was to…

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The Lancet Oncology 2022 February 11 [Link] Dean A Fennell, Amy King, Seid Mohammed, Alastair Greystoke, Sarah Anthony, Charlotte Poile, Nada Nusrat, Molly Scotland, Vina Bhundia, Amy Branson, Cassandra Brookes, Liz Darlison, Alan G Dawson, Aarti Gaba, Margaret Hutka, Bruno Morgan, Amrita Bajaj, Cathy Richards, Peter Wells-Jordan, Anne Thomas, MiST2 study group Abstract Background: Genetically…

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Molecular Pharmaceutics 2022 February 10 [Link] Yuki Amano, Kazuma L Sakura, Seiichi Ohta, Taichi Ito Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is one of the intractable cancers that require a more effective therapeutic strategy for clinical practice. Hyaluronic acid (HA) nanogels were prepared by the chelation of cisplatin (CDDP) with different molecular weights of iminodiacetic acid-conjugated…

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