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Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy After Lung Sparing Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Single Institution Experience.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 September 5 [Link] Franceschini D, De Rose F, Cozzi S, Renna I, Franzese C, Di Brina L, Navarria P, D’Agostino GR, Mancosu P, Tomatis S, Scorsetti M Abstract INTRODUCTION: We investigated the possible role of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in the setting of adjuvant treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) […]

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Malignant Mesothelioma: Has Anything Changed?

Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019 June [Link] Kim RY1, Sterman DH2, Haas AR3 Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure and portends a dismal prognosis. Its worldwide incidence has been increasing, and treatment options are currently suboptimal and noncurative. However, since the turn of the century, several […]

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Building a Bridge between Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Investigating the Effect of Chemotherapy on Immune Checkpoint Expression.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2019 August 26 [Link] Marcq E, Audenaerde JRV, Waele J, Jacobs J, Loenhout JV, Cavents G, Pauwels P, Meerbeeck JPV, Smits EL Abstract In light of the promising results of immune checkpoint blockade (ICPB) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), we investigated the effect of different chemotherapeutic agents on the expression […]

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Multidisciplinary palliative treatment including isolated thoracic perfusion for progressive malignant pleural mesothelioma: a retrospective observational study.

Journal of B.U.O.N 2019 May-June [Link] Guadagni S, Masedu F, Zoras O, Zavattieri G, Aigner K, Guadagni V, Fumi L, Clementi M Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the relative importance of isolated thoracic perfusion (ITP) in the multidisciplinary palliative treatment of progressive malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients. METHODS: Fifty-two MPM patients with progressive disease after systemic […]

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Pifithrin-μ induces necroptosis through oxidative mitochondrial damage but accompanies epithelial-mesenchymal transition-like phenomenon in malignant mesothelioma cells under lactic acidosis.

Archives of Pharmacal Research 2019 August 19 [Link] Abstract Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), a chaperone protein associated with tumorigenesis and chemoresistance, has attracted significant attention as a potential therapeutic target for the development of anticancer drugs. Here, the effects of pifithrin-μ, an effective dual inhibitor of HSP70 and p53, on anticancer activities and epithelial-mesenchymal […]

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MESOTIP: Phase II multicenter randomized trial evaluating the association of PIPAC and systemic chemotherapy vs. systemic chemotherapy alone as 1st-line treatment of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

Pleura and Peritoneum 2019 June 27 [Link] Sgarbura O, Gourgou S, Tosi D, Bakrin N, Bouazza N, Delaine S, De Forges H, Pocard M, Quénet F Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumoral disease characterized by the diffuse involvement of the peritoneal serosa. The standard frontline treatment of MPM is cytoreductive surgery […]

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Dropwort-induced metabolic reprogramming restrains YAP/TAZ/TEAD oncogenic axis in mesothelioma.

Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2019 August 9 [Link] Pulito C, Korita E, Sacconi A, Valerio M, Casadei L, Lo Sardo F, Mori F, Ferraiuolo M, Grasso G, Maidecchi A, Lucci J, Sudol M, Muti P, Blandino G, Strano S Abstract BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, newly designed cancer therapies have not significantly […]

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A multicenter, randomized, phase II/III study of dendritic cells loaded with allogeneic tumor cell lysate (MesoPher) in subjects with mesothelioma as maintenance therapy after chemotherapy: DENdritic cell Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma (DENIM) trial.

Translational Lung Cancer 2019 June [Link] Belderbos RA, Baas P, Berardi R, Cornelissen R, Fennell DA, van Meerbeeck JP, Scherpereel A, Vroman H, Aerts JGJV Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive, treatment resistant neoplasm. The current treatment, consisting of antifolate and platinum-based chemotherapy, improves the median overall survival with only 3 months. […]

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The Oncolytic Virus dl922-947 Triggers Immunogenic Cell Death in Mesothelioma and Reduces Xenograft Growth.

Frontiers in Oncology 2019 July 12 [Link] Di Somma S, Iannuzzi CA, Passaro C, Forte IM, Iannone R, Gigantino V, Indovina P, Botti G, Giordano A, Formisano P, Portella G, Malfitano AM, Pentimalli F Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer associated with asbestos exposure that urgently requires effective therapeutic strategies. Current treatments […]

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Pleurectomy/decortication and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion using cisplatin and doxorubicin for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 May [Link] Klotz LV, Lindner M, Eichhorn ME, Grützner U, Koch I, Winter H, Kauke T, Duell T, Hatz RA Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with few long-term survivors. Despite the dismal prognosis, hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion (HITHOC) was shown to improve survival in a selective […]

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