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Clinical outcomes with recurrence after pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 January 16 [Link] Nakamura A1, Takuwa T2, Hashimoto M2, Kuroda A2, Nakamichi T2, Matsumoto S2, Kondo N2, Kijima T3, Yamakado K4, Hasegawa S2. Abstract BACKGROUND: Most patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma experience recurrence following treatment. However, no clinical studies have evaluated post-recurrence survival after pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma. This […]

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Screening of Pleural Mesothelioma Cell Lines for Kinase Activity May Identify New Mechanisms of Therapy Resistance in Patients Receiving Platin-Based Chemotherapy.

Journal of Oncology 2019 December 23 [Link] Borchert S, Suckrau PM, Wessolly M, Mairinger E, Hegedus B, Hager T, Herold T, Eberhardt WEE, Wohlschlaeger J, Aigner C, Bankfalvi A, Schmid KW, Walter RFH, Mairinger FD Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, predominantly asbestos-related and biologically highly aggressive tumor associated with a dismal […]

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Combined MEK and PI3K/p110b inhibition as a novel targeted therapy for malignant mesothelioma displaying sarcomatoid features.

Cancer Research 2020 January 7 [Link] Marqués M, Tranchant R, Risa-Ebrí B, Suárez-Solís ML, Fernández LC, Carrillo-de-Santa-Pau E, Del Pozo N, Martínez de Villarreal J, Meiller C, Allory Y, Blum Y, Pirker C, Hegedus B, Barry ST, Carnero A, Berger W, Jean D, Real FX Abstract Among malignant mesotheliomas (MM) the sarcomatoid subtype is associated […]

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A phase II trial of single oral FGF inhibitor, AZD4547, as second or third line therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer 2019 December 31 [Link] Lam WS, Creaney J, Chen FK, Chin WL, Muruganandan S, Arunachalam S, Attia MS, Read C, Murray K, Millward M, Spiro J, Chakera A, Gary Lee YC, Nowak AK Abstract OBJECTIVES: Currently, there is no optimal salvage therapy for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who relapse after treatment […]

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A Phase II Study of Pazopanib in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: NCCTG N0623 (Alliance).

The Oncologist 2019 December 24 [Link] Parikh K, Mandrekar SJ, Allen-Ziegler K, Esplin B, Tan AD, Marchello B, Adjei AA, Molina JR Abstract PURPOSE: Preclinical and clinical data have shown promise in using antiangiogenic agents to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). We conducted this phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of single-agent […]

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A prospective observational study of on-treatment plasma homocysteine levels as a biomarker of toxicity, depression and vitamin supplementation lead-in time pre pemetrexed, in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

PloS One 2019 November 25 [Link] Minchom A, Mak D, Gunapala R, Walder D, Kumar R, Yousaf N, Hodgkiss A, Bhosle J, Popat S, O’Brien MER Abstract OBJECTIVES: Vitamin supplementation reduces pemetrexed toxicity. Raised plasma homocysteine reflects deficiency in vitamin B12 and folate, and is suppressed by supplementation. This observational study of 112 patients receiving […]

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Elevated Circulating Activin A Levels in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Are Related to Cancer Cachexia and Reduced Response to Platinum-based Chemotherapy.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 October 25 [Link] Paajanen J, Ilonen I, Lauri H, Järvinen T, Sutinen E, Ollila H, Rouvinen E, Lemström K, Räsänen J, Ritvos O, Koli K, Myllärniemi M Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous preclinical studies have shown that activin A is overexpressed in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), associates with cancer cachexia, and is observed […]

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The YAP1 signaling inhibitors, verteporfin and CA3, suppress the mesothelioma cancer stem cell phenotype.

Molecular Cancer Research 2019 Novemver 15 [Link] Eckert RL, Kandasamy S, Adhikary G, Rorke EA, Friedberg JS, Mickle MB, Alexander HR Abstract Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that has a poor prognosis. Tumors develop in the mesothelial lining of the pleural and peritoneal cavities in response to asbestos exposure. Surgical debulking followed by chemotherapy is […]

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The mTOR Signaling Pathway Is Associated With the Prognosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma After Multimodality Therapy.

Anticancer Research 2019 November [Link] Kuroda A, Matsumoto S, Fukuda A, Nakamichi T, Nakamura A, Hashimoto M, Takuwa T, Kondo N, Tsujimura T, Nakano T, Hasegawa S Abstract BACKGROUND/AIM: We performed multimodality therapy comprising preoperative chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), and radiation therapy for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Although multimodality therapy resulted in good […]

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CRISPR screening identifies WEE1 as a combination target for standard chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2019 November 6 [Link] Xu D, Liang SQ, Yang H, Bruggmann R, Berezowska S, Yang Z, Marti TM, Hall SRR, Gao Y, Kocher GJ, Schmid RA, Peng RW Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer with dismal prognosis, largely due to poor response rates to and rapid relapse after first-line […]

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