Clinical Lung Cancer 2020 July 3 [Link] Arkadiusz Z Dudek, Xiaofei Wang, Lin Gu, Stephanie Duong, Thomas E Stinchcombe, Robert Kratzke, Hossein Borghaei, Everett E Vokes, Hedy L Kindler Abstract Background: The role of maintenance therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is unknown. We performed a randomized phase II trial to determine if continuation of…

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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2020 July 17 [Link] Shigefumi Matsuyama, Tomohiro Imazuru, Masateru Uchiyama, Hiroo Ota, Mitsuru Iida, Tomoki Shimokawa Abstract Introduction: Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma is a rare tumor that is very difficult to diagnose. Furthermore, it is a lethal disease, because patients usually have progressed at the time of referral. Presentation…

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Clinical Cancer Research 2020 July 15 [Link] Dean A Fennell, Sarah Danson, Penella J Woll, Martin Forster, Denis Talbot, Jennifer Child, Laura Farrelly, Annabel Sharkey, Sara Busacca, Yenting Ngai, Allan Hackshaw, Graham M Wheeler Abstract Purpose: Ganetespib, a highly potent, small-molecule Heatshock protein 90 inhibitor, has potential efficacy in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) via activity…

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Lung Cancer 2020 June 21 [Link] Luca Cantini, Federica Pecci, Alberto Murrone, Marco Tomasetti, Cecilia Copparoni, Ilaria Fiordoliva, Francesca Morgese, Silvia Rinaldi, Paola Mazzanti, Corrado Rubini, Alessia Cimadamore, Francesca Barbisan, Riccardo Giampieri, Marina Scarpelli, Lory Santarelli, Rossana Berardi Abstract Introduction: The prognostic role of BRCA1 associated protein-1 (BAP1) expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2020 June 3 [Link] Robert A Belderbos, Heleen Vroman, Joachim G J V Aerts Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a treatment recalcitrant tumor with a poor overall survival (OS). Current approved treatment consists of first line chemotherapy that only modestly increases OS, illustrating the desperate need for other treatment options in…

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Lung Cancer 2020 May 30 [Link] Andrew B Thompson, Thomas J Quinn, Zaid A Siddiqui, Muayad F Almahariq, Inga S Grills, Craig W Stevens Abstract Introduction: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a devastating disease with poor survival outcomes for most patients. Optimizing therapeutic approaches is thus vital, but has been hampered by a dearth of…

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Medicine 2020 May 29 [Link] Hiroaki Ikushima, Toshio Sakatani, Sayaka Ohara, Hideyuki Takeshima, Hajime Horiuchi, Teppei Morikawa, Kazuhiro Usui Abstract Rationale: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis and has no recommended therapy after first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. Moreover, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on peritoneal mesothelioma remains to be…

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Oncology Letters 2020 June [Link] Guozun Zhang, Dong-Liang Yang, Guoqi Zheng, Yufei Liang Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is an incurable cancer strongly associated with asbestos exposure and characterised by poor prognosis. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the prognostic and predictive value of CD146 and survivin expression in MPeM. Diagnostic biopsies…

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