Pathology International 2021 July 13 [Link] Masaya Yotsukura, Noriko Motoi, Akihiko Yoshida, Yukihiro Yoshida, Kazuo Nakagawa, Shun-Ichi Watanabe Abstract We describe a rare case of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that developed squamous differentiation. MPM can present various patterns of histology, but squamous differentiation has not been reported in any surgically resected cases to date. The…

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European Heart Journal Case Reports 2021 July 7 [Link] Leo Pölzl, Jakob Hirsch, Agnes Mayr, Christian Uprimny, Georg Oberhuber, Hansjörg J Zwick, Ludwig Müller, Gerhard Pölzl Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare form of highly aggressive cancer. Many patients are diagnosed only at an advanced stage. Therefore, the overall survival rate is…

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Cytokine 2021 June 19 [Link] Loredana Urso, Micol Silic-Benussi, Alice Boscolo, Martina Lorenzi, Laura Bonanno, Francesca Lunardi, Valentina Guarneri, Fiorella Calabrese, Federico Rea, PierFranco Conte, Giulia Pasello Abstract Background: No data on circulating biomarkers for the prognostic stratification of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) patients are available. We prospectively explored the prognostic role of circulating monocyte…

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International Journal of Hyperthermia 2021 [Link] Parisa Malekzadeh, Meghan Good, Marybeth S Hughes Abstract Introduction: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a lethal cancer, with approximately 2% of diagnoses occurring in patients less than 40 years of age. The purpose of this study is to report the only long-term follow up and survival of pediatric patients…

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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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Journal of Thoracic Disease 2021 April [Link] Sven Oliver Schumann, Gregor Kocher, Fabrizio Minervini Abstract The malignant pleural mesothelioma is a very aggressive tumor which is arising from mesothelial cells and is associated with asbestos exposure. It is a heterogeneous cancer that shows a complex pattern of molecular changes, including genetic, chromosomic, and epigenetic abnormalities.…

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Annals of Translational Medicine 2021 April [Link] Caihua Xu, Yufeng Hu, Bin Chen, Dapeng Li, Rongrui Liang, Meng Shen, Mengyao Wu, Min Tao Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) chemoresistance remains a challenge to oncologists. In our previous study, we demonstrated that the aberrant expression of metastasis-associated gene 1 (MTA1) is associated with carcinogenesis and…

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