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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Virchows Archiv 2022 April 24 [Link] Francesca Napoli, Ida Rapa, Stefania Izzo, Angelica Rigutto, Roberta Libener, Chiara Riganti, Paolo Bironzo, Riccardo Taulli, Mauro Papotti, Marco Volante, Giorgio Scagliotti, Luisella Righi Abstract The standard front-line treatment for pleural mesothelioma (PM) is pemetrexed-based chemotherapy, whose major target is thymidylate synthase (TS). In several cancer models, miR-215 and…

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Cancers 2022 April 16 [Link] Tugce Kutuk, Haley Appel, Maria Carolina Avendano, Federico Albrecht, Paul Kaywin, Suyen Ramos, Melanie E Suarez-Murias, Minesh P Mehta, Rupesh Kotecha Abstract Purpose: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the implementation, device usage rates, clinical outcomes, and treatment-related toxicities associated with TTFields and pemetrexed plus platinum-based chemotherapy in…

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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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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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Journal of Clinical Oncology 2022 January 5 [Link] Anne S Tsao, Harvey I Pass, Andreas Rimner, Aaron S Mansfield Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare malignancy with few treatment options. Recent advances have led to US Food and Drug Administration approvals and changes in the standard of care with a novel biomedical device…

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