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Cisplatin Plus Pemetrexed Therapy and Subsequent Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Administration for Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Without Pleural Lesions: Case Report

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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Immunotherapy in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Frontiers in Oncology 2020 February 21 [Link] de Gooijer CJ, Borm FJ, Scherpereel A, Baas P Abstract The only registered systemic treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is platinum based chemotherapy combined with pemetrexed, with or without bevacizumab. Immunotherapy did seem active in small phase II trials. In this review, we will highlight the most […]

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How I treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.

ESMO Open 2020 March [Link] Viscardi G, Di Liello R, Morgillo F Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive malignancy mostly associated with occupational asbestos exposure. Prognosis is poor and only highly selected patients may benefit from aggressive surgical management, also as part of a multimodal approach. In advanced disease, the combination of […]

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A phase II study of the combination of gemcitabine and imatinib mesylate in pemetrexed-pretreated patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer 2020 February 12 [Link] Zucali PA, Perrino M, De Vincenzo F, Giordano L, Cordua N, D’Antonio F, Santoro A Abstract OBJECTIVES: Second-line chemotherapy is not a standard of care in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that progresses after first-line treatment with cisplatin and pemetrexed. In pre-clinical models, the combination of gemcitabine (GEM) […]

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Lurbinectedin as second- or third-line palliative therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma: an international, multi-centre, single-arm, phase II trial (SAKK 17/16).

Annals of Oncology 2020 January 16 [Link] Metaxas Y, Früh M, Eboulet EI, Grosso F, Pless M, Zucali PA, Ceresoli GL, Mark M, Schneider M, Maconi A, Perrino M, Biaggi-Rudolf C, Froesch P, Schmid S, Waibel C, Appenzeller C, Rauch D, von Moos R; Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK). Abstract BACKGROUND: Systemic second- […]

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Impressive clinical response to anti-PD-1 therapy in epithelioid mesothelioma with high clonal PD-L1 expression and EML4-ALK rearrangement.

Lung Cancer 2020 February 14 [Link] Bronte G, Delmonte A, Burgio MA, Verlicchi A, Puccetti M, Bravaccini S, Cravero P, Tumedei MM, Diano D, Rossi G, Ulivi P, Martinelli G, Crinò L Abstract OBJECTIVES: Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are limited but some studies on immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in MPM have reported […]

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Repression of oncogenic cap-mediated translation by 4Ei-10 diminishes proliferation, enhances chemosensitivity and alters expression of malignancy-related proteins in mesothelioma.

Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 2020 January 23 [Link] Ahmad Z, Jacobson BA, McDonald MW, Vattendahl Vidal N, Vattendahl Vidal G, Chen S, Dillenburg M, Okon AM, Patel MR, Wagner CR, Kratzke RA Abstract Activated cap-dependent translation promotes cancer by stimulating translation of mRNAs encoding malignancy-promoting proteins. The nucleoside monophosphate Protide, 4Ei-10, undergoes intracellular uptake and […]

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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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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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Establishment and characterization of a new malignant peritoneal mesothelioma cell line, KOG-1, from the ascitic fluid of a patient with pemetrexed chemotherapy resistance.

Human Cell 2019 October 3 [Link] Akahane T, Hirasawa A, Imoto I, Okubo A, Itoh M, Nanki Y, Yoshihama T, Tominaga E, Aoki D Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare and aggressive form of malignant mesothelioma. Sufficient biological tools for studying the functional characteristics of this cancer have not been developed. Therefore, in […]

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