Thoracic Cancer 2021 April 8 [Link] Kageaki Watanabe, Yusuke Okuma, Shoko Kawai, Makoto Nagamata, Yukio Hosomi Abstract Background: Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are limited. Anthracyclines are considered key drugs for treating MPM. However, their use is limited by severe cardiac toxicities. Amrubicin (AMR) is a next-generation anthracycline that is commonly used to…

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Future Oncology 2021 March 26 [Link] David M Waterhouse, Esmond D Nwokeji, Marley Boyd, John R Penrod, Janet L Espirito, Nicholas J Robert, Melinda J Daumont Abstract Aim: To assess real-world treatment patterns and outcomes among patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma. Patients & methods: Retrospective database analysis. Results: In all, 469 patients received first-line…

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BMC Cancer 2021 March 20 [Link] Rui Kitadai, Tatsunori Shimoi, Kazuki Sudo, Emi Noguchi, Yusuke Nagata, Ryoichi Sawada, Atsuo Takashima, Narikazu Boku, Kan Yonemori Abstract Background: Standard treatment for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma has not been established, and systemic chemotherapy is administered according to malignant pleural mesothelioma. We previously reported the efficacy of cisplatin plus pemetrexed…

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European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021 March 2 [Link] Aurélie Lombard, Hitesh Mistry, Sonya C Chapman, Ivelina Gueorguieva, Leon Aarons, Kayode Ogungbenro Abstract In the last update of the RECIST criteria in 2009, it was proposed that the number of target lesions to be followed over time for response-to-treatment assessment be reduced from 10 to…

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European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021 March 2 [Link] Aurélie Lombard, Hitesh Mistry, Sonya C Chapman, Ivelina Gueorguieva, Leon Aarons, Kayode Ogungbenro Abstract In the last update of the RECIST criteria in 2009, it was proposed that the number of target lesions to be followed over time for response-to-treatment assessment be reduced from 10 to…

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Cancer Treatment and Research Communications 2021 February 24 [Link] Xiaomin Niu, Chenglei Zhou, Aiyan Hu, Lingzi Su, Dan Lin, Hui Han, Yan Lu Abstract Synchronous malignant mesothelioma (MM) and lung carcinoma are extremely rare in patients without a history of asbestos exposure and poses tremendous difficulties in clinical management. We report a patient without asbestos…

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Clinical Cancer Research 2021 February 5 [Link] Kathrin Oehl, Bart Vrugt, Ulrich Wagner, Michaela B Kirschner, Mayura Meerang, Walter Weder, Emanuela Felley-Bosco, Bernd Wollscheid, Katrin Bankov, Melanie C Demes, Isabelle Opitz, Peter J Wild Abstract Purpose: The clinical standard treatment for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) includes a cisplatin-based chemotherapy, leading to reduction of…

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2021 January 27 [Link] Cornedine J de Gooijer, Vincent van der Noort, Jos A Stigt, Paul Baas, Bonne Biesma, Robin Cornelissen, Nico van Walree, Robbert C van Heemst, Magdolen Youssef-El Soud, Harry J M Groen, Agnes J Staal-van den Brekel, Wieneke A Buikhuisen, Gerben P Bootsma, Floris Dammeijer, Harm van Tinteren,…

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Lancet 2021 January 21 [Link] Paul Baas, Arnaud Scherpereel, Anna K Nowak, Nobukazu Fujimoto, Solange Peters, Anne S Tsao, Aaron S Mansfield, Sanjay Popat, Thierry Jahan, Scott Antonia, Youssef Oulkhouir, Yolanda Bautista, Robin Cornelissen, Laurent Greillier, Francesco Grossi, Dariusz Kowalski, Jerónimo Rodríguez-Cid, Praveen Aanur, Abderrahim Oukessou, Christine Baudelet, Gérard Zalcman Abstract Background: Approved systemic treatments…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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