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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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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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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Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019 June [Link] Kim RY1, Sterman DH2, Haas AR3 Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure and portends a dismal prognosis. Its worldwide incidence has been increasing, and treatment options are currently suboptimal and noncurative. However, since the turn of the century, several…

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International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2019 August 26 [Link] Marcq E, Audenaerde JRV, Waele J, Jacobs J, Loenhout JV, Cavents G, Pauwels P, Meerbeeck JPV, Smits EL Abstract In light of the promising results of immune checkpoint blockade (ICPB) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), we investigated the effect of different chemotherapeutic agents on the expression…

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Journal of B.U.O.N 2019 May-June [Link] Guadagni S, Masedu F, Zoras O, Zavattieri G, Aigner K, Guadagni V, Fumi L, Clementi M Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the relative importance of isolated thoracic perfusion (ITP) in the multidisciplinary palliative treatment of progressive malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients. METHODS: Fifty-two MPM patients with progressive disease after systemic…

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Pleura and Peritoneum 2019 June 27 [Link] Sgarbura O, Gourgou S, Tosi D, Bakrin N, Bouazza N, Delaine S, De Forges H, Pocard M, Quénet F Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumoral disease characterized by the diffuse involvement of the peritoneal serosa. The standard frontline treatment of MPM is cytoreductive surgery…

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Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019 August 6 [Link] Tsao AS, Miao J, Wistuba II, Vogelzang NJ, Heymach JV, Fossella FV, Lu C, Velasco MR, Box-Noriega B, Hueftle JG, Gadgeel S, Redman MW, Gandara DR, Kelly K Abstract PURPOSE: Antiangiogenic agents combined with chemotherapy have efficacy in the treatment of unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Cediranib…

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