JTO Clinical and Research Reports 2021 May 18 [Link] Roger Y Kim, Nandita Mitra, Stephen J Bagley, Melina E Marmarelis, Andrew R Haas, Katharine A Rendle, Anil Vachani Abstract Introduction: Since the July 2017 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) guideline revision recommended second-line immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), studies have suggested a…

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Scientific Reports 2021 September 27 [Link] Anca Nastase, Amit Mandal, Shir Kiong Lu, Hima Anbunathan, Deborah Morris-Rosendahl, Yu Zhi Zhang, Xiao-Ming Sun, Spyridon Gennatas, Robert C Rintoul, Matthew Edwards, Alex Bowman, Tatyana Chernova, Tim Benepal, Eric Lim, Anthony Newman Taylor, Andrew G Nicholson, Sanjay Popat, Anne E Willis, Marion MacFarlane, Mark Lathrop, Anne M Bowcock,…

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World Journal of Clinical Oncology 2021 August 24 [Link] Javier Luna, Andrea Bobo, Joaquín José Cabrera-Rodriguez, María Pagola, Margarita Martín-Martín, María Ángeles González Ruiz, Miguel Montijano, Aurora Rodríguez, Lira Pelari-Mici, Almudena Corbacho, Marta Moreno, Felipe Couñago Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumor with poor prognosis and rising incidence. Palliative care is common…

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JCO Oncology Practice 2021 September 7 [Link] Anna K Nowak, Alannah Jackson, Calvin Sidhu Abstract The management of pleural mesothelioma has changed with the demonstration that first-line checkpoint blockade therapy improves survival. This review covers issues of relevance to the practicing medical oncologist, with an emphasis on the palliative setting and on new information. Until…

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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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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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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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Lung Cancer 2021 May 5 [Link] Navin K Chintala, David Restle, Hue Quach, Jasmeen Saini, Rebecca Bellis, Michael Offin, Jason Beattie, Prasad S Adusumilli Abstract The aim of adoptive T-cell therapy is to promote tumor-infiltrating immune cells following the transfer of either tumor-harvested or genetically engineered T lymphocytes. A new chapter in adoptive T-cell therapy…

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BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2021 May 5 [Link] Steven G Gray Abstract Background: The role of immunotherapy in cancer is now well-established, and therapeutic options such as checkpoint inhibitors are increasingly being approved in many cancers such as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare orphan disease associated with prior exposure…

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