BMJ Open 2019 May 14 [Link] de Boer NL, van Kooten JP, Burger JWA, Verhoef C, Aerts JGJV, Madsen EVE Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon but aggressive neoplasm and has a strong association with asbestos exposure. MPM has low survival rates of approximately 1 year even after (palliative) surgery and/or systemic chemotherapy.…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 May 8 [Link] Ali YM, Sweeney J, Shen P, Votanopoulos K, McQuellon R, Duckworth K, Perry KC, Russell G, Levine EA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an accepted treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. In this study, we evaluated QOL after HIPEC for peritoneal mesothelioma. METHODS: This…

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European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 March 23 [Link] Lurvink RJ, Villeneuve L, Govaerts K, de Hingh IHJT, Moran BJ, Deraco M, Van der Speeten K, Glehen O, Kepenekian V, Kusamura S Abstract Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and Peritoneal Mesothelioma (PM) are both rare peritoneal malignancies. Currently, affected patients may be treated with Cytoreductive Surgery and…

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Casopis Lekaru Ceskych 2019 Winter [Link] Klos D, Riško J, Stašek M, Loveček M, Hanuliak J, Skalický P, Lemstrová R, Mohelníková BD, Študentová H, Neoral Č, Melichar B. The tumors of the peritoneal surface, both primary and secondary, are associated with a very poor prognosis and rapid progression through conventional oncology treatment including systemic chemotherapy,…

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Anticancer Research 2019 February [Link] Salo SAS, Ilonen I, Laaksonen S, Myllärniemi M, Salo JA, Rantanen T Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare type of cancer with a poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been shown to improve survival. Treatment and survival of patients with MPeM have…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 January 11 [Link] Vogin G1, Hettal L, Vignaud JM, Dartigues P, Goere D, Ferron G, Heyd B, Bereder JM, Tuech JJ, Glehen O,  de Chaisemartin C, Lherm Y, Villeneuve L, Kepenekian V, Marchal F BACKGROUND: Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the peritoneum (WDPMP) is a rare entity. Questions regarding management are still being debated as no more than 50 cases have been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE:…

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European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 October 19 [Link] Deraco M, Nizri E, Glehen O, Baratti D, Tuech JJ, Bereder JM, Kepenekian V, Kusamura S, Goere D Abstract BACKGROUND: Well differentiated papillary peritoneal mesothelioma (WDPPM) is a rare variant of mesothelioma which affects mainly women in the reproductive age. The disease may present multifocally and…

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Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Sugarbaker PH Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease whose natural history is confined to the peritoneal space. Systemic chemotherapy has little impact on survival of patients with MPM. A surgical procedure with a goal of resection of all visible evidence of disease, called cytoreductive surgery…

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Annals of Gastroenterology 2018 Nov-Dec [Link] Boussios S, Moschetta M, Karathanasi A, Tsiouris AK, Kanellos FS, Tatsi K, Katsanos KH, Christodoulou DK Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a wide clinical spectrum. It arises from the peritoneal lining and commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen and, more rarely,…

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