Annals of Surgery 2021 June 4 [Link] Vignesh Raman, Soraya L Voigt, Oliver K Jawitz, Norma E Farrow, Kristen E Rhodin, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Betty C Tong, Thomas A D’Amico, David H Harpole Abstract Background: The outcomes associated with receipt of adjuvant radiation in patients following surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are poorly understood.…

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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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Translational Lung Cancer Research 2021 April [Link] Gerard G Hanna, Thomas John, David L Ball Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon thoracic cancer with a relatively poor outcome, which has only seen modest improvements when compared to non-small cell lung cancer. The mainstays of treatment have been surgery and systemic therapy, with radiation reserved…

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Lung Cancer 2021 June [Link] Frédéric Larose, Nicholas Quigley, Yves Lacasse, Simon Martel, Loïc Lang-Lazdunski Abstract Objectives: Medical management based on palliative chemotherapy is currently the standard of care in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Median survival of 12-16 months has been reported with modern chemotherapy regimens with or without anti-angiogenic agents. Multimodality therapy incorporating cytoreductive…

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Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology 2021 January 18 [Link] Marika Rossini, Fernanda Martini, Elena Torreggiani, Francesca Fortini, Giorgio Aquila, Francesco Vieceli Dalla Sega, Simone Patergnani, Paolo Pinton, Pio Maniscalco, Giorgio Cavallesco, Paola Rizzo, Mauro Tognon Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive asbestos-related cancer arising from the mesothelial cells lining the pleural cavity.…

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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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The Lancet Oncology 2021 January 12 [Link] B C John Cho, Laura Donahoe, Penelope A Bradbury, Natasha Leighl, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew Hope, Prodipto Pal, Michael Cabanero, Kasia Czarnecka, Karen McRae, Ming-Sound Tsao, Marc de Perrot Abstract Background: A novel approach for managing malignant pleural mesothelioma, surgery for mesothelioma after radiotherapy (SMART), consisting of a short…

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Annals of Medicine and Surgery 2020 November 11 [Link] Julien Guinde, Bertrand Chollet, Sophie Laroumagne, Hervé Dutau, Philippe Astoul Abstract Malignant Pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease which is associated with a poor prognosis. Front line chemotherapy represents the cornerstone in the management of MPM, and the place of radical surgery is controversial and…

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