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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Rozhledy V Chirurgii Fall 2020 [Link] M Szkorupa, D Klos, J Chudacek, J Hanuliak, M Stasek, O Fischer, R Lemstrová Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive malignancies with a very poor prognosis. Multimodal treatment consisting of three modalities – chemotherapy, radiotherapy and cytoreductive surgery is optimal. The use of new therapeutic…

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Thoracic Cancer 2020 October 8 [Link] Oscar Arrieta, Francisco Lozano-Ruiz, Monika Blake-Cerda, Rodrigo Catalán, Luis Lara-Mejía, Miguel Ángel Salinas, Federico Maldonado-Magos, José F Corona-Cruz Abstract Background: Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) represents a major challenge for oncologists. Multimodality treatment, which generally involves induction chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy have recently shown promising results. The aim…

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Journal of Immunology 2020 September 18 [Link] Mikihiro Kohno, Junichi Murakami, Licun Wu, Mei-Lin Chan, Zhihong Yun, B C John Cho, Marc de Perrot Abstract Increasing evidence indicates that local hypofractionated radiotherapy (LRT) can elicit both immunogenic and immunosuppressive local and systemic immune responses. We thus hypothesized that blockade of LRT-induced immunosuppressive responses could augment…

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Annals of Palliative Medicine 2020 August 14 [Link] Andrew R Barsky, Michele M Kim, Russell Maxwell, Amberly Mendes, Christopher M Wright, Emily J Anstadt, Sally McNulty, Lei Dong, James M Metz, Steven J Feigenberg, Taoran Li, Keith A Cengel Abstract Background: Radiation therapy (RT) can provide effective symptomatic palliation in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma…

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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2020 July 17 [Link] Shigefumi Matsuyama, Tomohiro Imazuru, Masateru Uchiyama, Hiroo Ota, Mitsuru Iida, Tomoki Shimokawa Abstract Introduction: Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma is a rare tumor that is very difficult to diagnose. Furthermore, it is a lethal disease, because patients usually have progressed at the time of referral. Presentation…

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