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Long-term benefit from immune modulation and anti-inflammatory treatment in metastatic mesothelioma.

Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2019 November 21 [Link] Dalgleish AG, McLean E, Patel N, Rahman N Abstract A 64 year old male heating engineer was investigated for a persistent cough and found to have epithelioid mesothelioma with pleural effusion, lung nodules and increased thoracic lymph nodes. He declined standard of care treatment following his own […]

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Mesothelioma cells depend on the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-xL for survival and are sensitized to ionizing radiation by BH3-mimetics.

International Journal of Ratdiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2019 November 28 [Link] Jackson MR, Ashton M, Koessinger AL, Dick C, Verheij M, Chalmers AJ Abstract The incidence of mesothelioma continues to rise and prognosis remains dismal due to resistance to conventional therapies and few novel treatment options. Failure to activate apoptotic cell death is a resistance […]

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Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy After Lung Sparing Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Single Institution Experience.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 September 5 [Link] Franceschini D, De Rose F, Cozzi S, Renna I, Franzese C, Di Brina L, Navarria P, D’Agostino GR, Mancosu P, Tomatis S, Scorsetti M Abstract INTRODUCTION: We investigated the possible role of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in the setting of adjuvant treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) […]

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First-ever Abscopal Effect after Palliative Radiotherapy and Immuno-gene Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Cureus 2019 February 20 [Link] Barsky AR, Cengel KA, Katz SI, Sterman DH, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive disease, with few, if any, curative interventions. While there is growing interest in using immunotherapy and immuno-gene therapy to treat MPM, very limited data currently exist for combining these modalities with […]

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Extra-pleural pneumonectomy in the era of image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

La Radiologia Medica 2019 April 8 [Link] Trovo M, Franceschini D, Furlan C, Pietrobon F, Vagge S, Farina E, Revelant A, Visani L, Maragna V, Parisi G, Scotti V Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the outcome of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT), using the most advanced radiotherapeutic techniques, […]

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Prophylactic Irradiation of Tracts in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: An Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase III Randomized Trial.

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019 March 28 [Link] Bayman N, Appel W, Ashcroft L, Baldwin DR, Bates A, Darlison L, Edwards JG, Ezhil V, Gilligan D, Hatton M, Jegannathen A, Mansy T, Peake MD, Pemberton L, Rintoul RC, Snee M, Ryder WD, Taylor P, Faivre-Finn C Abstract PURPOSE: Prophylactic irradiation to the chest wall after […]

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The Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 February 24 [Link] Lewis GD, Dalwadi SM, Farach A, Brian Butler E, Teh BS Abstract BACKGROUND: Pleural mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Local recurrence represents the majority of treatment failures and overall survival (OS) outcomes remain dismal. Adding locoregional treatment with radiotherapy after surgical resection has […]

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Current status of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the multimodal treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies.

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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Mesothelin-targeted second generation CAR-T cells inhibit growth of mesothelin-expressing tumors in vivo.

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 2019 January [Link] Ye L, Lou Y, Lu L, Fan X Abstract Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and mesothelioma are renowned for being diagnosed at a late stage and poor prognosis. Although surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have yielded successful outcomes, the improvement on the survival rate of NSCLC and mesothelioma have been less marked. […]

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Is there a role for prophylactic radiotherapy to intervention tract sites in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma?

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Halford P, Clive AO Malignant pleural mesothelioma has a high morbidity and poor prognosis. Most patients undergo invasive pleural interventions to either facilitate diagnosis and/or alleviate symptoms from malignant pleural effusion. Procedure tract metastasis (PTM) are a well-known complication of pleural procedures in mesothelioma and there has been […]

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