Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 2020 August 12 [Link] Yutaka Yonemura, Haruaki Iahibashi, Shouzou Sako, Akiyoshi Mizumoto, Nobuyuki Takao, Masumi Ichinose, Shunsuke Motoi, Yang Liu, Satoshi Wakama, Yasuyuki Kamada, Kazurou Nishihara Abstract Introduction: A new treatment strategy involving cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with perioperative intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy was proposed in 1999 by the Peritoneal Surface Oncology…

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BMC Research Notes 2020 July 29 [Link] Martin Lehnert, Daniel G Weber, Dirk Taeger, Irina Raiko, Jens Kollmeier, Susann Stephan-Falkenau, Thomas Brüning, Georg Johnen, MoMar-Study Group Abstract Objective: Calretinin is a well-known immunohistochemical tissue marker in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Promising results also indicate the use in early detection. In the present cross-sectional survey,…

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Current Drug Targets 2020 July 18 [Link] Lei Cheng, Li Na, Xiao-Ling Xu, Wei-Min Mao Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a remarkably aggressive thoracic malignancy with a limited survival of only 5-12 months. However, MPM still remains unresponsive to conventional standards of treatment, including pleurectomy and decortication, extrapleural pneumonectomy for resectable disease with or…

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Lung Cancer 2020 May 30 [Link] Andrew B Thompson, Thomas J Quinn, Zaid A Siddiqui, Muayad F Almahariq, Inga S Grills, Craig W Stevens Abstract Introduction: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a devastating disease with poor survival outcomes for most patients. Optimizing therapeutic approaches is thus vital, but has been hampered by a dearth of…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 January [Link] Zubair Bayat, Emily L Taylor, Danielle A Bischof, J Andrea McCart, Anand Govindarajan Abstract Background: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) can be associated with decreases in quality of life (QOL). Bowel-related QOL (BR-QOL) after CRS-HIPEC has not been previously studied. The objectives of the current study…

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Translational Lung Cancer Research 2020 February [Link] Woodard GA, Jablons DM Abstract Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (PD) are radical operations for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that remain controversial among thoracic surgeons. There is a lack of randomized evidence to support a survival benefit when major surgical resection is included in multi-modality treatment regimens.…

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The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 January 30 [Link] De León LE, Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Fox S, Tarascio J, Freyaldenhoven S, Lapidot M, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of venous thromboembolism and utility of a routine surveillance program in patients undergoing surgery for…

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