The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2021 August 19 [Link] David B Chapel, Michelle S Hirsch Abstract Primary peritoneal malignant mesothelioma (MM) can demonstrate morphologic overlap with low-grade and high-grade tubo-ovarian serous neoplasms; it is also biologically and prognostically distinct from benign mesothelial proliferations. Currently, there is no single biomarker that can definitively distinguish these…

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International Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2021 August [Link] Hiroko Onagi, Takuo Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Saito, Satsuki Kishikawa, Kazuya Takamochi, Kenji Suzuki Abstract Introduction and importance: Primary tumors of the pleura are rare, with malignant mesothelioma being the most common of these neoplasms. Pathological diagnosis of sarcomatoid mesothelioma can be more challenging than that of epithelioid…

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Communications Biology 2021 July 26 [Link] Meilin Chan, Licun Wu, Zhihong Yun, Trevor D McKee, Michael Cabanero, Yidan Zhao, Mikihiro Kohno, Junichi Murakami, Marc de Perrot Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasm originating from the pleura. Non-epithelioid (biphasic and sarcomatoid) MPM are particularly resistant to therapy. We investigated the role of the…

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Pathology International 2021 July 9 [Link] Kenzo Hiroshima, Di Wu, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine, Daisuke Ozaki, Toshikazu Yusa, Tadao Nakazawa, Shoutaro Tsuji, Yohei Miyagi, Ann E Walts, Alberto M Marchevsky, Aliya N Husain, Kohzoh Imai Abstract Sialylated HEG1 has been reported as a highly specific and sensitive mesothelioma marker but a comprehensive evaluation of its…

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American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2021 May 12 [Link] Jefree J Schulte, David B Chapel, Richard Attanoos, Luka Brcic, Juliet Burn, Kelly J Butnor, Nina Chang, Heather Chen, Sanja Dacic, Marc De Perrot, Junya Fukuoka, Francoise Galateau-Salle, Theresa Godschachner, Kenzo Hiroshima, Sonja Klebe, Thomas Krausz, Leslie Litzky, Alberto M Marchevsky, Jeffrey Mueller, Kazuki Nabeshima, Andrew…

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American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2021 May 12 [Link] Jefree J Schulte, David B Chapel, Richard Attanoos, Luka Brcic, Juliet Burn, Kelly J Butnor, Nina Chang, Heather Chen, Sanja Dacic, Marc De Perrot, Junya Fukuoka, Francoise Galateau-Salle, Theresa Godschachner, Kenzo Hiroshima, Sonja Klebe, Thomas Krausz, Leslie Litzky, Alberto M Marchevsky, Jeffrey Mueller, Kazuki Nabeshima, Andrew…

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Frontiers in Oncology 2021 March 22 [Link] Federica Pezzuto, Francesca Lunardi, Luca Vedovelli, Francesco Fortarezza, Loredana Urso, Federica Grosso, Giovanni Luca Ceresoli, Izidor Kern, Gregor Vlacic, Eleonora Faccioli, Marco Schiavon, Dario Gregori, Federico Rea, Giulia Pasello, Fiorella Calabrese Abstract Introduction: The CDKN2A gene plays a central role in the pathogenesis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).…

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Journal of Biochemistry 2021 April 1 [Link] Haruhiko Fujihira, Daisuke Takakura, Atsushi Matsuda, Masaaki Abe, Michiyo Miyazaki, Tomomi Nakagawa, Kazunori Kajino, Kaori Denda-Nagai, Miki Noji, Okio Hino, Tatsuro Irimura Abstract Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor associated with asbestos exposure and is histologically classified into three types: epithelioid-type, sarcomatoid-type, and biphasic-type. The prognosis of mesothelioma…

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Tumori 2021 March 15 [Link] Pietro Gino Barbieri, Dario Consonni, Manuela Schneider Abstract Background: Definition of histologic subtype of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is important for management of patients, because surgical treatment improves prognosis for patients with epithelioid but not biphasic or sarcomatoid MPM. In a series of necropsies performed in a hospital specialized for…

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Thoracic Cancer 2021 February 2 [Link] Takafumi Fukui, Takako Okubo, Naoki Tanimoto, Hiromichi Okuma, Yoshitaka Shiina, Mizuki Kohama, Jun Yamada, Yasuhiro Funada, Yoshihiro Ikura Abstract Here, we report a case of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that was very difficult to diagnose. A 62-year-old woman with a surgical history of recurrent bilateral pneumothorax was admitted to…

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