Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2022 April 21 [Link] Michele Carbone, Harvey I Pass, Guntulu Ak, H Richard Alexander Jr, Paul Baas, Francine Baumann, Andrew M Blakely, Raphael Bueno, Aleksandra Bzura, Giuseppe Cardillo, Jane E Churpek, Irma Dianzani, Assunta De Rienzo, Mitsuru Emi, Salih Emri, Emanuela Felley-Bosco, Dean A Fennell, Raja M Flores, Federica Grosso, Nicholas…

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Medicina 2022 [Link] Claudia Poleri, Gabriela Acosta Haab, Nora Falcoff, Gabriela Guman, Liliana Dalurzo, Alejandro Iotti, María Eugenia Martín, Gloria Olmedo, Mercedes Rayá, Atilio Reginatto, Andrea Werbach, Gabriela Demelli, María José Labanca, Laura Leguina, María Florencia Mora Abstract The pathological diagnosis of diffuse pleural mesothelioma (DPM) contributes to treatment selection and clinical trials interpretation. To…

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The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2021 December 15 [Link] Talia L Fuchs, Angela Chou, Yagiz Aksoy, Mahiar Mahjoub, Amy Sheen, Loretta Sioson, Mahsa Ahadi, Anthony J Gill Abstract Although there is early support for schemes based on nuclear grade, necrosis and mitotic rate, there is currently no widely implemented grading system for diffuse pleural…

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Surgical Oncology 2020 June [Link] Paul H Sugarbaker, O Anthony Stuart Abstract Background: Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is a disease in transition. Two decades ago this cancer had a median survival of 1 year. Recent reports in selected patients show a 5-year survival of 70% and median survival not reached at 10 years. Methods:…

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International Journal of Molecular Science 2020 March 7 [Link] Baldi A, De Luca A, Maiorano P, D’Angelo C, Giordano A Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an infrequent tumor that initiates from the mesothelial cells lining of body cavities. The great majority of mesotheliomas originate in the pleural cavity, while the remaining cases initiate in the peritoneal…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 January 31 [Link] Bijelic L, Darcy K, Stodghill J, Tian C, Cannon T Abstract INTRODUCTION: Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is a rare malignancy associated with poor outcomes. Recent reports have shown longer survival with radical surgery, usually combined with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. However, surgical interventions in these patients have not…

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The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2019 December 23 [Link] Pavlisko EN, Liu B, Green C, Sporn TA, Roggli VL Abstract We reviewed 354 cases of malignant diffuse mesothelioma (MM) in women from a database of 2858 histologically confirmed MM cases. There was a pleural predominance with 78% pleural MM and 22% peritoneal MM. The…

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American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kradin RL1,2, Eng G2, Christiani DC Abstract BACKGROUND: Diffuse peritoneal malignant mesothelioma (DPM) is caused by exposure to asbestos. The medical literature has linked DPM primarily to high levels of asbestos exposure, in particular amosite. Controversy persists as to whether chrysotile is capable…

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