Cancers 2020 December 20 [Link] Roberta Affatato, Paolo Mendogni, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Stefano Ferrero, Francesca Ricci, Massimo Broggini, Lorenzo Rosso Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a very aggressive tumor originating from mesothelial cells. Although several etiological factors were reported to contribute to MPM onset, environmental exposure to asbestos is certainly a major risk…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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Annals of Surgery 2020 December 3 [Link] Moshe Lapidot, Ritu R Gill, Emanuele Mazzola, Samuel Freyaldenhoven, Scott J Swanson, Michael T Jaklitsch, David J Sugarbaker, Raphael Bueno Abstract Objective: We report a series of 355 consecutive patients treated over 9 years in a single institution with intended PDC. Background: Surgery for MPM has shifted from…

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Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 December 1 [Link] R Taylor Ripley, Nihanth Palivela, Shawn S Groth, Eugene A Choi, Lorraine D Cornwell, Phillip W Carrott, George Van Buren, Taylor G Splawn, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt Abstract Background: With a multimodal treatment strategy, cytoreductive surgery extends survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Improving the accuracy…

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Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 December 1 [Link] R Taylor Ripley, Nihanth Palivela, Shawn S Groth, Eugene A Choi, Lorraine D Cornwell, Phillip W Carrott, George Van Buren, Taylor G Splawn, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt Abstract Background: With a multimodal treatment strategy, cytoreductive surgery extends survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Improving the accuracy…

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Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2020 November 30 [Link] Katrina Collins, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Phyu P Aung Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a locally aggressive malignancy most commonly arising from the pleural and/or peritoneal cavity. Distant cutaneous metastasis is extremely rare. Here, we describe two cases of mesothelioma metastatic to the head and neck skin. Case 1: A…

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Rozhledy V Chirurgii Fall 2020 [Link] M Szkorupa, D Klos, J Chudacek, J Hanuliak, M Stasek, O Fischer, R Lemstrov√° 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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EBioMedicine 2020 October 9 [Link] Bill T V Duong, Licun Wu, Brenda J Green, Fatemeh Bavaghar-Zaeimi, Zongjie Wang, Mahmoud Labib, Yuxiao Zhou, Fernando J P Cantu, Thurgaa Jeganathan, Sandra Popescu, Jennifer Pantea, Marc de Perrot, Shana O Kelley Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer related to asbestos exposure. Early diagnosis is…

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Human Pathology 2020 September 2 [Link] Sarita Prabhakaran, Ashleigh Hocking, Chankyung Kim, Matthew Hussey, Sonja Klebe Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is associated with asbestos exposure and poor outcomes. The usefulness of immunohistochemistry for diagnosis of sarcomatoid mesothelioma, especially the desmoplastic type, is limited, and more effective markers are required. GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) has…

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Clinical Lung Cancer 2020 July 3 [Link] Diego Cortinovis, Federica Grosso, Luciano Carlucci, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Giulia Pasello, Marcello Tiseo, Francesca Sperandi, Lital Hollander, Francesca Galli, Valter Torri, Eliana Rulli, Stefania Canova, Antonio Maconi, Paolo Bidoli, Giovanni Luca Ceresoli , Maurizio D’Incalci, ATREUS investigators Abstract Introduction: New therapeutic approaches in unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)…

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