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Epitheliod mesothelioma makes up between 50% and 70% of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma; it also tends to have the best prognosis.

Molecular Signatures for Combined Targeted Treatments in Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma.

International Journal of Molecular Science 2019 November 19 [Link] Belfiore A, Busico A, Bozzi F, Brich S, Dallera E, Conca E, Capone I, Gloghini A, Volpi CC, Cabras AD, Pilotti S, Baratti D, Guaglio M, Deraco M, Kusamura S, Perrone F Abstract Background-There are currently no effective therapies for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) patients […]

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The YAP1 signaling inhibitors, verteporfin and CA3, suppress the mesothelioma cancer stem cell phenotype.

Molecular Cancer Research 2019 Novemver 15 [Link] Eckert RL, Kandasamy S, Adhikary G, Rorke EA, Friedberg JS, Mickle MB, Alexander HR Abstract Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that has a poor prognosis. Tumors develop in the mesothelial lining of the pleural and peritoneal cavities in response to asbestos exposure. Surgical debulking followed by chemotherapy is […]

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Globular C1q Receptor (gC1qR/p32/HABP1) Is Overexpressed in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Is Associated With Increased Survival in Surgical Patients Treated With Chemotherapy.

Frontiers in Oncology 2019 October 11 [Link] Abstract Introduction: Globular C1q receptor (gC1qR/p32/HABP1) is overexpressed in a variety of cancers, particularly adenocarcinomas. This study investigated gC1qR expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and its pathophysiologic correlates in a surgical patient cohort. Methods: Tissue microarrays comprising 6 tumoral and 3 stromal cores from 265 patients with MPM (216 epithelioid, […]

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CD70 expression correlates with a worse prognosis in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients via immune evasion and enhanced invasiveness.

The Journal of Pathology 2019 October 22 [Link] Inaguma S, Lasota J, Czapiewski P, Langfort R, Rys J, Szpor J, Waloszczyk P, Okoń K, Biernat W, Schrump DS, Hassan R, Kasai K, Miettinen M, Ikeda H Abstract Diffuse malignant mesothelioma of the pleura (MPM) is a highly aggressive tumour that typically is associated with short […]

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Malignant mesothelioma in construction workers: the Apulia regional mesothelioma register, Southern Italy.

BMC Research Notes 2019 September 30 [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Caputi A, Delfino MC, De Maria L, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract OBJECTIVE: Asbestos was widely used in construction in both a friable and a compact form until the 1990s, before its use was banned. Today, many of these materials are still in situ […]

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PFKFB3 inhibition reprograms malignant pleural mesothelioma to nutrient stress-induced macropinocytosis and ER stress as independent binary adaptive responses.

Cell Death and Disease 2019 September 27 [Link] Sarkar Bhattacharya S, Thirusangu P, Jin L, Roy D, Jung D, Xiao Y, Staub J, Roy B, Molina JR, Shridhar V Abstract The metabolic signatures of cancer cells are often associated with elevated glycolysis. Pharmacological (PFK158 treatment) and genetic inhibition of 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-biphosphatase 3 (PFKFB3), a critical control […]

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Monoclonal Caveolin 1 Expression in the Differential Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma: Is it Useful?

Pathology Oncology Research 2019 September 11 [Link] Bozdag Z, Tutar E, Dizibuyuk OF, Bakir K Abstract In this study we aim to demonstrate the value of monoclonal Caveolin 1 expression in distinguishing between malignant pleural mesothelioma and pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Total of 129 cases, consisting of 68 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma (51 epitheloid, 12 biphasic, […]

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Building a Bridge between Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Investigating the Effect of Chemotherapy on Immune Checkpoint Expression.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2019 August 26 [Link] Marcq E, Audenaerde JRV, Waele J, Jacobs J, Loenhout JV, Cavents G, Pauwels P, Meerbeeck JPV, Smits EL Abstract In light of the promising results of immune checkpoint blockade (ICPB) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), we investigated the effect of different chemotherapeutic agents on the expression […]

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Clinicopathologic study of deciduoid mesothelioma using SMARCB1/INI1 immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in situ hybridization.

Human Pathology 2019 August 22 [Link] Kawai T, Ogata S, Nakashima H, Urabe S, Murakami I, Hiroshima K Abstract Deciduoid mesothelioma is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma. Malignant rhabdoid tumors, renal medullary carcinoma, and some synovial sarcomas show a loss of SMARCB1/INI1 protein, a member of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex. All of those tumors […]

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Pifithrin-μ induces necroptosis through oxidative mitochondrial damage but accompanies epithelial-mesenchymal transition-like phenomenon in malignant mesothelioma cells under lactic acidosis.

Archives of Pharmacal Research 2019 August 19 [Link] Abstract Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), a chaperone protein associated with tumorigenesis and chemoresistance, has attracted significant attention as a potential therapeutic target for the development of anticancer drugs. Here, the effects of pifithrin-μ, an effective dual inhibitor of HSP70 and p53, on anticancer activities and epithelial-mesenchymal […]

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