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Category Archives: Epithelioid

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

Diffuse epithelioid malignant mesothelioma of the pleura presenting as a hydropneumothorax and vertebral body invasion.

BMJ Case Reports 2020 January 2 [Link] Hinkamp CA, Dalal SN, Butt Y, Cabo Chan Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon form of neoplastic transformation of the mesothelial cells that line the serosal surfaces of the body. It most commonly affects the pleura and is often associated with pleural effusions and pleural-based masses. The annual […]

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A gene-expression-based test can outperform bap1 and p16 analyses in the differential diagnosis of pleural mesothelial proliferations.

Oncology Letters 2020 January [Link] Alì G, Bruno R, Poma AM, Proietti A, Ricci S, Chella A, Melfi F, Ambrogi MC, Lucchi M, Fontanini G Abstract The demonstration of tissue invasion by histology is an essential criterion for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant mesothelial proliferations. When tissue invasion cannot be identified, the use […]

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Malignant Diffuse Mesothelioma in Women: A Study of 354 Cases.

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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Long-term benefit from immune modulation and anti-inflammatory treatment in metastatic mesothelioma.

Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2019 November 21 [Link] Dalgleish AG, McLean E, Patel N, Rahman N Abstract A 64 year old male heating engineer was investigated for a persistent cough and found to have epithelioid mesothelioma with pleural effusion, lung nodules and increased thoracic lymph nodes. He declined standard of care treatment following his own […]

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Detection of TGF-β in pleural effusions for diagnosis and prognostic stratification of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer 2019 November 18 [Link] Stockhammer P, Ploenes T, Theegarten D, Schuler M, Maier S, Aigner C, Hegedus B Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with dismal prognosis but variable course of disease. To support diagnosis and to risk stratify patients, more reliable biomarkers are warranted. Emerging evidence underlines a […]

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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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