Frontiers in Medicine 2022 April 13 [Link] Marcelo Luiz Balancin, Camila Machado Baldavira, Tabatha Gutierrez Prieto, Juliana Machado-Rugolo, Cecília Farhat, Aline Kawassaki Assato, Ana Paula Pereira Velosa, Walcy Rosolia Teodoro, Alexandre Muxfeldt Ab’Saber, Teresa Yae Takagaki, Vera Luiza Capelozzi Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesotheliomas (MM) are known for their heterogenous histology and clinical behavior. MM…

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Virchows Archiv 2022 April 24 [Link] Francesca Napoli, Ida Rapa, Stefania Izzo, Angelica Rigutto, Roberta Libener, Chiara Riganti, Paolo Bironzo, Riccardo Taulli, Mauro Papotti, Marco Volante, Giorgio Scagliotti, Luisella Righi Abstract The standard front-line treatment for pleural mesothelioma (PM) is pemetrexed-based chemotherapy, whose major target is thymidylate synthase (TS). In several cancer models, miR-215 and…

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Lung 2022 April 8 [Link] Koki Nakashima, Yasuhiro Sakai, Hitomi Hoshino, Yukihiro Umeda, Hiroto Kawashima, Yoshitaka Sekido, Tamotsu Ishizuka, Motohiro Kobayashi Abstract Purpose: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a malignant neoplasm of the pleura caused by asbestos exposure. For diagnosis of MPM, immunohistochemistry using multiple markers is recommended to rule out differential diagnoses, such as…

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Lung Cancer 2022 March 19 [Link] Ludovic Fournel, Thomas Charrier, Maxime Huriet, Amedeo Iaffaldano, Audrey Lupo, Diane Damotte, Jennifer Arrondeau, Marco Alifano Abstract Background: Prediction of prognosis is a key step of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) management and treatment assignment. Aim of this study was to identify simple prognostic factors, focusing on inflammation-related parameters. Methods:…

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Lung Cancer 2022 March 19 [Link] Ludovic Fournel, Thomas Charrier, Maxime Huriet, Amedeo Iaffaldano, Audrey Lupo, Diane Damotte, Jennifer Arrondeau, Marco Alifano Abstract Background: Prediction of prognosis is a key step of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) management and treatment assignment. Aim of this study was to identify simple prognostic factors, focusing on inflammation-related parameters. Methods:…

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Surgical Case Reports 2022 March 16 [Link] Hiroyuki Oshikiri 1 2, Yohei Ozawa 3, On Suzuki 4, Masahiro Usuda 4, Go Miyata Abstract Background: Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (BMPM) is a benign tumor that usually occurs in middle-aged females. Although several published studies have reported the occurrence of this tumor in the abdominal cavity, few…

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American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2022 March 14 [Link] Raghavendra Pillappa, Austin Wiles, Sadia Sayeed, Valentina Robila Abstract Objectives: To examine the potential of cyclin D1/podoplanin dual immunohistochemical stain to differentiate malignant mesothelioma from reactive mesothelial proliferations. Methods: Cyclin D1/podoplanin dual immunohistochemistry was performed on 34 surgical cases of reactive mesothelial proliferations, malignant mesothelioma, and…

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International Journal of Cancer 2022 March 9 [Link] Elodie Maille, Jérôme Levallet, Fatéméh Dubois, Martine Antoine, Claire Danel, Christian Creveuil, Julien Mazieres, Jacques Margery, Laurent Greillier, Valérie Gounant, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Olivier Molinier, Hervé Léna, Isabelle Monnet, Emmanuel Bergot, Alexandra Langlais, Franck Morin, Arnaud Sherpereel, Gérard Zalcman, Guénaëlle Levallet Abstract The Hippo pathway effector YAP is…

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Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2022 February 14 [Link] Valeria Panzetta, Ida Musella, Sabato Fusco, Paolo A Netti Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a relatively rare, but devastating tumor, because of the difficulties in providing early diagnosis and effective treatments with conventional chemo- and radiotherapies. Patients usually present pleural effusions that can be used for…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2022 February 26 [Link] Shi Sum Poon, Caterina Alberti, Marco Nardini, Marcello Migliore Abstract Mediastinal malignant pleural mesothelioma with signs of tamponade is rare. Indication for reoperation for recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma is a controversial but viable option in selected patients. We report a case of a 68-year-old man presenting…

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