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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.

Differential diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma on cytology: a gene expression panel versus BAP1 and p16 tests.

Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2020 February 6 [Link] Bruno R, Alì G, Poma AM, Proietti A, Libener R, Mariani N, Niccoli C, Chella A, Ribechini A, Grosso F, Fontanini G Abstract Pleural effusions are among the first clinical manifestations of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and often constitute the only available material for diagnosis. Although an […]

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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in malignant pleural mesothelioma: diagnostic and prognostic performance and its correlation to pathological results.

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2020 January 31 [Link] Lococo F, Rena O, Torricelli F, Filice A, Rapicetta C, Boldorini R, Paci M, Versari A Abstract Although 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan has been generally validated in the staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), its diagnostic and prognostic performances are not clearly established. […]

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Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma with Omental Calcifications: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

The American Journal of Case Reports 2020 January 13 [Link] Erem AS, Allamaneni SS, Braverman TS Abstract BACKGROUND Omental calcifications of the peritoneum are typically small and asymptomatic. However, larger psammomatous bodies that cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating are often associated with tumors such as primary serous papillary carcinoma, mesothelioma, or metastatic […]

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Combined MEK and PI3K/p110b inhibition as a novel targeted therapy for malignant mesothelioma displaying sarcomatoid features.

Cancer Research 2020 January 7 [Link] Marqués M, Tranchant R, Risa-Ebrí B, Suárez-Solís ML, Fernández LC, Carrillo-de-Santa-Pau E, Del Pozo N, Martínez de Villarreal J, Meiller C, Allory Y, Blum Y, Pirker C, Hegedus B, Barry ST, Carnero A, Berger W, Jean D, Real FX Abstract Among malignant mesotheliomas (MM) the sarcomatoid subtype is associated […]

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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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