Medicine 2020 May 29 [Link] Hiroaki Ikushima, Toshio Sakatani, Sayaka Ohara, Hideyuki Takeshima, Hajime Horiuchi, Teppei Morikawa, Kazuhiro Usui Abstract Rationale: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis and has no recommended therapy after first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. Moreover, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on peritoneal mesothelioma remains to be…

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Cancers 2020 May 7 [Link] David Michael Abbott, Chandra Bortolotto, Silvia Benvenuti, Andrea Lancia, Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Giulia Maria Stella Abstract Mesothelioma is a malignancy of serosal membranes including the peritoneum, pleura, pericardium and the tunica vaginalis of the testes. Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare disease with a global incidence in countries like Italy…

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Oncology Letters 2020 June [Link] Guozun Zhang, Dong-Liang Yang, Guoqi Zheng, Yufei Liang Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is an incurable cancer strongly associated with asbestos exposure and characterised by poor prognosis. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the prognostic and predictive value of CD146 and survivin expression in MPeM. Diagnostic biopsies…

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American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2020 March 16 [Link] Emory TS, Maddox JC, Kradin RL Abstract BACKGROUND: Asbestos is the primary known cause of malignant mesothelioma. Some cosmetic talc products have been shown to contain asbestos. Recently, repeated exposures to cosmetic talc have been implicated as a cause of mesothelioma. METHODS: Seventy-five individuals (64 females;…

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International Journal of Molecular Science 2020 March 7 [Link] Baldi A, De Luca A, Maiorano P, D’Angelo C, Giordano A Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an infrequent tumor that initiates from the mesothelial cells lining of body cavities. The great majority of mesotheliomas originate in the pleural cavity, while the remaining cases initiate in the peritoneal…

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European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine 2020 January 24 [Link] Canadas S, Fernandes R, Almeida H, Correia JS Abstract Cystic mesotheliomas (also called mesothelial inclusion cysts) are rare benign neoplasms that occur more often in young women. Symptoms are usually non-specific, demanding a thorough work-up. We report a case of a 40-year-old female…

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Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 January 31 [Link] Bijelic L, Darcy K, Stodghill J, Tian C, Cannon T Abstract INTRODUCTION: Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is a rare malignancy associated with poor outcomes. Recent reports have shown longer survival with radical surgery, usually combined with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. However, surgical interventions in these patients have not…

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