Frontiers in Oncology 2022 May 19 [Link] Katsuo Usuda, Yo Niida, Masahito Ishikawa, Shun Iwai, Aika Yamagata, Yoshihito Iijima, Nozomu Motono, Sohsuke Yamada, Hidetaka Uramoto Abstract A female underwent a right middle lobectomy for a pulmonary adenocarcinoma (AD). She eventually died of a right malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM; sarcomatoid type) 4 years and 7 months…

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International Journal of Gynecological Pathology 2022 March 29 [Link] Kyle M Devins, Lawrence Zukerberg, Jaclyn C Watkins, Yin Pun Hung, Esther Oliva Abstract Peritoneal mesothelioma (PM) and serous neoplasms can be difficult to differentiate, particularly in small biopsies. BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) is expressed in benign tissues, but over 50% of PMs demonstrate complete loss…

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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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The Journal of Surgical Research 2022 April 27 [Link] Victor P Gazivoda, Aaron W Kangas-Dick, Alissa A Greenbaum, Joshua Roshal, Chunxia Chen, Dirk F Moore, Russell C Langan, Timothy J Kennedy, Christine Minerowicz, H Richard Alexander Abstract Introduction: Frequency of PD-L1 expression and the role of immunotherapy in malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) have not been…

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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 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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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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Diagnostics (Basel) 2022 January 3 [Link] Oliver Guido Verhoek, Lisa Jungblut, Olivia Lauk, Christian Blüthgen, Isabelle Opitz, Thomas Frauenfelder, Katharina Martini Abstract Background: We evaluated the prognostic value of Sarcopenia, low precardial adipose-tissue (PAT), and high tumor-volume in the outcome of surgically-treated pleural mesothelioma (PM). Methods: From 2005 to 2020, consecutive surgically-treated PM-patients having a…

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Surgery Today 2022 January 19 [Link] Masatoshi Kanayama, Masataka Mori, Hiroki Matsumiya, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Masaru Takenaka, Koji Kuroda, Fumihiro Tanaka Abstract Purpose: Both extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) are used for the surgical treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This study aimed to compare the operative and clinical outcomes and survival between…

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Pathology International 2021 December 29 [Link] Yasumasa Okazaki Abstract Asbestos fibers have been used as an industrial and construction material worldwide due to their high durability and low production cost. Commercial usage of asbestos is currently prohibited in Japan; however, the risk of asbestos-induced malignant mesothelioma (MM) remains. According to epidemiological data, the onset of…

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