Human Pathology 2020 September 2 [Link] Sarita Prabhakaran, Ashleigh Hocking, Chankyung Kim, Matthew Hussey, Sonja Klebe Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is associated with asbestos exposure and poor outcomes. The usefulness of immunohistochemistry for diagnosis of sarcomatoid mesothelioma, especially the desmoplastic type, is limited, and more effective markers are required. GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) has…

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Clinical Lung Cancer 2020 July 3 [Link] Diego Cortinovis, Federica Grosso, Luciano Carlucci, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Giulia Pasello, Marcello Tiseo, Francesca Sperandi, Lital Hollander, Francesca Galli, Valter Torri, Eliana Rulli, Stefania Canova, Antonio Maconi, Paolo Bidoli, Giovanni Luca Ceresoli , Maurizio D’Incalci, ATREUS investigators Abstract Introduction: New therapeutic approaches in unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)…

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BMC Research Notes 2020 July 29 [Link] Martin Lehnert, Daniel G Weber, Dirk Taeger, Irina Raiko, Jens Kollmeier, Susann Stephan-Falkenau, Thomas Brüning, Georg Johnen, MoMar-Study Group Abstract Objective: Calretinin is a well-known immunohistochemical tissue marker in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Promising results also indicate the use in early detection. In the present cross-sectional survey,…

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Respiratory Research 2020 July 16 [Link] Masataka Kojima, Kazunori Kajino, Shuji Momose, Nadila Wali, May Thinzar Hlaing, Bo Han, Liang Yue, Masaaki Abe, Tomoaki Fujii, Katsuhisa Ikeda, Okio Hino Abstract Background: Mesothelioma is histologically divided into three subgroups: epithelioid, sarcomatoid, and biphasic types. The epithelioid or sarcomatoid type is morphologically defined by polygonal or spindle-like…

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Thoracic Cancer 2020 May 28 [Link] Takaya Ikeda, Shinnosuke Takemoto, Hiroaki Senju, Hiroshi Gyotoku, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Midori Shimada, Yosuke Dotsu, Yasuhiro Umeyama, Hiromi Tomono, Takeshi Kitazaki, Masaaki Fukuda, Hiroshi Soda, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Minoru Fukuda, Hiroshi Mukae Abstract Background: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of amrubicin for previously treated…

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Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2020 February [Link] Fatemeh Derakhshan, Diana Ionescu, Simon Cheung, Andrew Churg Abstract Context.—: The separation of benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations is a difficult morphologic problem. Some mesotheliomas stain for programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1). Objective.—: To determine whether PD-L1 staining can separate mesotheliomas from reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). Design.—:…

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European Heart Journal 2020 February 27 [Link] Banišauskaitė A, Jankauskas A, Šarauskas V, Aržanauskaitė M Abstract BACKGROUND :Primary pericardial mesothelioma is a rare primary cardiac malignancy, with three main histopathological types, sarcomatoid histotype being the rarest. The imaging features were atypical due to concomitant extensive calcification, which resulted in aggravated differential diagnosis. CASE SUMMARY :A 45-year-old man…

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Translational Lung Cancer Research 2020 February [Link] Woodard GA, Jablons DM Abstract Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (PD) are radical operations for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that remain controversial among thoracic surgeons. There is a lack of randomized evidence to support a survival benefit when major surgical resection is included in multi-modality treatment regimens.…

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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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