Bibliographic review

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive, rare form of cancer with an unfavorable prognosis. The efficacy of current treatments is still limited, and optimal management of this difficult disease has not yet been clearly defined despite the existence of scientifically approved guidelines.
It is important to continue researching this disease to obtain more information about the pathogenesis of MPM so that it can be used to arrive at earlier diagnoses and define effective, more personalized therapies. It is therefore obviously important to stay up-to-date, but researchers and clinicians must also work closely together in order to “translate” what leaves the laboratory bench into something useful at the patient’s bedside. 
This scientific literature review is a quick, easy way of staying up-to-date that is readily available to researchers and clinicians.
The main objectives of this scientific literature review are as follows:
1) Provide accurate, scientifically proven information.
2) Update the experts in the field (among others) on new diagnostic methods and techniques, preclinical and clinical studies, and research currently underway.
3) Provide a complete list of analyzed bibliographic references, so that interested parties can find further information on the topic.
4) Address a varied audience consisting of specialists and non-specialists alike.
5) Provide research results mainly to patients and their families, as well as general practitioners and lastly specialists. This is why the review has been written in a methodical, informative but non-scientific style. Patients and their families can access current, easily comprehensible information supported by scientific studies.
6) Provide more information to general practitioners about a rare disease with a growing rate of incidence to increase the prospects of treatment and care of MPM patients.
7) Help update Specialists and Researchers in the field, specifically by providing the list of analyzed publications so that they can consult the latest, select and appropriately filtered innovations. 
This section consists of a six-monthly literature review which does not presume to be completely exhaustive (please refer to the scientific articles for further information), but provides the latest MPM research news translated into a non-scientific language.

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: from the bench to the bedside
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Mesothelioma: What’s New?
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Treating Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: an update on the situation at the dawn of 2014
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Micro-RNAs and malignant pleural mesothelioma
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Malignant pleural mesothelioma and inflammation
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Immunotherapy and Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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Third Consensus Conference on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: State- of-the-art and recommendations
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PEMBROLIZUMAB: the syrup that dissolves malignant pleural mesothelioma?!?
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Nintedanib: new treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma
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Radiotherapy Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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The role of radiology in MPM
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HMGB1: what it is and how it could play a role in malignant pleural mesothelioma
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