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Poster lunch

1837 - First-line chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus cisplatin for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (582P)


18 Nov 2017


Poster lunch


Eriko Fujimoto


Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_10): x177-x182. 10.1093/annonc/mdx668


E. Fujimoto1, K. Kuribayashi1, S. Kanemura1, Y. Negi1, Y. Koda1, K. Mikami1, T. Minami1, T. Yokoi2, T. Nakano3, T. Kijima1

Author affiliations

  • 1 Division Of Respiratory Medicine, Department Of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, 663-8501 - Nishinomiya, Hyogo/JP
  • 2 Thoracic Oncology, Hyogo College of Medicine, 663-8501 - Nishinomiya, Hyogo/JP
  • 3 Center For Respiratory Diseases, Otemae Hospital, 540-0008 - Osaka/JP


Abstract 1837


Mesothelioma of peritoneal origin has wider variation in treatment outcomes than mesothelioma of pleural origin, likely because peritoneal mesothelioma comprises borderline malignant variants and aggressive malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM). This study retrospectively evaluates the efficacy of first-line systemic pemetrexed and cisplatin chemotherapy in MPeM.


Twenty-four patients with histologically proven MPeM were treated with pemetrexed plus cisplatin as first-line systemic chemotherapy. Response was evaluated radiologically according to standard Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria. Twenty-two patients underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/(FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) at baseline, and 13 were eligible for metabolic assessment.


Two complete responses and 9 partial responses were achieved. Overall response rate and disease control rate were 45.8% and 91.7%, respectively. Median progression-free survival and median overall survival were 11.0 months and 15.8 months, respectively. Wet- type MPeM had significantly longer survival (40.9 months median) than other clinical types (15.5 months) (P = 0.045). Baseline maximum standardized uptake value in 22 patients was 8.93 (range, 2.5–16.77).


Systemic pemetrexed plus cisplatin is active for MPeM. Disparity with the outcome of cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) needs to receive more emphasis, since peritoneal mesothelioma has 5-year survival rate of 50%.

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All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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