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2014-08-07 23:06:21

Researchers comparing the mesothelioma biomarkers mesothelin and fibulin-3 say mesothelin is still the most effective marker for diagnosis but fibulin-3 has another use. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Scientists in Australia have just released the results of an important report comparing the relative values of the protein biomarkers mesothelin and fibulin-3 in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a new article on the study. Click...

2014-07-28 23:07:38

Japanese researchers report good results with a new, more sensitive test for a key mesothelioma biomarker. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Scientists in Japan have completed initial tests of what they say is an improved blood test for the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Tokyo’s Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine say a new...

2014-07-08 23:09:40

Top mesothelioma researchers say an immunotoxin may have the power to significantly improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with malignant pleura mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 According to a new NIH research study, more than three quarters of mesothelioma patients responded to chemotherapy when they were also given the anti-mesothelin immunotoxin SS1P. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s newly-posted article on how this important study may impact...

2014-04-04 23:36:01

Japanese cancer researchers say a simple blood test could help pinpoint the people at highest risk for mesothelioma in a large group of at-risk workers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 New research suggests a blood test could offer a simple way to monitor for early signs of mesothelioma in workers who have been exposed to asbestos. Click here to read details of the new report, which have just been posted by Surviving Mesothelioma. Noting that asbestos-exposed workers are at highest...

2014-02-28 23:23:55

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced that Dr. Ira Pastan, the Head of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Biology Section, will be the keynote speaker during its 11th annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, taking place on March 5-7 in the Washington, DC metro area. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced that Dr. Ira Pastan, the Head of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Biology...

2014-02-18 23:30:50

A promising study was recently published reporting that targeted chemotherapy delivers cancer-fighting drugs directly into mesothelioma cells, while leaving healthy cells intact. St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 While mesothelioma cancer research is underway and making strides every day, there is still no cure for mesothelioma. MRHFM is hopeful that a new study published by the University of Vermont will add to the ongoing progression of research for malignant mesothelioma...

2014-02-04 23:24:31

A team of international researchers say “turning off” the gene for mesothelin slows the spread of mesothelioma and sensitizes cells to cisplatin therapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 New research published in the online open-access medical journal PLoS One and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that “knocking down” mesothelin production with synthetic RNA may offer a novel approach to treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is one of several cancers...

2014-01-14 23:23:31

A study of Italian workers finds that the mesothelioma biomarker SMRP will not help detect the disease earlier. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 New research published in the journal Oncology and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma says a peptide used to help distinguish mesothelioma from other cancers is not likely to be useful as a way to predict development of the disease. Mesothelioma is a rare but virulent cancer of internal membranes that is caused almost exclusively by exposure...

2013-12-19 23:24:16

The authors of a new study on blood biomarkers and mesothelioma say a panel approach, including several different proteins and glycoproteins, could save lives. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on newly-published research showing that, in the diagnosis of mesothelioma, more biomarkers are better than one. Writing in a recent issue of Anticancer Research, the scientific team suggests that a glycoprotein called chitinase-3-like-1 (YKL-40) may be an...

2013-10-31 23:38:06

A top mesothelioma researcher has developed a promising new mesothelioma treatment that works, in part, by suppressing the immune system. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In a report published in the journal Science Translational Medicine and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma, Dr. Raffit Hassan and his colleagues at the National Institute of Health (NIH) explain how they successfully used an immunotoxin to find and attack mesothelioma cells. The treatment is based on an immunotoxin...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'