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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...

2014-07-08 23:06:23

Copper-Enhanced Disulfiram Could Help Prevent Disease from Spreading DALLAS (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 A recent study indicates that a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could help to not only enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy in the treatment of mesothelioma, but could also help prevent the disease from spreading, reports the national law firm of Baron and Budd. The study was published in the April 2014 issue of PLOS ONE....

2014-07-07 23:05:15

Researchers say some patients on the popular mesothelioma drug, pemetrexed, may be able to avoid the risks and discomfort of lung fluid evacuation. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 A new Danish study suggests that the practice of draining off lung fluid to avoid pemetrexed (Alimta) toxicity may not be necessary for all patients. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study for mesothelioma patients and their families. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the...

2014-07-04 23:02:25

Deaths from mesothelioma and other rare cancers now account for more than half of the cancer deaths in the UK, even though they make up less than half of those diagnosed. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 A new report from a British organization that represents rare cancer charities says cancers like mesothelioma now account for 54% of cancer deaths in the UK – a new high for the country. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new report on their website. Click here to...

2014-07-03 23:07:25

The Mesothelioma Victims Center will be open on the Fourth of July holiday weekend to ensure diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, as well as to answer any questions they might have. For more information any diagnosed victim, or their family members, can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at...

2014-07-02 23:04:06

Differentiation Between Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Non-Cancerous Conditions Can Help Enhance Chances for Survival DALLAS (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics has published a study that could be a significant help in correctly diagnosing malignant pleural mesothelioma. The disease can be extremely difficult to distinguish from reactive mesothelial proliferations, a common issue that is non-cancerous. By being able to accurately differentiate between the two...

2014-07-02 08:27:11

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is firmly convinced the vast majority of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their families lose out on hundreds of thousands to over a million dollars in compensation with the number one reason being they hired the wrong type of lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim. The group is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the...

2014-07-01 23:12:27

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is sharing two great pieces of advice in a new informational guide for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma concerned about protecting their loved ones with a will. The group is also taking the time this week to explain to diagnosed victims who call 866-714-6466 how vital it is to have a plan in place that includes a will, as well as teaching them how maintaining transparency with their family on an estate that could potentially involve a substantial...

2014-07-01 23:08:11

A chemical used to make polymers for products ranging from plastic wrap to adhesives appears to increase the incidence of mesothelioma among exposed lab rats. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Researchers with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences say an industrial chemical called vinylidene chloride (VDC) may cause cellular damage that can lead to malignant mesothelioma. Click here to read details of new study, just posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website....

2014-06-30 23:16:32

There is new evidence that second-line chemotherapy with a drug called gemcitabine can significantly prolong survival in people with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 A new study out of Turkey finds that mesothelioma patients who have second-line chemotherapy with the antimetabolite, gemcitabine (Gemzar) had a median survival rate 8 months longer than those who had only first-line chemotherapy. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a report on the new...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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