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2014-09-17 23:10:10

A new meta-analysis of mesothelioma studies finds that people with sarcomatoid mesothelioma are less likely to respond to first- or second-line chemotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Researchers say patients with the rarest and most deadly subtype of mesothelioma are least likely to have good outcomes with chemotherapy treatment. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the findings. Click here to read it now. Scientists with Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic and the...

2014-09-15 23:08:09

The results of a new Italian study suggest that it can take decades for an asbestos ban to have a major impact on the incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Researchers in Italy say the asbestos ban instituted by the country in 1992 has yet to have an observable impact on the number of people developing mesothelioma. Click here to read a new article on the research on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Scientists with the Local Health...

2014-09-12 23:05:44

A top mesothelioma surgeon has released a study that underscores the role that lymph nodes play in survival after radical mesothelioma surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 One of the top practitioners of a radical mesothelioma surgical approach called extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) says lymph nodes appear to play an important role in how long patients survived after the procedure. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study. Click here to read the article...

2014-09-10 23:09:13

Researchers in Japan say, if a lung fluid test is done at exactly the right time, it is possible to accurately diagnose mesothelioma without a tissue biopsy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 A team of Japanese cancer researchers say mesothelioma can be diagnosed using a sample of excess lung fluid – but only if the test is performed at exactly the right time. Click here to read the full story, now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Scientists from four different...

2014-09-08 23:07:55

Researchers say certain factors appear to improve the odds of surviving mesothelioma, regardless of what type of treatment a patient has. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Scientists in Australia have found that longer survival with mesothelioma is not always linked to specific types of treatments. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study. Click here to read the full story. A study conducted by the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute on 910 asbestos-exposed...

2014-09-05 23:05:16

Researchers in Australia say aspirin may temporarily stave off mesothelioma in asbestos-exposed mice, but will not keep the disease from developing. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Scientists at the University of Western Australia have found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and COX-2 inhibitor pain relievers like Celebrex do not appear to prevent mesothelioma, as they had hoped. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the research. Click here to...

2014-09-04 23:08:52

New research suggests that a blood-test for a particular protein could help doctors identity asbestos-workers at highest risk for mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Italian Researchers ran extensive blood tests on asbestos workers, mesothelioma patients, and healthy people and found a signaling protein they say could be a “critical biomarker” for the asbestos cancer. Click here to read a newly-posted article on the study on the Surviving Mesothelioma website....

2014-09-02 23:07:28

A newly-published report details the case of a mesothelioma patient whose only known asbestos exposure was brief and second-hand. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Researchers in New Delhi, India have published a paper on a young woman who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos-contaminated work clothes for just 3 months as a child. Surviving Mesothelioma has all the details of the report in a new article. Click here to read it now. Doctors at the ESI Model Hospital...

2014-08-29 23:07:08

New research suggests that how quickly mesothelioma progresses after treatment may predict the likelihood of survival better than treatment response. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Scientists from four European countries say they have independently validated the idea that progression-free survival correlates with overall survival of mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Doctors from France, Belgium, UK and The...

2014-08-27 23:10:14

Doctors in Italy have linked an electrolyte imbalance with shorter survival times in people on chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 A new study at an Italian university finds that patients who develop a condition called hyponatraemia, or low blood sodium levels, during chemotherapy are less likely to respond to the treatment. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a comprehensive article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Oncologists at...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'