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2014-10-14 23:10:19

New research suggests naftopidil could offer a promising new approach for treatment-resistant mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Japanese researchers say a medicine currently used to treat high blood pressure and certain prostate conditions may have the potential to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma. Click here to read the full article on the research, now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Respiratory medicine doctors with Hyogo College of Medicine in...

2014-10-13 23:07:05

Investigators say "pleural pointillism" is more accurate at spotting mesothelioma on MRI images than the two most common techniques. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Belgian scientists say a new method of reading MRI images may eventually replace the need for surgical biopsies in some patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a new article on the study. Click here to read it now. A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the...

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...

2014-08-26 23:11:14

Japanese doctors say a technique that measures fluorescent light emissions from cells can be used to help distinguish tiny mesothelioma tumors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Cancer researchers in Hokkaido, Japan have successfully used an autofluorescence imaging system to identify mesothelioma and other pleural cancers during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on the findings. Scientists at Asahikawa Medical University used a...

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...

2014-08-06 23:07:01

UK researchers say it may be time to “re-evaluate” the reliance on CT scans to determine which suspected pleural cancer patients should get biopsies. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Scientists at two tertiary referral centers are suggesting that CT scans may not be accurate enough as a means of deciding whether to perform a surgical biopsy in patients with a suspected pleural cancer like mesothelioma. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s newly-posted article on the study....

2014-07-18 23:06:55

ResearchMesotheliomaCancer.com is sure to be an outstanding resource for Mesothelioma patients and their families. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 ResearchMesotheliomaCancer.com, a website that is devoted to helping mesothelioma patients and their families learn all they can about the serious form of cancer, has just launched its new and user-friendly website. In addition to explaining about common mesothelioma symptoms, http://www.researchmesotheliomacancer.com/ also offers...

2014-07-10 23:09:39

Talc Pleurodesis Offers Several Benefits Over Video-Assisted Method of Reducing Fluid Buildup in Lungs DALLAS (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that a procedure that uses talc to help seal the lining of the lungs in patients suffering from pleural mesothelioma is superior to a video-assisted surgical procedure in reducing hospital stays and the occurrence of complications, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. The results of the research...

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...

2014-07-02 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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.