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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...

2014-08-26 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...

2013-07-31 23:36:50

Surviving Mesothelioma Reports that a lower dose of the same technology often used to diagnose mesothelioma may be able to help identify other asbestos-related lung diseases. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma Reports that a lower dose of the same technology often used to diagnose mesothelioma may be able to help identify other asbestos-related lung diseases in people at risk for the deadly cancer. A new study in Canada tested the value of Low-Dose Computed...

2013-02-09 23:03:12

Surviving Mesothelioma reports that doctors are testing a new type of virotherapy for mesothelioma designed to be delivered directly into the space between the lungs and the pleural lining. (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 A new drug, called GL-ONC1, has been administered to the first mesothelioma patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which is sponsoring the trial in collaboration with the drug´s manufacturer, California-based Genelux Corporation. According to Genelux CEO Dr....

2012-05-25 23:01:02

On Thursday, May 24, 2012, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) hosted Dr. Raffit Hassan from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in an interview about his most recent clinical trial for pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients. The call was part of the organization´s “Meet the Experts” series. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Last night, as part of the “Meet the Experts” podcasts presented exclusively by the Meso Foundation, Dr....

2012-05-21 12:53:43

Helen E. Davies, M.D., of the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and colleagues compared the effectiveness of treatments to relieve breathing difficulties among patients with malignant pleural effusion (presence of fluid in the pleural cavity [space between the outside of the lungs and the inside wall of the chest cavity], as a complication of malignant disease). The treatments compared were chest tube drainage and talc slurry for pleurodesis (a procedure in which the pleural space is...

2010-12-20 00:00:38

Our client, Winston Payne, was a railroad switchman for CSX. He lost his life to lung cancer after being exposed to radiation, asbestos, and diesel fumes during his 40-year career with the railroad. Mr. Payne's lead attorney, Richard N. Shapiro, of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton law firm (Va. Beach, VA) and TN attorney Sidney Gilreath, argued that Mr. Payne's cancer was caused by four decades of on the job exposure to these workplace toxic carcinogenic chemicals and fumes. Mr. Shapiro...

2009-08-24 11:06:52

A new technique may help clinicians hone in on a diagnosis in patients presenting with a pleural effusion of unknown cause.The study, led by principal investigator Y.C. Gary Lee, Ph.D., appears in the September 1 issue of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine."Pleural effusion, or the accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, can be maddeningly difficult to diagnose as a wide variety of malignant and benign causes exist," said Helen...

2008-08-20 00:00:14

Asbestos diseases are caused by inhaling dust from the mineral, which was commonly used in the construction industry until the 1970s. The main diseases are asbestosis (the scarring of lung tissue), lung cancer, mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest and lungs) and pleural disease. Pleural disease includes calcification and fluid on the lungs. It can take up to 40 years for symptoms of asbestos-related diseases to show. Although mesothelioma is a rare condition, the county is...


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