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2014-08-14 23:07:07

International researchers studying a radical mesothelioma surgery say the key to survival is careful patient selection and surgical experience. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Research conducted at three major European and Canadian medical centers finds that the benefits of a controversial surgical procedure called extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) can outweigh the risks for mesothelioma patients, under the right conditions. Click here to read the full story, just posted on the...

2014-05-01 23:10:17

A team of Italian doctors say women, people with epithelial mesothelioma, and those who have chemotherapy before surgery will reap the most benefit from lung-removing surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 A new study of more than 500 mesothelioma patients at nine Italian medical centers finds that certain characteristics can help define who is likely to benefit from the most radical type of surgery. The full story has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be...

2014-04-24 23:10:58

The latest study to compare the two major surgical approaches to mesothelioma says the more radical approach is “an independent predictor” for complications and even death. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Thoracic surgeons and biostatisticians from some of the country’s top research centers say extrapleural pneumonectomy, the most invasive surgical treatment for pleural mesothelioma, is more likely to cause serious problems for patients. Click here to read the story, which has just been...

2014-03-20 23:25:55

New meta-analysis of radical and lung-sparing mesothelioma surgeries finds that both have a place in clinical practice. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 A British study published in ISRN Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma declares that “current evidence cannot definitively answer” which type of mesothelioma surgery is more beneficial in terms of survival and risk. The topic of surgery for mesothelioma remains a controversial one within the medical community. Top...

2014-03-06 23:26:02

Authors say the most radical surgery still has a role to play in the treatment of this intractable cancer. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 A team of researchers from the UK address the controversial topic of mesothelioma surgery in an article published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma experts around the world are divided over the risks and benefits of the different types of mesothelioma surgery. Pleurectomy, the...

2014-02-25 23:26:54

An Italian study of more than 1,300 patients finds those with good prognostic factors fair about the same, regardless of their treatment. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 A new article in the Journal of Thoracic Surgery says a certain subset of mesothelioma patients is unlikely to see much of a survival benefit from surgery. As Surviving Mesothelioma reports, researchers from six different Italian institutions analyzed survival data on 1,365 consecutive mesothelioma patients treated...

2014-02-13 23:23:09

Swiss researchers say ability to control radiation beams means longer remission and lower recurrence. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a new study in Radiation Oncology comparing two methods of modern radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. 3D Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT) allows doctors to sculpt radiation to the size and shape of the mesothelioma tumor, hitting the targeted tumor with higher dozes while minimizing radiation to...

2014-01-07 23:23:52

Doctors at one of the nation’s top cancer centers have recently published the case of a mesothelioma patient who developed heart failure after lung-removal surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a recently-published case study of a mesothelioma patient suffering from heart failure in the wake of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). During EPP, doctors remove not only the mesothelioma tumor, but also the entire pleural lining, all or part of the...

2013-12-26 23:03:10

Researchers say their results may represent a “paradigm shift” in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 While debate continues among mesothelioma doctors worldwide over which kind of surgery is best, a new review of the medical literature published in Lung Cancer and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma says the statistics are clearly on the side of the lung-sparing procedure called extended P/D. The report reviewed six...

2013-11-15 23:24:09

A combination of lung-sparing surgery and high-dose radiation may offer a "concrete therapeutic approach" to this hard-to-treat cancer. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting that medical researchers in Italy have achieved some of the best mesothelioma survival results seen in recent years using a combination approach that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and high-dose radiotherapy. Twenty patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma underwent...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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