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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...

2014-09-08 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...

2014-08-14 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...


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