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2014-09-29 23:09:26

New research finds that hospitals make money when some mesothelioma patients have post-surgical complications. Fortunately, changes are coming. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 A team of surgical oncology researchers say hospitals make money when privately-insured mesothelioma patients experience complications after CRS/HIPEC treatment, but bundled payment systems could change that. Click here to read the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Doctors at Emory...

2014-09-26 23:05:26

Cancer researchers in Ohio and Germany have demonstrated that mesothelioma cells can be destroyed in the lab with a combination of components, one of which comes from a popular spice. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 New research appears to support the cancer-fighting power of curcumin, a polyphenol that is the primary component in the Asian spice, turmeric. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the full story on its website. Click here to read it now. Doctors at the Case...

2014-09-24 23:09:38

A new study finds a higher-than-expected mesothelioma death rate in a Mexican Village may be linked to the mineral erionite. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Researchers in Mexico say villagers there may be facing the same elevated risk of mesothelioma as people in certain parts of Turkey, and for the same reason. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Scientists at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico say men in the...

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...

2014-09-12 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...

2014-09-05 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...

2014-08-29 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...

2014-08-23 23:01:56

A study on intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for mesothelioma finds that, the higher an institution’s level of experience with the therapy, the better the results are likely to be. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 A team of New York researchers say the cancer-fighting effects of IMRT for mesothelioma last longer when preceded by surgery and delivered by an experienced team. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new study. Click here to read it now. Doctors...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'