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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...

2014-08-21 23:10:38

A compound made of proteins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria has been found to kill mesothelioma cells and boost tumor-fighting T-cells. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Australian scientists say a commercially available compound made of proteins produced by Staph bacteria has been used to successfully fight mesothelioma in lab mice. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the University of...

2014-08-17 23:01:45

Peritoneal mesothelioma patients who undergo surgery and heated chemotherapy more than once may safely improve their odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 A new study conducted by a team of Washington, DC mesothelioma surgeons finds that peritoneal mesothelioma patients who have a combination of cytoreductive surgery and heated chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) again when cancer comes back have better outcomes and few serious complications. Click here to read the full story now on...

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...


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