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Oct. 1, 2014 — In the last few years the health-damaging effects of asbestos have led to an increase in pleural cancers. A new interdisciplinary research laboratory is set to lead to scientific advances in ... read more

Mesothelioma: New Findings on Treatment Options

Sep. 29, 2014 — Treating patients with high-dose radiotherapy after chemotherapy and surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma does not achieve improvements in local relapse and overall survival, according to new ... read more

Mar. 5, 2014 — A novel approach to cancer immunotherapy may provide a new and cost-effective weapon against some of the most deadly tumors, including ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Investigators report that a ... read more

Radiation Before Surgery More Than Doubles Mesothelioma Survival

Jan. 20, 2014 — Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, ... read more

Searching for Magic Bullet Against Cancer Caused by Asbestos: One Step Closer?

Jan. 17, 2014 — Mesothelioma is a very aggressive cancer associated with asbestos exposure, which is usually diagnosed in an advanced stage. So far no therapeutic strategy has proven effective against this deadly ... read more

Overlooked Lymph Nodes in Rib Cage Have Prognostic Power for Mesothelioma Patients

Oct. 28, 2013 — For the first time, researchers have shown the predictive power of a group of overlooked lymph nodes that could serve as a better tool to stage and ultimately treat patients with malignant pleural ... read more

Strategy to Expand Patient Participation in Hard-to-Enroll Clinical Trials

Oct. 23, 2013 — Clinical trials are key to finding new cancer treatments, but with patient participation hovering around 5 percent, new strategies are needed to boost enrollment, particularly to study the rare ... read more

Mesothelioma: Two Groundbreaking Trials Into Treatments for Asbestos-Related Cancer

Sep. 23, 2013 — Two major trials are looking into treatments for a type of cancer which affects those exposed to ... read more

Mesothelioma: A Targeted Approach to Asbestos-Related Cancer

Sep. 10, 2013 — A new targeted therapy for asbestos-related tumors has shown promise in an animal model. The results raise hopes of a new therapy for this currently incurable cancer. Malignant mesothelioma (MMs) is ... read more

Potential New Target to Treat Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

July 25, 2013 — Researchers conclude that Ephrin B2 seems to play an important role in malignant pleural mesothelioma cell lines and ... read more

Mesothelioma Drug Slows Disease Progression in Patients With an Inactive NF2 Gene

Nov. 8, 2012 — Preliminary findings from the first trial of a new drug for patients with mesothelioma show that it has some success in preventing the spread of the deadly disease in patients lacking an active ... read more

High Levels of Blood-Based Protein Specific to Mesothelioma

Oct. 10, 2012 — Researchers have discovered the protein product of a little-known gene may one day prove useful in identifying and monitoring the development of mesothelioma in early stages, when aggressive ... read more

Novel Blood-Based Protein Signature Determined for Rare, Aggressive Lung Cancer

Oct. 3, 2012 — Researchers have discovered a panel of 13 blood proteins that may be effective biomarkers to detect malignant mesothelioma, according to a new ... read more

Atypical Skin Mole May Provide Means to Test for New Cancer Syndrome

Sep. 6, 2012 — Researchers have discovered germline BAP1 mutations are associated with a novel cancer syndrome characterized by malignant mesothelioma, uveal melanoma, cutaneous melanoma and atypical melanocytic ... read more

Malignant Mesothelioma Patients Likely to Benefit from Drug Pemetrexed Identified, Study Suggests

Aug. 29, 2012 — Previous studies have hypothesized that low levels of the enzyme thymidylate synthase (TS) likely mark patients who will benefit from the drug pemetrexed – but results have been inconclusive at ... read more

Mesothelioma? Scientists Quantify Nanofiber Health Risk to Workers

Aug. 22, 2012 — Health risks posed to people who work with tiny fibers used in manufacturing industries could be reduced, thanks to new research. Research into the health risks posed by nanofibers – used to ... read more

Promising Developments in Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Mesothelioma

Apr. 18, 2012 — New results show important steps being made to improve the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the outer lining of the lungs caused by asbestos ... read more

Genetic Link to Mesothelioma Discovered

Aug. 28, 2011 — Scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer -- mesothelioma, and melanoma of the eye. Additionally, when these ... read more

July 25, 2011 — Vehicles traveling along gravel roads in Dunn County, North Dakota stir up clouds of dust containing high levels of the mineral erionite. Those who breathe in the air every day are at an increased ... read more

Nanotubes Could Pose Health Risk to Production Line Staff, Study Suggests

June 14, 2011 — Tiny fibers used to strengthen everyday products such as bicycle frames and hockey sticks could pose health hazards to those involved in their manufacture. Certain types of carbon nanotubes -- ... read more

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