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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Mesothelioma in Southern Nevada Likely Result of Asbestos in Environment

Feb. 10, 2015 — Malignant mesothelioma has been found at higher than expected levels in women and in individuals younger than 55 years old in the southern Nevada counties of Clark and Nye, likewise in the same ... read more

Cancer from Asbestos Caused by More Than One Cell Mutation

Dec. 4, 2014 — It has been a long held belief that tumors arising from exposure to asbestos are caused by mutations in one cell, which then produces multiple clones. This hypothesis is challenged by new research, ... read more

Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Oct. 19, 2014 — Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are ... read more

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

Sep. 18, 2014 — A common Asian spice and cancer-hampering molecules show promise in slowing mesothelioma, cancer of the lung lining linked to asbestos. Scientists demonstrate curcumin and cancer-inhibiting peptides ... read more

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Cases Linked With Asbestos Exposure

Sep. 9, 2014 — A proportion of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases may be linked with asbestos exposure, according to the results of a new study. If confirmed, the findings would mean that current treatment ... 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

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