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Lung-Sparing Surgery for Patients With Advanced Mesothelioma Results in Prolonged Survival, New Study Shows

Dec. 14, 2016 — Patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) treated with a combination of surgery to remove the cancer but save their lung, plus photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy, had a median ... read more

Mesothelioma: Aspirin May Delay Growth of Asbestos-Related Cancer

July 7, 2015 — Aspirin may help mesothelioma patients, a new study suggests. The finding could eventually give doctors and patients a potential new tool to fight against this devastating disease, which kills about ... read more

Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy Tolerated Well by Patients With Advanced Mesothelioma, Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Genetically modified versions of patients’ own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers. ... read more

Immunotherapy Drug Pembrolizumab Shows Early Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

Apr. 19, 2015 — The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, a cancer immunotherapy drug, shrank or halted growth of tumors in 76 percent of patients with pleural mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that arises in ... read more

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

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