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Mesothelioma Biomarker may lead to Early Diagnosis

Pleural mesothelioma is most effectively treated at its earliest stages. However, this is not always possible, as mesothelioma is often diagnosed at a very late stage when the disease is highly advanced. Doctors and scientists have long been searching for a simple and reliable way to screen patients for mesothelioma at an early stage, and researchers at NYU School of Medicine may have found a...

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Lung Cancer Stem Cell Research may lead to Mesothelioma Treatment

Stem cell research has been a source of hope for doctors and scientists alike, bringing the promise of new treatments for previously incurable diseases. Now, researchers believe that lung cancer stem cells may lead to a new immunotherapy treatment option for mesothelioma patients. University of Cincinnati Cancer Center researchers state that tumors, like those found in patients with malignant...

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Shipbuilding: High Risk of Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Experts have always listed shipbuilding as one of the occupations where asbestos exposure and subsequent asbestos diseases was very likely to be a risk—especially until the middle of the 20thcentury. Now, a new Italian study has confirmed this, finding a “high incidence of mesothelioma” among shipbuilders who worked in Monfalcone in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly...

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New Drug Could Trick Mesothelioma Cells into becoming Dormant

Certain researchers at Johns Hopkins have been focused on epigenetics as a way to do away with cancerous cells. By understanding the chemical switches that turn genes on or off, they have been able to develop new cancer treatments that are currently being studied in clinical trials. Now, researchers in the UK state that they have found a way to “flip the switch” in cancer cells to make them...

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After Diagnosis: Questions to Ask your Doctor

When dealing with a new mesothelioma diagnosis, patients and their family members are often overwhelmed with feelings and questions. Some of the questions are more urgent or important than others, but it’s often difficult to organize one’s thoughts at such a difficult time. Here is a list of questions you may consider asking the doctor who leads your treatment team. This doctor should be someone...

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