Archive for the ‘Research/Treatment’ Category

Breath tests shown to be effective mesothelioma diagnostic tool, study finds

13 Dec 2017 by under Research/Treatment

lungs 1 002 100x100 Breath tests shown to be effective mesothelioma diagnostic tool, study findsBreath tests for are one step closer to reality as Belgian researchers continue to look into its use as a screening tool for earlier diagnosis and treatment of pleural . (more…)


Reducing iron blood levels may improve mesothelioma patient outcomes

7 Dec 2017 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 1 100x100 Reducing iron blood levels may improve mesothelioma patient outcomesAs researchers continue to try to improve patient outcomes, studies are uncovering the effects of levels on the development and treatment of . (more…)


Study disproves idea chrysotile asbestos does not cause peritoneal mesothelioma

29 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Study disproves idea chrysotile asbestos does not cause peritoneal mesotheliomaOf the six different types of silicate minerals that comprise asbestos, chrysotile is thought to be the least harmful to human health. For example, China does not even consider chrysotile to be a form of asbestos and many regulations in other countries apply to all forms but chrysotile. New research is slowly highlighting that belief’s inaccuracy. (more…)


Disrupting autophagy found to improve chemosensitivity

15 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 Disrupting autophagy found to improve chemosensitivity treatment often involves using drug pemetrexed, but as many as 60 percent of patients see no improvement. Researchers may have found a way to improve the effects of chemo though, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)


Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds

10 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds aims to boost the body’s ability to recognize and fight cancer cells via the immune system, and mesothelioma researchers have honed in on as a way to fight malignant , which does not typically respond well to traditional treatment methods.

A new study conducted by Italian researchers suggests gene expression analysis is the way to determine which patients will best respond to immunotherapy, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. They claim studying gene expression in the mesothelioma tumors or the immune system cells that infiltrate the tumors can help identify those who would most benefit. (more…)


Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatment

8 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

450px Red wine in glass in restaurant 100x100 Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatmentRed wine has long been touted as a way to help keep your heart healthy, reportedly thanks to the antioxidants it contains. Research continues to show that chemicals derived from red wine could also be beneficial in preventing and treating malignant . (more…)


Treatment options impact patient outcomes more than age

30 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf1 100x100 Treatment options impact patient outcomes more than ageBecause has such a long latency period, it’s easy to assume that age plays a major factor in patient surgical outcomes. However, a new English study has found being older does not automatically reduce a patient’s odds of benefiting from surgery. (more…)


New peritoneal mesothelioma chemotherapy technique shows mixed results

23 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment
Peritoneales Mesotheliom CREDITHELLERHOFFWIKI 100x100 New peritoneal mesothelioma chemotherapy technique shows mixed results

Credit: Hellerhoff via Wikipedia

While a new chemotherapy technique for patients has shown promising results in , it includes a high risk for complications. Pioneered in Europe, pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) involves doctors “spraying” a solution of chemotherapy drugs directly onto tumors through small ports in the abdomen, according to Surviving Mesothelioma.

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Cellular transporter molecule levels linked to patient outcomes, study finds

9 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Catheter for chemotherapy 1 100x100 Cellular transporter molecule levels linked to patient outcomes, study findsWhy do some patients respond to and others do not? According to recent research, the answer may depend on the presence of a specific cellular transporter molecule. (more…)


No type of asbestos is safe, study confirms

2 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 11 100x100 No type of asbestos is safe, study confirmsWhat the anti- cause has long maintained has now been confirmed: No type of is safe. (more…)