Archive for the ‘Research/Treatment’ Category

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…)


New cause of peritoneal mesothelioma identified

18 Sep 2017 by under News, Research/Treatment
Peritoneales Mesotheliom CREDITHELLERHOFFWIKI 100x100 New cause of peritoneal mesothelioma identified

Credit: Hellerhoff via Wikipedia

, a rare, deadly cancer that affects the lining of internal organs, is most commonly associated with exposure to ,  a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that were once used in a variety of construction and manufacturing processes for heat resistance. However, other causes of the cancer have been discovered, including radiation therapy and most recently, a genetic mutation, according to Science Daily. (more…)


Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage

13 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage, the buildup of fluid in the space around the lung, is often one of the most uncomfortable and life-threatening symptoms of . United Kingdom researchers have developed an evaluation tool to measure the patient-reported benefits of having fluid drained. (more…)


Ambient asbestos poses no extra risk in urban areas

8 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Ambient asbestos poses no extra risk in urban areasIt wouldn’t be farfetched to assume that cities have more ambient floating in the air — than rural places. After all, cities are home to more buildings that have the potential to contain the human carcinogen. But does that necessarily lead to more city dwellers contracting an related disease? (more…)


Global mesothelioma deaths on the rise

5 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Global mesothelioma deaths on the riseDespite increased awareness of the health threats of and more stringent regulations restricting its use, yet another report confirms deaths are not falling as expected.

In March, as MyMeso previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report showing younger generations are continuing to be plagued by health issues linked to the known human carcinogen. A recent international study also supports that deaths from asbestos cancers are on the rise. (more…)


Study: Older pleural mesothelioma patients less likely to receive treatment

30 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf1 100x100 Study: Older pleural mesothelioma patients less likely to receive treatment has established a reputation for its long latency period. It can take 30-plus years to develop the cancer after initial exposure to asbestos, meaning a young person exposed to asbestos likely wouldn’t receive a diagnosis until he is a senior citizen. A recent study determined that the older a person with is, the less likely they are to receive treatment for the deadly cancer. (more…)


Immune cells can help predict patient outcomes

29 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Red White Blood cells 100x100 Immune cells can help predict patient outcomesIt’s no secret that our immune systems are our defenders — but they also make good predictors, too. According to new research, the levels of different types of immune cells in the body can help predict . (more…)


Trimodality therapy may improve mesothelioma patient outcomes

23 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 Trimodality therapy may improve mesothelioma patient outcomesMalignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, rarely responding to a single form of treatment, and the cancer’s tenacity has researchers constantly searching for combinations of therapies that improve . A recent study at MD Anderson Cancer Center supports the use of trimodality therapy, specifically cancer-directed surgery, and radiation, in improving patient outcomes. (more…)


Thoracoscopy found a ‘valuable and safe’ diagnostic tool

18 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Thoracoscopy found a valuable and safe diagnostic tool A less invasive option than thorascopic surgery, which requires multiple incisions, thoracoscopy uses a single thin, flexible  fiber optic tube to allow surgeons to visually inspect the lungs for the cause of , excess lung fluid commonly associated with and other cancers. Chinese researchers have recently confirmed thoracoscopy is a “valuable and safe” diagnostic tool for pleural patients. (more…)