Archive for the ‘Research/Treatment’ Category

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 . (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…)


Isolated chemotherapy may prove promising treatment technique

17 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment
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Credit: U.S. Air Force

German scientists are narrowing in on a possible new chemotherapy technique for the treatment of malignant pleural , which affects the lining of the lungs as the result of exposure. (more…)


Study: Pleural mesothelioma risk plateaus

8 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Study: Pleural mesothelioma risk plateaus Researchers in Italy have begun to hone in on exactly how long exposure victims are at risk of contracting certain types of mesothelioma and cancers associated with the known carcinogen. While the risk of contracting malignant pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs, seems to plateau over time, the risk of lung cancer, ovarian cancer and , which affects the lining of the abdomen, does not. (more…)


Study: Elevated platelet counts linked to poor patient outcome

4 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Mesothelioma 100x100 Study: Elevated platelet counts linked to poor patient outcomeThrombocytosis, where too many blood platelets are present in the body, has been known to predict negative patient outcomes in several types of cancers. However, until recently, its effects on malignant (MPM) had not been thoroughly investigated. (more…)


Researchers document first known case of liver, omentum mesothelioma co-existence

2 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

40792 2017 342 Fig1 HTML 100x100 Researchers document first known case of liver, omentum mesothelioma co existence most commonly affects the lining of the lungs, known as the pleura, but because it can affect other tissues, the disease may present in the stomach, heart, testicles and less frequently the liver and greater omentum. A recent Japanese study is the first to ever describe the co-existence of in the liver and the omentum, a fat layers that helps support the lower abdominal organs. (more…)


Radiation therapy independently linked to developing mesothelioma

31 Jul 2017 by under Research/Treatment

120131 F ML202 100 1 100x100 Radiation therapy independently linked to developing mesotheliomaPeople who have received to treat lymphoma have a greater chance of developing mesothelioma later in life, according to a new study conducted by Stanford Cancer Center and scientific consulting firm Exponent Inc. (more…)