Posts Tagged ‘chemotherapy’

Organoids may offer specialized meso treatment options

21 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment
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What once would have been considered science fiction may bring new treatments for patients. Doctors at Wake Forest University are using mini lab-grown tumors to test individualized therapies. (more…)


Disrupting autophagy found to improve chemosensitivity

15 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 Disrupting autophagy found to improve chemosensitivityMesothelioma 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…)


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…)


Isolated chemotherapy may prove promising treatment technique

17 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment
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German scientists are narrowing in on a possible new technique for the treatment of malignant pleural , which affects the lining of the lungs as the result of asbestos exposure. (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…)


Study: Osteoporosis drug benefits mesothelioma patients

10 Jul 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Bone Comparison of Healthy and Osteoporotic Vertibrae edited1 100x100 Study: Osteoporosis drug benefits mesothelioma patientsWhen the creation of new bone is outpaced by removal of the old, a condition called osteoporosis occurs, which causes weak and brittle bones. Researchers at the University of Alabama have recently linked the benefits of a drug used to treat and prevent osteoporosis to . (more…)


Compound found in broccoli could help fight mesothelioma

5 Jul 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Broccoli666 100x100 Compound found in broccoli could help fight mesotheliomaEveryone says to eat your veggies to stay healthy. However, they probably didn’t realize those veggies could contain mesothelioma cancer-fighting benefits.

A recent study found the compound sulforaphane, produced in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, could boost the number of mesothelioma cells killed with chemotherapy and cause minimal side effects, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. The researchers studied the benefits of the compound in conjunction with using cisplatin, popularly used as part of multimodal for the deadly cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, lungs or abdomen and take decades to become known. (more…)


Study: Meso treatment success determined by surgery intervals

16 Jun 2017 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 Study: Meso treatment success determined by surgery intervalsResearchers from the City of Hope Cancer Center and the Wake Forest School of Medicine believe they have uncovered information about how surgery success factors into peritoneal mesothelioma patients’ overall survival time. (more…)


Bullfrog protein may be used as mesothelioma treatment

8 Jun 2017 by under Research/Treatment

640px Pyxicephalus adspersus Boston Aquarium 100x100 Bullfrog protein may be used as mesothelioma treatment Standard-of-care treatments for patients often include , usually with a combination of Alimta and Platinol. However, no cure for mesothelioma currently exists and treatments often only extended patients’ lives by months. For those reasons, researchers continue searching for better treatment alternatives. They often turn to plants and animals for these alternatives and have recently turned to amphibians for clues. (more…)


New treatment could reduce pleural effusion in mesothelioma patients

28 Feb 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Diagram showing a build up of fluid in the lining of the lungs pleural effusion CRUK 0541 100x100 New treatment could reduce pleural effusion in mesothelioma patientsA buildup of fluid around the lungs, called malignant pleural effusion, is usually one of the late-stage symptoms of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to exposure that affects the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen.

The accumulation of fluid around the lining of the lungs makes it difficult for them to fully expand, and, therefore, for patients to breathe properly. Japanese researchers believe they have found a new, viable way to treat pleural effusion called intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic (IPHC), according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)