Posts Tagged ‘gene sequencing’

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

Mesothelioma, 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…)


Dr. Carbone of BAP1 study talks predicting mesothelioma and what the future holds

14 Dec 2016 by under Research/Treatment

dna 163466 1280 100x100 Dr. Carbone of BAP1 study talks predicting mesothelioma and what the future holds The search to reduce the number of deaths caused by cancer is a main focus of the medical research community. Each discovery is a potential life saved, and Dr. Michele Carbone, who was featured in last month’s International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s Lung Cancer News, is one of a team of doctors who uncovered a huge clue in the fight against .

Mesothelioma is a cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, lungs or stomach and is closely associated with the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos, a group of silicate minerals known to cause cancer in humans.

In Lung Cancer News, Dr. Carbone discussed his and his team’s 2011 discovery of the link between a genetic mutation in the BAP1 gene and the development of , which affects the lining of the lungs. (more…)