Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

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…)


Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handling

25 Oct 2017 by under News

04 DEQLogo WhiteBG Web 100x100 Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handlingThe state of ’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is facing a lawsuit claiming it has failed to ensure waste is safely handled and properly disposed. (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

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While a new technique for peritoneal patients has shown promising results in patient outcomes, 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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Lack of take-home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justice

18 Oct 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Lack of take home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justiceThe story is sadly familiar: Workers unknowingly were exposed to while at a mechanic shop, shipyard or at an array of other potential places and contracted decades later, ultimately dying from the cancer. What about those people’s families? They are also at risk. Asbestos got on their loved one’s clothes, in vehicles and on shoes. While giving a hug or while doing laundry, they were easily exposed to the same carcinogen as they would be at a mechanic shop or shipyard in a process known as secondhand or take-home asbestos exposure. (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 mesothelioma 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…)


Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit

6 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Grand Hotel Following Bomb Attack 1984 10 12 100x100 Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit The 1984 bombing of the Grand Brighton Hotel  aimed to harm Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet during a Conservative Party conference. Though Thatcher was unharmed, five were killed and more than 30 others were injured — and some say the death toll has risen. (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…)


Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

26 Sep 2017 by under News

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo edited 100x100 Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness DaySupporters of Mesothelioma Awareness Day began lining up at 5:45 this morning in to ensure a prime spot for sporting their blue attire on the Today Show. It is just one of many ways the is encouraging supporters to raise awareness for the deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. (more…)


Sept. 25 marks first World Lung Day

25 Sep 2017 by under News

firs logo edited 100x100 Sept. 25 marks first World Lung DayPut simply: What’s in the air we breathe matters. That’s the rallying point for today’s first , coordinated by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS). Specifically, the day was orchestrated to assert “the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed without more attention to the burden of lung disease,” according to an American Society of Chest Physicians (ASCP) press release. (more…)


Inflammation prognostic indicator looks promising for mesothelioma patients

22 Sep 2017 by under News
Blausen 0676 Neutrophil crop 1 CREDIT BLAUSEN MEDICAL 100x100 Inflammation prognostic indicator looks promising for mesothelioma patients

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The neutrophil to lymphocyte ration (NLR) has been used as a prognostic indicator for patients with a number of cancers, but its benefits are still unclear for patients with malignant . is a cancer of the lining of internal organs caused by exposure. It is usually deadly within 12-18 months of diagnosis and has few effective treatment options, prompting researchers to continue to find ways to help treat the disease and measure the effectiveness of those treatments. (more…)