Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

Isolated chemotherapy may prove promising treatment technique

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


Audit finds Michigan asbestos inspection efforts lacking

16 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

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Miles for Meso races scheduled for September

15 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Events
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There are several road races scheduled throughout the country in the coming weeks aiming to raise awareness about mesothelioma, and funds for education, outreach, advocacy and treatment.

Registration for the Alton, Illinois, race on Sept. 30 opened this last week. In 2016, Alton’s Miles for Meso race generated $40,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban on asbestos and providing support to victims of asbestos-related diseases. This year, the 9th annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk hopes to expand its reach. (more…)


Study: Pleural mesothelioma risk plateaus

8 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan 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 asbestos 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 peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the abdomen, does not. (more…)


Study: Elevated platelet counts linked to poor patient outcome

4 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan 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 peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) had not been thoroughly investigated. (more…)


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

2 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

40792 2017 342 Fig1 HTML 100x100 Researchers document first known case of liver, omentum mesothelioma co existence Malignant mesothelioma 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 mesothelioma in the liver and the omentum, a fat layers that helps support the lower abdominal organs. (more…)


August 1 marks World Lung Cancer Awareness Day

1 Aug 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
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Lung cancer is most often associated with smoking, and rightfully so. An average of 130,659 Americans (74,300 men and 56,359 women) died of smoking-attributable lung cancer each year between 2005 and 2010, according to the American Lung Association. On this World Lung Cancer Awareness Day, it is important to note that smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer. (more…)


Radiation therapy independently linked to developing mesothelioma

31 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

120131 F ML202 100 1 100x100 Radiation therapy independently linked to developing mesotheliomaPeople who have received radiation 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…)


Australian eco-development faces asbestos abatement legal challenges

27 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
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An asbestos abatement case is making its way to Australia’s Supreme Court, and while the dispute is being adjudicated, plans for a $2 billion eco-development are on hold. (more…)


Pleurectomy surgery better for quality of life, study finds

26 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Pleurectomy surgery better for quality of life, study findsAn estimated 22 percent of malignant mesothelioma patients undergo surgery to treat the deadly disease, according to Mesothelioma Research News, but which surgical option is most beneficial? Yet another study has confirmed pleurectomy surgery rather than extrapleural pneumonectomy (EEP) is the best option. (more…)