Posts Tagged ‘peritoneal mesothelioma’

Reducing iron blood levels may improve mesothelioma patient outcomes

7 Dec 2017 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 1 100x100 Reducing iron blood levels may improve mesothelioma patient outcomesAs researchers continue to try to improve patient outcomes, studies are uncovering the effects of levels on the development and treatment of . (more…)


Study disproves idea chrysotile asbestos does not cause peritoneal mesothelioma

29 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Study disproves idea chrysotile asbestos does not cause peritoneal mesotheliomaOf the six different types of silicate minerals that comprise asbestos, chrysotile is thought to be the least harmful to human health. For example, China does not even consider chrysotile to be a form of asbestos and many regulations in other countries apply to all forms but chrysotile. New research is slowly highlighting that belief’s inaccuracy. (more…)


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

, 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…)


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 asbestos exposure victims are at risk of contracting certain types of and cancers associated with the known carcinogen. While the risk of contracting malignant pleural , 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…)


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…)


MicroRNA could help fight peritoneal mesothelioma with further testing

1 Feb 2017 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 1 100x100 MicroRNA could help fight peritoneal mesothelioma with further testing While some drugs are working to reduce DNA modification to improve patient outcomes, others are focusing on RNA as the key to causing tumor-cell death, according to Mesothelioma Research News.

A new study published mid-January points to non-coding RNA molecules, ones that are not translated into a protein, as the key to treating diffuse malignant (DMPM), an extremely rare subtype of mesothelioma that affects the lining of the heart and is usually fatal due to its difficulty to treat. (more…)


Asbestos found in Tuscan drinking water

15 Dec 2016 by under Research/Treatment

drinking water 100x100 Asbestos found in Tuscan drinking waterKnown as home to some the highest quality Italian wine, Tuscany, a region in central , may now be known for another drink—its water. A recent study published by an Italian medical journal warned drinking water in the region contained asbestos fibers, associated with the development of mesothelioma.

According to Surviving Mesothelioma, the researchers warned the presence of asbestos in drinking water could contribute specifically to . The cancer affects the lining of the stomach as opposed to the lining of the heart or lungs as is the case in its other forms. (more…)


Young man diagnosed with mesothelioma in both abdomen and lungs; family seeks help

11 Feb 2014 by under News, People, Research/Treatment

Olsen family 300x215 Young man diagnosed with mesothelioma in both abdomen and lungs; family seeks helpJust before Christmas last year, a young man, just 33 years old, was diagnosed with . His diagnosis came after two years of puzzling symptoms and pain, multiple doctor visits, surgeries and tests. Finally, on Dec. 23, 2013, doctors confirmed that he had – not only affecting his lungs, but also his abdomen. Now, Christian H. Olsen, Jr., and his family are asking for help as he faces a battle for his life. (more…)


Debbie Brewer’s funeral set for June 20; family welcomes all whose lives she touched

18 Jun 2013 by under Events, News, People

debbie brewer 10 2009 100x100 Debbie Brewers funeral set for June 20; family welcomes all whose lives she touchedI was very sad to report earlier this month that our beloved meso warrior, , passed away after battling six years against . Her funeral is set for Thursday, June 20, a 1 p.m. at Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth, U.K. Debbie’s family says all whose lives she touched are welcome to attend the service. Well-wishers are asked – per Debbie’s request – not to wear black to the services. (more…)