Posts Tagged ‘pleural mesothelioma’

Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds

10 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study findsImmunotherapy aims to boost the body’s ability to recognize and fight cancer cells via the immune system, and researchers have honed in on immunotherapy as a way to fight malignant , which does not typically respond well to traditional treatment methods.

A new study conducted by Italian researchers suggests gene expression analysis is the way to determine which patients will best respond to immunotherapy, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. They claim studying gene expression in the mesothelioma tumors or the immune system cells that infiltrate the tumors can help identify those who would most benefit. (more…)


Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatment

8 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

450px Red wine in glass in restaurant 100x100 Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatmentRed wine has long been touted as a way to help keep your heart healthy, reportedly thanks to the antioxidants it contains. Research continues to show that chemicals derived from red wine could also be beneficial in preventing and treating malignant pleural . (more…)


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…)


Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage

13 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage, the buildup of fluid in the space around the lung, is often one of the most uncomfortable and life-threatening symptoms of . United Kingdom researchers have developed an evaluation tool to measure the patient-reported benefits of having fluid drained. (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 mesothelioma and cancers associated with the known carcinogen. While the risk of contracting malignant , 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…)


Pleurectomy surgery better for quality of life, study finds

26 Jul 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Pleurectomy surgery better for quality of life, study findsAn estimated 22 percent of malignant patients undergo to treat the deadly disease, according to 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…)


Cloth dolls linked to asbestos exposure, second study says

1 May 2017 by under Research/Treatment

lungs 1 002 100x100 Cloth dolls linked to asbestos exposure, second study says A new Italian study adds yet another job to the list of occupations that carry the risk of exposure.  The study found people who worked in factories that produced cloth dolls have contracted pleural , which affects the lining of the lungs and, on average, is deadly just a year after diagnosis.  (more…)


Sea squirt compound causes mesothelioma cancer cell death

13 Feb 2017 by under Research/Treatment

640px Tunicate komodo 100x100 Sea squirt compound causes mesothelioma cancer cell deathA sea squirt found off the coasts of may hold the key to inducing cell death in tumors.

Properties in polysulfur aromatic alkaloids found in Pacific sea squirts, sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders, have the potential to kill cancer cells, including pleural mesothelioma, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)


Socioeconomic status impacts mesothelioma patient outcomes

6 Feb 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Australia location map with floral 100x100 Socioeconomic status impacts mesothelioma patient outcomes Socioeconomic status has a bigger impact on mesothelioma patient prognosis than any other factor, according to a new study.

Despite each of the 910 Australian patients with who participated receiving some level of compensation for their diseases, the study found those with lower statuses on the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD) were less likely to receive adequate treatment, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)


Inhibiting WT1 protein could reduce pleural mesothelioma’s aggressiveness

17 Jan 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Protein WT1 PDB 1xf7SMEdit 100x100 Inhibiting WT1 protein could reduce pleural mesotheliomas aggressiveness A team of German and Japanese researchers believe they have discovered a protein linked to the chemoresistance of malignant tumors.

Mesothelioma Research News reports the study, published in Pathology & Oncology Research at the beginning of the year, has linked the WT1 protein to the survival of malignant (MPM). (more…)