Posts Tagged ‘pleural mesothelioma’

Immunotherapy an option for patients with recurrent pleural mesothelioma

14 May 2018 by under Research/Treatment

Diagram showing a build up of fluid in the lining of the lungs pleural effusion CRUK 0541 100x100 Immunotherapy an option for patients with recurrent pleural mesotheliomaA French study has found that may be effective in treating people with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that has recurred after standard chemotherapy. The treatment involved the use of two immunotherapy treatment plans – nivolumab (Opdivo) or a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab (Yervoy). (more…)


Four types of mesothelioma linked to asbestos exposure

25 Apr 2018 by under News

Mesothelioma 100x100 Four types of mesothelioma linked to asbestos exposureMesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the lining of internal organs. There are four types of : pleural, peritoneal, pericardial and tunica vaginalis (testicular). All types of have been linked to exposure. Most exposure to occurs in the workplace. The disease can take 15 to 50 years from exposure to present with symptoms. (more…)


Breath tests shown to be effective mesothelioma diagnostic tool, study finds

13 Dec 2017 by under Research/Treatment

lungs 1 002 100x100 Breath tests shown to be effective mesothelioma diagnostic tool, study findsBreath tests for are one step closer to reality as Belgian researchers continue to look into its use as a screening tool for earlier diagnosis and treatment of . (more…)


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 finds 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 pleural , 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 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…)


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 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…)


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 asbestos exposure.  The study found people who worked in factories that produced cloth dolls have contracted , which affects the lining of the lungs and, on average, is deadly just a year after diagnosis.  (more…)