Medical News

$3 Million Awarded to UH Cancer Center
Recently, the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center was awarded over $3 million in grants for cancer research and career development. Specifically, the awards are for malignant mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer that is caused...
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Promising Findings from Genetic Study of Mesothelioma Tumors
New genetic insights into the genetic makeup of mesothelioma will help to advance treatment individualized to each patient. U.S. researchers have undertaken genetic analysis of mesothelioma tissue in “unprecedented detail,” according to Cancer Research UK. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s...
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Study Suggests Nanoparticles May Improve Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma
The results of recent research into the combination of nanoparticles and chemotherapeutic drugs in mesothelioma treatment are positive. Recent medical research out of Boston may point to an improvement of chemotherapy effectiveness in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer tumors when...
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Mesothelioma Treatment Options: Keytruda
Keytruda, a drug currently approved by the FDA to treat relapsed, non-small cell lung cancer as well as melanoma, is described to be one of the “best new hopes” for mesothelioma patients in 2016. The drug, designed to block the...
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What Mesothelioma Surgery Options are Available?
Around 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed every year in the United States. With so many individuals affected by the disease, doctors have been working to determine what treatment options are best for patients. So far, no cure has...
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Multiple States Affected By E-Coli Outbreak
Popular Mexican cuisine, fast food restaurant, Chipotle is facing CDC and FDA investigations after being connected to an e. Coli outbreak of the Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26). Numerous states have been affected by the outbreak, including California. Unfortunately,...
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Legionnaires’ Disease Victims Seek Justice
If you or a loved one has been the victim of Legionnaires’ disease, you understand how devastating the illness can be. The disease can be traced to sources where temperatures allow Legionella bacteria to thrive, including building water systems, hot...
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New research suggests mesothelioma cells may be killed quicker
We frequently write about the challenges that mesothelioma patients face. This condition can be painful, debilitating and even fatal. Thankfully, certain treatments can improve the prognosis of certain patients diagnosed with mesothelioma. For example, some patients benefit from drug therapies,...
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Partner Post: Scientific Research Funding
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Dec 2, 2013 | Medical News | Biased Scientific Articles’ Content Based on Funding Written by James P. Nevin Scientific journals publish articles that industries often rely on, courts rely on, and other scientists rely...
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Researchers Describe Potential Test for Early Stages of Mesothelioma
We naturally like to look for a cause and effect when dealing with most things in our life. If we touch a hot pan, we feel pain and can see a red spot on our skin where we burned ourselves...
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