Mesothelioma

January 16, 2013

Supercomputer Used to Help with Cancer Diagnosis

One of the ongoing difficulties with properly treating patients afflicted with cancer like mesothelioma is determining if a patient, in fact, has mesothelioma. This lung cancer presents many symptoms that resemble other diseases of the lung. A patient may develop a cough that doesn’t get better and doesn’t go away. They may have fluid show [...]
January 8, 2013

Biomarkers May Provide Hope for Early Detection of Mesothelioma

Early cancer detection is a very important strategy for effective treatment. The earlier a cancer is found, the greater the treatment options. Often with cancer that is discovered late, treatment options are limited and the cancer is so widespread that effectiveness of any treatment is diminished. This is true of mesothelioma, which is difficult to [...]
January 6, 2013

Women at Risk for Mesothelioma From Second-Hand Exposure

A report from Ireland discussing mesothelioma cancer in woman, points out the global reach of this disease. The most disturbing finding of the study from the National Cancer Registry, was that wives of men who worked in asbestos-using industries are at risk for developing mesothelioma. They found 90 percent of female mesothelioma victims were married. [...]
November 13, 2012

Swiss study on trimodal therapy for mesothelioma

A study out of Switzerland looked the long-term survival of mesothelioma patients who received trimodal therapy and concluded the procedure had mixed results. The patients given trimodal therapy did significantly better in the short-term than those in the palliative care group of the study. However, the five-year survival rate for those with malignant mesothelioma was [...]
September 26, 2012

9/26: National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2010, Congress established September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The day was established to make the public aware of the disease and its deadly consequences. More awareness should result in an increased effort to find effective treatments and a cure. Thousands of people die every year from lung disease that can be traced [...]
September 19, 2012

9/11 First Responders Now Covered for Mesothelioma

In December 2010, Congress approved the Zadroga Act, which is designed to assist those who have become sick related to their work at the World Trade Center on 9/11. A $4.3 billion fund was established to assist the first responders who have since suffered debilitating illnesses. The problem with the legislation was that it did [...]
August 21, 2012

Is Early Detection of Mesothelioma Effective?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. It manifests itself from 10 to 50 years after exposure. The disease invades the membrane around the heart, abdominal cavity or lungs. Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. This figure is far lower than the number of people diagnosed [...]
February 22, 2012

Doctors to Use Measles Virus to Treat Mesothelioma Patients

California residents with mesothelioma concerns will welcome the news that researchers have made headway in the treatment of the disease, and the promise comes from a source you may not expect. The Mayo Clinic is set to conduct the first phase of a clinical trial that will use a genetically altered measles virus in hopes [...]
January 16, 2013

Supercomputer Used to Help with Cancer Diagnosis

One of the ongoing difficulties with properly treating patients afflicted with cancer like mesothelioma is determining if a patient, in fact, has mesothelioma. This lung cancer presents many symptoms that resemble other diseases of the lung. A patient may develop a cough that doesn’t get better and doesn’t go away. They may have fluid show [...]
January 8, 2013

Biomarkers May Provide Hope for Early Detection of Mesothelioma

Early cancer detection is a very important strategy for effective treatment. The earlier a cancer is found, the greater the treatment options. Often with cancer that is discovered late, treatment options are limited and the cancer is so widespread that effectiveness of any treatment is diminished. This is true of mesothelioma, which is difficult to [...]
January 6, 2013

Women at Risk for Mesothelioma From Second-Hand Exposure

A report from Ireland discussing mesothelioma cancer in woman, points out the global reach of this disease. The most disturbing finding of the study from the National Cancer Registry, was that wives of men who worked in asbestos-using industries are at risk for developing mesothelioma. They found 90 percent of female mesothelioma victims were married. [...]
November 13, 2012

Swiss study on trimodal therapy for mesothelioma

A study out of Switzerland looked the long-term survival of mesothelioma patients who received trimodal therapy and concluded the procedure had mixed results. The patients given trimodal therapy did significantly better in the short-term than those in the palliative care group of the study. However, the five-year survival rate for those with malignant mesothelioma was [...]
September 26, 2012

9/26: National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2010, Congress established September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The day was established to make the public aware of the disease and its deadly consequences. More awareness should result in an increased effort to find effective treatments and a cure. Thousands of people die every year from lung disease that can be traced [...]
September 19, 2012

9/11 First Responders Now Covered for Mesothelioma

In December 2010, Congress approved the Zadroga Act, which is designed to assist those who have become sick related to their work at the World Trade Center on 9/11. A $4.3 billion fund was established to assist the first responders who have since suffered debilitating illnesses. The problem with the legislation was that it did [...]
August 21, 2012

Is Early Detection of Mesothelioma Effective?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. It manifests itself from 10 to 50 years after exposure. The disease invades the membrane around the heart, abdominal cavity or lungs. Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. This figure is far lower than the number of people diagnosed [...]
February 22, 2012

Doctors to Use Measles Virus to Treat Mesothelioma Patients

California residents with mesothelioma concerns will welcome the news that researchers have made headway in the treatment of the disease, and the promise comes from a source you may not expect. The Mayo Clinic is set to conduct the first phase of a clinical trial that will use a genetically altered measles virus in hopes [...]