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8 Clinical Trial Sites in Works for Potential New Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma researchers and scientists, doctors, and patient advocates are working hard to eradicate mesothelioma as a fatal disease. They work around the world at an intense pace, developing new and more effective treatments, making new discoveries about the disease, and testing better detection methods that may help diagnose mesothelioma in its earlier stages—giving patients a  Continue Reading »

Emerging Science Shows Promise in Advancing Early Detection, Fight Against Mesothelioma

One of the most interesting definitions of nanotechnology is offered by Encyclopedia Britannica’s Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is also one of the easiest to understand. It defines nanotechnology as “the science of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale especially to build microscopic devices (as robots).” Not to be confused with the controversial “nanomaterials” that  Continue Reading »

Pilot Program Shows Promise in Fight Against Mesothelioma

A radiation oncologist in Victoria, Australia says a tested radiation technique may improve the life expectancy for mesothelioma patients. The technique involves administering high doses of radiotherapy to decrease the activity of tumor masses. These high doses are considered much higher than conventional doses which, in many cases, offer poor results. Radiotherapy (another term for  Continue Reading »

Mesothelioma Prognosis Part Three: Looking to the Future

Patients that have been diagnosed early, and only have the parietal pleura affected, have a good chance of survival with 70 percent of patients living for five years or more. A mesothelioma diagnosis doesn’t have to be treated like a death sentence.  Although mesothelioma is an aggressive disease, when caught in its early stages, the  Continue Reading »

Study Shows Laparoscopic Surgery Leads to Fewer Complications for Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO)  Volume 39 Issue 10 Laparoscopy (lap·a·ros·co·py) is a type of surgery in which small incisions are made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope and other instruments can be placed to permit structures within the abdomen and pelvis to be seen. A variety of probes or other instruments  Continue Reading »