Asbestos & Mesothelioma Studies

Genetic Testing for Mesothelioma

A new study is showing that running genetic tests on mesothelioma patients could be useful. The study was conducted at the University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin. While the main cause of mesothelioma is asbestos, genetic mutations can also influence people getting mesothelioma. Doctors do not usually test mesothelioma[…]

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Biomarkers Could be Used to Monitor Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers from Türkiye believe that biomarkers in the blood can help determine if patients are responding well to their treatment. Biomarkers are molecules that can let doctors know what is happening in the body. Even a small number of biomarkers could potentially help point doctors to progress being made in[…]

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PARP Inhibitors Could Soon Help Mesothelioma Patients

There is a new treatment involving PARP inhibitors that could potentially benefit mesothelioma patients. PARP stands for Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase. PARP is typically involved in repairing damaged DNA in cells. It can be useful against side effects from chemotherapy by repairing damaged tumor cells, which helps tumors to continue growing.[…]

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Marine Bacteria Could Potentially Detoxify Asbestos

There may be a new way to detoxify asbestos. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science are using bacteria from extreme marine environments. They are using a technique called bioremediation, which is a form of biotechnology that uses living organisms to remove toxins or contaminants[…]

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CRS-HIPEC for the Treatment of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Researchers are studying the effectiveness of a multimodal treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. The therapy involves cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or CRS-HIPEC. Peritoneal mesothelioma is cancer of the abdominal lining. It is caused by inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers that travel to the lining of the abdomen. Over time,[…]

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Galinpepimut-S and Nivolumab are Effective and Safe for Mesothelioma

The combination of galinpepimut-S and nivolumab is showing promising results for mesothelioma. The study looked at patients who were refractory or relapsed after at least one standard treatment. The combination met safety and efficacy standards for treatment, leading to a completed phase one trial. The median overall survival, which was[…]

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Why Patients Quit PIPAC for Mesothelioma

PIPAC, or pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy, is showing promising results for mesothelioma, but patients don’t finish all their sessions. This is a problem because the patients then limit the effectiveness of their treatment. Researchers in France decided to figure out why patients are quitting their treatments early. Mesothelioma is a[…]

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Increased Doses of Radiation Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers are trying to find out if increasing the dose of radiation can improve survival in mesothelioma patients. Radiation is typically seen as a secondary treatment after the combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy. Some doctors do not believe it is a valid treatment for mesothelioma patients because it can[…]

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Researchers are Searching for Mesothelioma Biomarkers

Mesothelioma could soon be diagnosed by blood test. Researchers in China have found a new method to analyze blood samples of people with mesothelioma. The researchers used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The hope was that the researchers would find biomarkers in the blood of mesothelioma patients that could help with[…]

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Finding Out How Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma

Finding Out How Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma Researchers are finding out why it takes a long time for mesothelioma to develop. A study in the Journal of Environmental Research found that the immune system sensing and interacting with particles changes how mesothelioma develops in the body. Researchers found that the main[…]

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