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Doctors Will Soon be Able to Test if Surgery is Safe for Mesothelioma Patients

Doctors could soon know if surgery is the best option for mesothelioma patients. Surgery is one of the most effective ways to improve patients’ lives. The problem is that undergoing surgery is very stressful on people’s bodies, especially when they have cancer. It is better to know if surgery can[…]

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2019 Mesothelioma Treatments in Review

There have been many different advances in medicine benefitting mesothelioma patients, and over the course of 2019, different clinical trials have shown that there is still hope for them. One of the clinical trials in 2019 studied Nivolumab, also called Opdivo, as a first- and second-line treatment for mesothelioma. The[…]

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Oncolytic Viruses with Standard Chemotherapy can Help Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a cancer with a poor prognosis. People who are diagnosed do not normally have many options, but can at least have hope because of different clinical trials. Clinical trials can help find new treatments and medications to better help mesothelioma sufferers. A clinical trial in Oslo, Norway is[…]

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Two Substances Used to Treat Different Cancers Could Potentially Help Mesothelioma Patients

Two drugs could soon be used together to treat the most aggressive form of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer with very few options for treatment. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy can be used to extend patients’ lives, but they cannot be used to completely cure the disease. There is still hope[…]

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New Molecular Compound May Improve Chemotherapy Treatment for those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Researchers from MIT and Duke may have found a way to make chemotherapy treatments more effective. Chemotherapy is usually the first treatment that is used in people diagnosed with cancer. It can be helpful, but cancers can have different responses and resistances to it. This new research can help make[…]

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Shorter Survival for Mesothelioma Patients Linked to Specific Biomarker

Mesothelioma is a very aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. When diagnosed, patients can sometimes be given just a few months to live.  Doctors and researchers are continuing to find treatment options to help cure, extend, or at least make patients’ lives better. Some researchers are looking at biomarkers, which[…]

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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy vs Pleurectomy and Decortication

There are different procedures to help those suffering from mesothelioma, including the extrapleural pneumonectomy and the combination of pleurectomy and decortication. Both procedures have their benefits and drawbacks, but doctors have not tested to see which procedure has a better outcome for patients. Both surgeries remove tumors from the patients’[…]

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There is a Possible New Way to Diagnose Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers have possibly found a less invasive way to diagnose pleural mesothelioma. By looking at the patient’s medical history and using CT scans, researchers at the Universite Laval in Quebec have found that imaging technology can be used potentially to benefit very sick patients. Doctors have never been able to[…]

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Looking Back on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma is a very rare and preventable cancer and because of this, many people do not know it exists or what causes it. Mesothelioma Awareness Day helps solve this by making people aware of the disease. Workers and families whose lives have been destroyed by the devastating effects of the[…]

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