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Changes to Staging System for Mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure. Two very important aspects of treating mesothelioma are classification and staging. They are important because they guide treatment and predict outcomes. One system to classify cancers is the TNM system which was created by the IASLC. It classifies cancers[…]

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Multimodal Therapy Helps Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer mainly caused by asbestos exposure. It is a cancer of the mesothelium, which is the lining of certain areas of the body including the lungs. The cancer is aggressive and hard to treat. There is hope though in new surgical and therapy methods.[…]

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Keytruda and Chemotherapy Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

The U.S Food and Drug Administration has accepted a priority review for a new Supplemental Biologics License Application. This could be a new era in the management of pleural mesothelioma, leading to a better future for those diagnosed with the cancer. The review is looking for approval of Keytruda used[…]

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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Can Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is hard to treat. There is a poor prognosis for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, but there is hope in the form of immune checkpoint inhibitors. There could be a chance of better outcomes in mesothelioma patients. A new article in Open Respiratory[…]

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Palliative Care Improves Lives of Mesothelioma Patients

Palliative care is an essential part of the cancer treatment process. It helps improve the quality of life of people with life threatening illnesses like mesothelioma. It is important for doctors to know the range of symptoms patients experience to help provide the best care possible. Palliative care is a[…]

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Delayed Care for Mesothelioma Could be Beneficial for Patients

Mesothelioma, a cancer mainly caused by asbestos, is very hard to treat. A new study wanted to see if treating mesothelioma immediately is the best option for certain patients. The study, which was published in Clinical Lung Cancer, looks at patients with inoperable pleural mesothelioma. The study compared patients who[…]

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Surgery Improves Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

There is a debate about whether surgery for mesothelioma is beneficial. A new study was presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer. The study looked at the survival of pleural mesothelioma patients who had different types of treatment. These included chemotherapy followed by surgery and chemotherapy only. The goal[…]

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