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Posted on Friday, Jul 13, 2007

Soluble Mesothelin in Effusions a Strong Indicator of Mesothelioma

Source: CancerPage.Com

Researchers have discovered that high concentrations of soluble mesothelin in both pleural and peritoneal effusions strongly correlate with the presence of mesothelioma. Dr. Jenette Creaney, who previously discovered that high levels of soluble mesothelin was present in the blood of people with mesothelioma, has provided another avenue of detection for people with this terrible disease. Effusions are a common symptom in a variety of disorders, so being able to test the makeup of the effusion to return a diagnosis of mesothelioma is a real innovation. The hope is that this research can lead to an earlier diagnosis so people can begin treatment earlier.

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Nancy Meredith is a blog and web content writer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the Information Technology industry. She has been writing about Mesothelioma for 4 years. Follow Nancy on Google+

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