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  • Morphologic and Functional Imaging of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    Source: ScienceDirect.Com CT (“Computerized Tomography”) is the most common test used to diagnose mesothelioma. CT can show pleural thickening, the extent of pleural effusions and if the tumors have invaded near-by structures. Problems with CT include underestimating the extent to which tumors have invaded the chest wall and the peritoneal area. It is also not …

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    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007
  • Receptor Epha2 Activation with Ephrina1 Suppresses Growth of Malignant Mesothelioma

    Source: ScienceDirect.com A recent study has uncovered a possible new way to suppress the growth of malignant mesothelioma cells. The study attempted to uncover the mechanisms of activation of receptor EphA2 by its ligand ephrinA1 in the development of malignant mesothelioma. Activation of receptor EphA2 by its ligand ephrinA1 was shown to trigger both the …

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    Posted on Monday, Oct 22, 2007
  • Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma

    Source: PubMed.com Pericardial mesothelioma is an exceedingly rare cancer, with less than 150 cases in the literature fully describing its occurrence. It is a highly aggressive tumor and the anecdotal evidence suggests a survival time of less than six months from initial diagnosis. However, a recent case has shown that pericardial mesothelioma may be treated …

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    Posted on Monday, Oct 22, 2007
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