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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
  • 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
  • Alpha-Tocopheryl Succinate: Toxicity and Lack of Anti-Tumor Activity in Immuno-Competent Mice

    Source: PubMed.com Alpha-tocopheryl succinate (alpha-TOS), an analogue of vitamin E, has previously been shown to inhibit peritoneal malignant mesothelioma in immuno-compromised mice via the induction of apoptosis in tumor cells. A recent study testing the effect of systemic alpha-TOS treatment could not replicate the results of earlier findings in terms of effectiveness and general tolerability. …

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    Posted on Monday, Oct 22, 2007
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