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  • Study: Pleurectomy/Decortication Effective in Multimodal Therapy for Mesothelioma

    Source: : Multimodality Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Pleurectomy/Decortication Followed by Chemotherapy With Cisplatin/Pemetrexed and Radiotherapy. Abstract 151PD One of the great questions in contemporary mesothelioma treatment is whether pleurectomy/decortication or extrapleural pneumonectomy is the more effective surgical arm for patients with malignant mesothelioma. Different surgeons hold conflicting opinions on this question, but definitive guidance …

    Label: Mesothelioma Pleural Mesothelioma

    Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009
  • Osteopontin Isoforms as Diagnostic Markers for Mesothelioma

    Prior research has identified osteopontin (SPP1) as a potential tumor marker for malignant mesothelioma, as well as for other cancers, but little is understood about the biological activity responsible for this function. Molecular analysis of osteopontin has identified three specific isoforms of the protein, which are known as SPP1-A, SPP1-B and SPP1-C, but the relationship …

    Label: Diagnosis Mesothelioma

    Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2009
  • Gene Expression and Treatment Prognosis in Malignant Mesothelioma

    Even as recent advances in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma have led to a better long-term prognosis for some patients, physicians have not been able to definitely determine which patient classes have the best overall chances at long-term survival. Early diagnosis and epitheloid histology are typically seen as the best prognostic factors, but variations even …

    Label: Mesothelioma Treatments

    Posted on Friday, May 1, 2009