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  • Protein Can be Reliable for Diagnosing Malignant Mesothelioma

    CD146, a protein molecule, has been linked to the advanced tumor stage of various malignant cancers including prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and malignant melanoma.  Now scientists have found an increased presence of the protein in malignant mesothelioma, but not in non-cancerous pleural effusions.  Researchers reported in an article in Modern Pathology that this distinction may offer …

    Label: Research News

    Posted on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010
  • Biomarker Successes Remain Elusive For Mesothelioma and Cancer Researchers

    by Nancy Meredith According to the National Cancer Institute, a biomarker is “a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease.”   Biomarkers can be useful in diagnosing and treating diseases such as mesothelioma and other cancers, and …

    Label: Featured Story

    Posted on Monday, Aug 30, 2010
  • Avastin May Not be Effective for Breast Cancer, But is Still an Option for Mesothelioma

    In a rare move, the United States Food and Drug Administration may remove their approval for the use of Avastin in the treatment of breast cancer.  A 13 member panel of experts reviewed follow-up data on how patients have done on the drug and concluded that the benefits of the drug do not outweigh the …

    Label: Treatment News

    Posted on Friday, Aug 27, 2010
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