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  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from Multi-Modal Treatment

    Many clinical trials assessing the efficacy of treatments for patients with malignant mesothelioma in the last 20 years have made no distinction between peritoneal mesothelioma and the more common pleural mesothelioma.  This has led Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D., of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, to state that it has become increasingly clear that …

    Label: Treatment News

    Posted on Friday, Oct 22, 2010
  • Study Finds Marker Useful for Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    According to a study published in August in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers have found that malignant pleural mesothelioma patients contained a higher concentration of intelectin-1 than those of lung cancer patients.  These results suggest that when intelectin-1 is present in high concentrations in pleural effusions it may be useful as a marker to …

    Label: Research News

    Posted on Thursday, Oct 21, 2010
  • Managing Caregiver Guilt When Caring for a Loved One with Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure that affects close to 3,000 Americans each year.  Although ongoing research is being conducted to find a cure for mesothelioma, it is still considered to be incurable.  The average survival time is less than 2 years, and support from family and friends is crucial to …

    Label: Mesothelioma

    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
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