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  • Personalized Treatment for Mesothelioma May be Available Within a Decade

     Mesothelioma, a rare, incurable cancer of the lining of the lungs or abdomen, has challenged the medical community for years.  Mesothelioma is diagnosed in 2,000 to 3,000 American’s each year, with just as many dying from the disease.  Although researchers have made progress in recent years, the ability to identify an effective treatment modality for …

    Label: Research News

    Posted on Thursday, Nov 25, 2010
  • International Mesothelioma Interest Group Announces New Officers

    International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG), an independent international group of scientists and clinicians working to understand, cure and prevent mesothelioma, announced their new officers for the 2010-2012 term.  Steven Mutsaers, PhD, was unanimously selected to serve as president.  Mutsaers has served as Secretary of IMIG since 1997. IMIG holds yearly conferences and other meetings where …

    Label: Mesothelioma

    Posted on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010
  • National Hospice Month Highlights Veterans’ Need for Hospice Care, Sometimes Due to Mesothelioma

    President Obama has declared November National Hospice Month as a time to “recognize those who allow the terminally ill to receive comfortable and dignified care.”  Turning to a hospice program is one option to explore when a mesothelioma patient no longer responds to a prescribed treatment plan, and the primary caregiver needs support caring for …

    Label: Mesothelioma

    Posted on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010
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