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  • Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit from Retreatment of Chemotherapy

    Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a unique, rare asbestos-related pulmonary cancer that is highly aggressive and is resistant to many standard cancer treatments.  It can be treated with varying degrees of success, however, through the use of surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation.  The current chemotherapy standard of care for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma is combination …

    Label: Chemotherapy

    Posted on Monday, Jan 31, 2011
  • Japanese Doctors Report on Rare Variant of Malignant Mesothelioma

    Although malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare, incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure, the disease is similar to many other cancers in the composition of the tumor cells.  However, in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Japanese researchers reported an even rarer case of mesothelioma after treating a patient whose mesothelioma tumors had tissue that resembled …

    Label: Asbestos Mesothelioma

    Posted on Friday, Jan 28, 2011
  • Mesothelioma Patients to Benefit from New ASCO Guidelines Encouraging Frank Discussions About Prognosis and Care

    No one wants to talk about end-of-life care, but when patients are faced with the diagnosis of an advanced, incurable cancer such as mesothelioma, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) believes it is the doctor’s responsibility to broach the subject.  In their newly released guidelines, ASCO encourages physicians to discuss a patient’s treatment options …

    Label: Treatment News

    Posted on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011
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