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  • Asbestos Suspected in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; Duke Clinical Creates Patient Registry

    British researchers say they found evidence of a link between asbestos exposure and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a disease in which lung tissue thickens or scars and prevents oxygen from moving around the body. It is often diagnosed instead of asbestosis if the patient cannot recall being exposed to asbestos. The European Lung Foundation reported …

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    Posted on Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
  • Biomarker Identified in Lung Cancer Patients May Help Diagnose Mesothelioma

    Researchers with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute say they have identified a pattern in microRNA (miRNA) that when present in blood can lead to diagnosing lung cancer two years before CT scans can detect it.  Early detection of pulmonary cancers such as …

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    Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
  • In Situ Mesothelioma Diagnosis Rare but Possible

    Pleural mesothelioma, an unusual form of cancer caused by exposure to airborne asbestos fibers, often has a complex growth pattern resulting in metastasis, leading to the diagnosis of a secondary cancer. Mesothelioma is diffuse and spreads throughout the body by entering the blood stream or the lymphatic system.   It is rare that “in situ” mesothelioma, …

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    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010
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