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  • 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 …

    Label: Diagnosis Research News

    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, …

    Label: Diagnosis

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010
  • ACCP “Case Puzzler” Offers Physicians an Opportunity to Follow Mesothelioma Diagnosis

    The American College of Chest Physicians’ website current Case Puzzler presents the case of a 70-year old woman with no history of occupational exposure to vapors, gases, dusts, fibers, or fumes, who is diagnosed with malignant epitheloid mesothelioma. Her physicians determined that she was a victim of “bystander asbestos exposure” from asbestos dust brought home …

    Label: Diagnosis Mesothelioma

    Posted on Friday, Apr 9, 2010
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