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In early February we wrote about the breakthrough SMART treatment protocol that delivered “encouraging results” to late-stage mesothelioma patients. Now, the doctors who developed the procedure report that with SMART and through quick intervention, one patient is now a four-year survivor. In addition, 20 patients have successfully been treated and their three-year overall survival is …
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Rare Disease Day an Opportunity to Shine a Light on Mesothelioma
MesotheliomaHelp will be joining The National Organization for Rare Disorders to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 rare diseases on Rare Disease Day tomorrow, Feb. 28. For the sixth year, NORD will focus a spotlight on rare diseases as a global public health concern. Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, is one of the rare, or …
Mesothelioma Patients Can Turn to Yoga to Improve Their Sleep
One of the many side effects that mesothelioma patients must deal with and manage is insomnia. Whether sleep disruption is from stress, pain, or from the medicines or treatments, researchers believe that with a little bit of yoga added into their daily routine, patients may sleep a little easier. According an article in WebMD, regular …
Label: Featured StoryPosted on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
Mesothelioma Patients to Benefit as Pfizer Leads the Way With Clinical Trial Transparency
Pfizer, one of the world’s largest drug makers, has announced that it will focus on transparency during its research and development efforts. The company will offer broader access to information from its clinical trials, even allowing study participants access to the data. This new approach allows researchers current information for help in guiding the industry …
Label: Featured StoryPosted on Monday, Jan 6, 2014
Clinical Trial Points to Partial Pleurectomy for Treatment of Pleural Effusion in Mesothelioma Patients
A clinical trial conducted to determine whether video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy or talc pleurodesis is more effective in treating pleural effusion in patients with malignant mesothelioma has been completed. Although the primary outcome for the trial was to measure survival at one year after treatment, researchers report that while survival rate did not improve, quality …
Label: Featured StoryPosted on Monday, Dec 16, 2013
Pfizer’s Xalkori Granted Full FDA Approval for Lung Cancer Treatment, Potential Treatment for Mesothelioma Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last month that they have granted regular approval to the anti-cancer drug Xalkori, known generically as crizotinib, to treat patients with late-stage, metastatic non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) who express the abnormal anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. The FDA had previously granted accelerated approval for the drug that …
Label: Featured StoryPosted on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
MesotheliomaHelp.Org Web Site Features Mesothelioma Communities
MesotheliomaHelp.net is pleased to announce it has launched a companion website. MesotheliomaHelp.Org will highlight mesothelioma support communities with a focus on our ‘Faces of Mesothelioma’ community.
Label: Featured StoryPosted on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Personalized Medicine for Mesothelioma Patients Gets Boost From the FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is undertaking “unique responsibilities” in facilitating the advancement of personalized medicine. This is bound to help mesothelioma patients as researchers focus on identifying biomarkers unique to mesothelioma.
Label: Treatment NewsPosted on Monday, Nov 18, 2013
Take the Time to Support a Mesothelioma Caregiver During National Family Caregivers Month
According to the National Caregiver Network, more than 90 million family caregivers, or two out of every five adults, in this country fulfill a vital role on the care team. For mesothelioma patients, the caregivers are vital for helping them follow their medical, dietary and exercise regimens.
Label: For Your FamilyPosted on Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
CDC Suggests Consulting with Infectious Disease Specialists for Treating Mesothelioma Patients with Infections
Mesothelioma patients are susceptible to infections that can lead to life-threatening complications. In a recent blog article on the U.S. CDC’s Safe Healthcare site, Dr. Steven Schmitt suggests including infectious disease specialists in the treatment of patients.
Label: Treatment NewsPosted on Friday, Nov 8, 2013
Every Day Brings a New Battle For Mesothelioma Warrior Jan Egerton, Yet Still She Fights On
Jan Egerton has been battling mesothelioma for nine years. She has had countless treatments, and is set to embark on yet another round of chemotherapy. But none of this has kept her from continuing to fight for her life.
Label: Faces of MesotheliomaPosted on Thursday, Nov 7, 2013