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  • Mesothelioma Clinical Trials May Someday Be Run Through Apple’s ResearchKit

    More and more often, doctors rely on information found on the internet, through smartphone apps, and from colleagues via social media sites to find out more about treating patients with rare diseases, such as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma patients also turn to their iPhones to help manage their appointments, communicate with their medical team and to conduct …

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    Posted on Monday, Mar 23, 2015
  • Blood Samples May be Just as Reliable as Tissue Biopsies for Mesothelioma Patients

    The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a biomarker that is found in mesothelioma and lung cancer patients, and has been the target of researchers hoping to develop new, more effective therapies for the cancers. Now, researchers report that by using a liquid biopsy they can tie EGFR mutations to patient outcomes. Researchers from the …

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    Posted on Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
  • FDA Approval May Offer New Treatment for Mesothelioma Patients

    Mesothelioma patients in the U.S. may have another treatment option thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expanded-use approval of a drug previously approved for melanoma treatment. The drug, that was reviewed under the FDA’s priority review program, was approved for lung cancer therapy more than three months ahead of the expected date. Opdivo, …

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    Posted on Monday, Mar 16, 2015
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