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  • Researchers Report BAP1 Biomarker May be Predictive of Mesothelioma

    For years, researchers have struggled to find a biomarker common to mesothelioma patients that can be targeted to quickly diagnose the deadly cancer. Now, Italian researchers report the BAP1 protein could be just the link needed to help distinguish between benign and malignant mesotheliomas. Malignant mesothelioma is an asbestos-caused cancer that affects the lining of …

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    Posted on Thursday, Jul 9, 2015
  • Researchers Assess Effect of Aspirin on Mesothelioma

    Building on previous research that the HMGB1 biomarker is found in elevated levels in mesothelioma patients, researchers set out to find an effective therapy to attack the protein, and thus, slow the progression of the cancer. They found that aspirin can do just that, and more –┬áit can slow mesothelioma growth and improve survival. The …

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    Posted on Monday, Jul 6, 2015
  • “Dramatic Response” In Mesothelioma Patient in Clinical Trial Provides Hope to Community

    So few mesothelioma patients successfully beat back the insidious cancer that when just one patient shows progress there is cause to celebrate in the mesothelioma community. That happened this month when researchers announced that a patient in a clinical trial has seen “near-complete response” with virtually total shrinkage in his tumors. The findings, published in …

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    Posted on Monday, Jun 29, 2015
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