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Mesothelioma Archives

Mesothelioma Study: Targeted Radiation after Lung Removal

We frequently post here about medical research into mesothelioma treatment. For example, in December we shared information about a new treatment study at Baylor in which doctors will try direct application of two heated, combined chemotherapy drugs on mesothelioma tumors in the chest cavity through surgery. New Japanese Study This...

Asbestos Found in Gallbladders of Mesothelioma Patients

Italian researchers just published a new study of two deceased elderly patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and problems with their gallbladders and biliary tracts, finding that asbestos was present in the victims' gallbladders and that analysis suggested that it had migrated there through connective tissue. The scientists wrote that observing...

Mesothelioma Study: Direct Chemo-Drug Delivery During Surgery

In the interest of many of our clients who suffer from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, we sometimes post about new medical research that has potential for helping to treat the devastating cancer. Baylor has announced the launch of a clinical research study that will evaluate a new chemotherapy-drug treatment protocol....

Firefighters More at Risk of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

While it has been known for some time that asbestos exposure is a risk for firefighters, only more recently has research started to quantify and qualify the increased chance that firefighters may develop mesothelioma as a result. Buildings throughout the country often contain building compounds and materials with asbestos components....

Substance in Sea Cucumber Promising in Mesothelioma Treatment

Austrian researchers have uncovered a potentially promising new treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma: trabectedin, a chemotherapy medication already in use against other cancers. Interestingly enough, the drug, which goes by the brand Yondelis, is naturally occurring in the Caribbean sea cucumber, but can be synthetically produced for use in chemotherapy....

What is mesothelioma?

If you are visiting our blog for the first time, you might not know exactly what mesothelioma is or its cause. Maybe you've heard it mentioned on TV ads, but never wondered much about the disease until now. This rare and deadly form of cancer is caused by asbestos, specifically,...