Category Archives: Cancer: Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma in southern Nevada likely result of asbestos in environment

DENVER – Malignant mesothelioma has been found at higher than expected levels in women and in individuals younger than 55 years old in the southern Nevada counties of Clark and Nye, likewise in the same region carcinogenic mineral fibers including … Continue reading

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Low Levels of Libby Asbestos Exposure Linked to Lung Abnormalities

Newswise — January 6, 2015 — People exposed to asbestos from mining in Libby, Mont., show long-term changes in lung imaging and function tests, even with relatively low asbestos exposure, reports a study in the January Journal of Occupational and … Continue reading

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Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are in locations not previously considered to be at risk, according to new report … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma drug slows disease progression in patients with an inactive NF2 gene

Preliminary findings from the first trial of a new drug for patients with mesothelioma show that it has some success in preventing the spread of the deadly disease in patients lacking an active tumour suppressor gene called NF2. The study … Continue reading

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Nanofibers used in manufacturing may be causing mesothelioma

Toxicol Sci. 2012 Aug;128(2):461-70. Epub 2012 May 12. The threshold length for fiber-induced acute pleural inflammation: shedding light on the early events in asbestos-induced mesothelioma. Schinwald A, Murphy FA, Prina-Mello A, Poland CA, Byrne F, Movia D, Glass JR, Dickerson … Continue reading

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Asbestos workers and infectious disease: an uptick

Infectious disease risk in asbestos abatement workers Lange H John, Giuseppe Mastrangelo and Luca Cegolon BMC Public Health 2012, 12:665 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-665 Published: 16 August 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background The current literature reports increased infectious disease occurrence in various construction occupations, as … Continue reading

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Why chemo fails

The fight against cancer is not won in a single battle: Long after a cancer has been beaten into remission, it can return. The reason for this is under debate, and much is unclear. New research led by Weizmann Institute … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma early diagnosis and treatment progress update

New results presented at 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva, Switzerland show important steps being made to improve the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the outer lining of the lungs caused by asbestos … Continue reading

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Cancer detection at inception goal of new grant

Newswise — A team of cancer imaging experts at Johns Hopkins has embarked on a five-year research initiative to speed development of early diagnostic tests and new treatments for breast, prostate and other common cancers. Using advanced imaging tools developed … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma has a genetic component: new study

Scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer – mesothelioma, and melanoma of the eye. Additionally, when these individuals are exposed to asbestos or similar mineral … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma: Penn study says photodynamic therapy added to lung sparing surgery provides superior results for overall survival

Pleural mesothelioma patients who undergo lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) show superior overall survival than patient treated using the conventional therapy of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) (or en bloc removal of the lung and surrounding tissue) with PDT, … Continue reading

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Advanced melanoma vaccine improves response rate, survival: first cancer vaccine to show an improved response rate in patients: NEJM

A vaccine for one of the most lethal cancers, advanced melanoma, has improved response rate and progression-free survival for patients when combined with the immunotherapy drug Interleukin-2, according to research led by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson … Continue reading

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Cancer survivors number 12,000,000 in US

The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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