Category Archives: Cancer: Mesothelioma

New drug hope for mesothelioma






A new drug is showing promise as a treatment for mesothelioma – one of the most lethal cancers of all. The drug, known as HRX9, works by preventing the cancer cells from avoiding apoptosis – the natural process by which … Continue reading






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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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