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Blog Posts in August, 2017

Treating Mesothelioma with microRNAs

A microRNA is a small molecule of RNA which plays a fundamental role in the way in which genes are expressed. The link between the reduction microRNA and cancer was first established well over a ...
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New Study Confirms Mesothelioma Risk Plateau

A new study out of Italy confirmed the findings from a previous study – that mesothelioma risk plateaus around 40 years after exposure. The report, published in Occupational and Environmental ...
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New Study Reveals Differences In Mesothelioma Treatment Outcomes

A new report published in Lung Cancer uncovered some striking facts while studying 442 patients with mesothelioma. The study included the 2011 data from the National Cancer Institute’s ...
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New Report Confirms Patients Live Longer With Trimodal Therapy

A recently wrapped up ten year study has concluded that trimodal therapy increases survival rates for mesothelioma patients. The report, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, studied 6,645 ...
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Mesothelioma Facts And Statistics

The statistics only show a sliver of the total devastation that mesothelioma has caused good people and their families. Data is always helps to remove the cloak of uncertainty that accompanies a ...
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Medical Thoracoscopy Deemed Safe And Valuable For Mesothelioma Patients

Following the study of 833 malignant mesothelioma patients, Chinese researchers published a report of their findings in BMC Pulmonary Medicine. The conclusion was that the thoracoscopy is safe and ...
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Radiotherapy For Lymphoma May Be A Mesothelioma Risk Factor

A new large population, four decade study published in Cancer Causes and Control reports that people who had lymphoma and were treated with radiotherapy suffered a higher risk of mesothelioma. The ...
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Common Mesothelioma Diet Related Issues and Solutions

Problem #1: Loss of Appetite Try eating a large meal when you feel up to it no matter what time it is. Calorie rich liquid diets sometimes make it easier to consume more Try eating several smaller ...
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New Drug Creates Hope For Slowing Aggressive Mesothelioma

Sarcomatoid is the least common form of mesothelioma, however it is typically the most aggressive of the three mesothelioma types. Prognosis for sarcomatoid is usually poor because treatment is very ...
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Hopeful News For Peritoneal Mesothelioma Drug, Apitolisib

Peritoneal is a rarer form of mesothelioma accounting for about 20% of the total diagnoses of the asbestos caused cancer. It starts on the membrane that surround the abdominal organs and can quickly ...
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Study Dashes Hopes That Tremelimumab May Extend Survival Rates

A report published in The Lancet Oncology had sobering news for the drug Tremelimumab, a drug that had produced high hopes that it could extend survival rates for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. ...
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