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PET Supports Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Prognosis

A new Italian report confirms the role of positron emission tomography in both prognosis and tracking of treatment effectiveness in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique that highlights metabolic activity in the body.  PET scanning detects gamma rays emitted by a tracer that is delivered into […]

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‘Tunnels’ Between Cells: A New Target for Mesothelioma Treatment?

Could microscopic channels between mesothelioma cells hold the key to treating this aggressive cancer? Researchers with two of the country’s top cancer centers believe they could. Doctors with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have just released a new report on cellular structures called tunneling nanotubes […]

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Chemotherapy May be Underutilized for Mesothelioma

A team of researchers in Australia say a percentage of mesothelioma patients who might benefit from chemotherapy are not getting it. In some countries, the percentage could be as high as 47%. Doctors from the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute and Sydney Medical School reached their conclusions by comparing data on mesothelioma patients and their tumor […]

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