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Catheter Path Tumors in Mesothelioma Patients May Be Benign

Australian cancer researchers have a warning for doctors treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma: Not all tumors that arise along pleural needle pathways are malignant. People suspected of having pleural mesothelioma often have some type of intervention that involves inserting a needle into the pleura. This can happen in order to obtain a tissue sample […]

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Protein Discovery Could Open Door to New Treatment for 1 in 5 Mesothelioma Patients

A protein expressed on the surface of some mesothelioma cells may play a significant role in how long mesothelioma patients survive. It may also offer a new way to treat the asbestos-linked cancer. That news comes from a team of Spanish researchers presenting their new findings at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Conference […]


Winemaker’s Mesothelioma Blamed on Asbestos Filter

There is new evidence that some wine-making practices could increase the chance of developing malignant pleural mesothelioma. Italian researchers are reporting the first case of mesothelioma in a person whose only known exposure to asbestos was in the winemaking business. The man worked for an Italian winemaker from 1960 to 1988. According to the authors […]

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