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Carbon Nanotubes: Shape May Impact Mesothelioma Risk

A new study contains more disturbing news for people who work in certain areas of materials science. Researchers have once again connected inhalation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma, a deadly cancer most often associated with asbestos. Like asbestos fibers, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are small enough to be inhaled […]

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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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