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PET/CT and Mesothelioma Staging: Better Imaging Techniques are Needed

PET/CT imaging may be a more effective way of staging malignant pleural mesothelioma than CT alone, but Swiss cancer researchers say there is still room for improvement. Scientists with the Institute of Diagnostic and interventional Radiology at the University Hospital of Zurich have just released a new study detailing the benefits and limitations of PET/CT. […]

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Mesothelioma Subtype Predicts Poor Survival Odds

Not all types of malignant pleural mesothelioma are created equal. And new research suggests there may be important cellular differences within subtypes that could have an impact on survival. Histological subtyping, which involves classifying mesothelioma types by certain microscopic features, plays a crucial role in diagnosis, treatment, and determining life expectancy in malignant pleural mesothelioma. The […]

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Report Finds Mesothelioma “Grossly Under-Recognized” in Spain

A team of health researchers in Spain have uncovered evidence of “gross under-recognition” of the problem of malignant pleural mesothelioma in the country. The newly-published study, was conducted by the Ministry of Health in Madrid and the Department of History of Science at the University of Granada. According to the report, although asbestos-related occupational cancers like […]

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