Mesothelioma Breaking News

  • High Dose IMRT and Surgery Called ‘Innovative and Promising’ for Mesothelioma

    physician Researchers evaluating a new treatment approach for mesothelioma combining high dose radiation and surgery say the method is promising but challenging. Under this protocol, pleural mesothelioma patients receive a total of 25Gy (delivered via IMRT) to the lung pleura over five days. (IMRT is a method for delivering radiation to a highly a targeted area.) The radiation treatment is followed by pleurectomy/decortication ...
  • Even Minimal Asbestos Exposure May Trigger Mesothelioma in People with Gene Mutation

    28185940_genesmesotheliomaAsbestos exposure can be deadly for anyone, but new research suggests that some people are more likely to develop mesothelioma after even minimal exposure. Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that has been associated with lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, and malignant mesothelioma. Most mesothelioma patients are people who worked in  the asbestos industry or in other industries – such as ...
  • British Group Highlights Top Ten Mesothelioma Research Priorities

    31155911_lady researcherThe potential value of immunotherapy, individualized chemotherapy, second-line treatments, and strategies for patient monitoring are among the top ten priorities for mesothelioma research according to British patients, caregivers, and clinicians. The James Lind Alliance specializes in setting priorities for health policy. The group was asked to work with the British National Institute for Health Research to study mesothelioma in the wake ...
What is mesothelioma

What is Mesothelioma

Learn about the types of mesothelioma - pleural and peritoneal, statistics, and how mesothelioma is diagnosed.

Causes of mesothelioma

Causes of Mesothelioma

Learn about the different types of asbestos and where this carcinogenic mineral can be found even today.

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Learn about the compensation available to mesothelioma victims and how to identify reputable law firms.