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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 […]


Promising Mesothelioma Therapy Combo Reportedly Shrinks Tumors, Inhibits Regrowth

Doctors in Japan are optimistic about a new treatment protocol that they say shrunk mesothelioma tumors in mice by 80% and helped keep tumors from growing back. The treatment consists of a combination of pemetrexed (Alimta), the first chemotherapy drug approved specifically for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT) that kills […]

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