Mesothelioma Breaking News


New Blood Test May Improve Diagnostic Accuracy for Mesothelioma

The developers of a new blood test for mesothelioma say it is much more accurate than previous tests and could improve diagnosis and disease monitoring. The new test is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) system designed to detect the protein N-ERC/mesothelin. N-ERC/mesothelin is overexpressed in mesothelioma and some other types of cancer. ELISA tests use […]

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Man-Made Fiber May Compound Mesothelioma Risk from Asbestos

Workers exposed to both asbestos and another insulation material called refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) are more than 4 times as likely to develop malignant pleural mesothelioma as are workers who were only exposed to asbestos. That is the conclusion of a new study from a team of French scientists at the University of Bordeaux. Asbestos, […]

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Mesothelioma Cells Respond Better to Chemotherapy Drug When Pretreated with Two Compounds

There’s new evidence that a transplant anti-rejection drug and a chemical compound similar to curcumin may both increase the mesothelioma-fighting power of chemotherapy with less harm to healthy cells. Chemotherapy with platinum-based drugs like cisplatin is the fist-line treatment for pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-linked cancer that starts on the mesothelium  surrounding the lungs . One […]

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