Mesothelioma Breaking News


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 […]


Alimta May Extend Mesothelioma Survival as a Maintenance Therapy

There is new evidence that mesothelioma patients may live longer with a higher overall dose of the chemotherapy drug pemetrexed (Alimta). Scientists in Japan have just published details of a case they say could be pivotal to the treatment of intractable malignant pleural mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos and starts […]

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