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Radiation Treatment May Worsen Lung Function in Mesothelioma

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, a highly precise method of delivering radiation to a tumor, may improve survival in people with malignant pleural mesothelioma, but it may also make it harder for them to breathe. Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Princeton Radiation Oncology reached that conclusion after evaluating 24 mesothelioma surgery patients […]

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Multi-Center Study Reveals “Genomic Basis” of Mesothelioma

Scientists from some of the country’s most prestigious research facilities have published what they say is the “first unbiased view of the genomic basis of malignant pleural mesothelioma.” Doctors with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, and the Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Genome Technology at New York’s […]

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In Search of a Better Mesothelioma Blood Test

Will it ever be possible to accurately diagnose mesothelioma with a blood test alone? German scientists say a panel of different types of biomarkers – instead of a single type, such as a protein – may be the answer. A team from the Center of Molecular Medicine in Bochum, Germany tested the blood of 43 male mesothelioma […]

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