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Predicting Survival in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Predicting Survival in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers found a new way of predicting survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients. The prognostic model takes information from the health record to predict survival. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The new prognostic model can help doctors decide on the best treatment plan. This is important for newly-diagnosed patients. And it will have a big impact on their prognosis and quality of life. Many factors can affect a malignant mesothelioma prognosis. Some relate to the patient’s overall health and disease stage or type. While others have to do with the type of treatment the patient undergoes. Several prognostic models have been developed for mesothelioma. These all include information from the patient’s record. And … Continue reading Predicting Survival in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma »