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Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Survival Challenges

Patients who are diagnosed with sarcomatoid mesothelioma face a much poorer outlook than those with the more common epithelioid form of the disease, according to a study published online January 15 in the journal, Modern Pathology. The study also found evidence linking sarcomatoid mesothelioma with higher asbestos exposures, and confirmed that proteins called cytokeratins (CK) are among the most useful markers for diagnosing this type of mesothelioma. Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least common form of this already rare cancer, comprising only about 10 percent of the 2,000 to 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It is also the most aggressive type of this disease. Studies find that patients with sarcomatoid mesothelioma survive for an average of just five … Continue reading Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Survival Challenges »