Blog Posts - Mesothelioma Treatment

Multi-Modal Mesothelioma Treatment Leads to Three-Year Survival

There has been some encouraging news this month for patients suffering from an aggressive form of lung cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma. New research suggests that, even in patients with advanced mesothelioma, long-term survival...
by Mesothelioma Blog Article on Dec 2, 2016

Measuring Mesothelioma Treatment Response with Biomarkers

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is notoriously difficult to treat and doctors often have to try different treatment combinations to produce a response. But how can they know if a particular treatment strategy is working?A team of researchers...
by Mesothelioma Blog Article on Dec 2, 2016

Treatments to prolong life for mesothelioma patients closer

Researchers have uncovered a strange way that asbestos-related tumours grow, which could pave the way towards better treatments. The scientists at Adelaide’s Flinders University have found that malignant mesothelioma tumours are able to transfo...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 15, 2016

New Paradigms in the Treatment of Mesothelioma and NSCLC: An Overview by Fred Hirsch

Dr. Haffizulla: Welcome to PracticeUpdate. I’m Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla. Joining me today is Dr. Fred Hirsch, CEO of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr.
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 11, 2016

Systemically administered RNAi molecule sensitizes malignant pleural mesothelioma cells to pemetrexed therapy

Pemetrexed (PMX) is a key drug for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, its therapeutic efficacy is cruelly restricted in many clinical settings by the over-expression of thymidylate synthase (TS) gene. Recently, we emphasi...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 2, 2016

Arginine Deprivation for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Arginine deprivation is a novel anticancer strategy in argininosuccinate synthetase 1 (ASS1)–negative tumors. In a multicenter, phase II trial, immunohistochemistry identified 68 patients with ASS1 deficiency among 201 patients with malignant pleur...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 26, 2016

Scientists discover new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma

Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. For the first time in the world, they were able to show in a preclinical study, both...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 24, 2016

For Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma The Identification Of Molecular Profiles Is Helpful In Selecting Targeted Therapies

A relatively new medical journal article reports on a development which may improve survival time for those men and women who, unfortunately, have developed malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). From the Abstract for a 2014 Clinical Cancer Research a...
by AsbestosHUB on May 20, 2014

Progression Of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Might Be Slowed Down By Systemic Delivery Of Stem Cells

New medical research out of the United Kingdom (UK) suggests using stem cell therapy to decrease tumor burden as a new possible treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. From a March 19, 2014 news report, “Systemic stem cell therapy reduces...
by AsbestosHUB on May 13, 2014

The Radical Surgery Procedure Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) Is Controversial, At Best, As A Treatment Of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) as a surgical treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma became popular in the 1990s due, in part, to a number of papers authored by the renowned Dr. David Sugarbaker. Now, however, that particular surgery option for...
by AsbestosHUB on Apr 29, 2014

Well-Known Mesothelioma Medical Doctor David Sugarbaker Moving From Brigham And Women’s Hospital To Lung Disease Center At Baylor College Of Medicine

A leader in the care of pleural mesothelioma, Dr. David Sugarbaker, will direct the mesothelioma clinical and research program at the Lung Institute, a new comprehensive lung disease center at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. From a March 24, 201...
by AsbestosHUB on Apr 21, 2014

A Few New Immunotherapy Mesothelioma Treatment Options Were Discussed At The European Lung Cancer Conference 2014

Some investigational immunotherapy drugs that act on the programmed cell death pathway in lung cancer patients are now being considered as a new treatment means for patients with mesothelioma. Several presentations at the recent European Lung Cancer...
by AsbestosHUB on Mar 28, 2014

New Therapy Approach Has A Double Effect On Malignant Mesothelioma Cells Says Medical Researchers In Vermont

There seems to be some hopeful news coming out of the Department of Pathology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. In January 2014 an article written by some researchers there was published online by the Cancer Pre...
by AsbestosHUB on Feb 27, 2014

New Medical Study About Mesothelioma Treatment Shows Benefit Of Radiation Therapy Prior To Surgical Procedure

In January 2014 there was some apparent good news regarding how one might medically treat individuals who have developed mesothelioma. In short, a recent article published by the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggests that the treatment of mesotheliom...
by AsbestosHUB on Jan 22, 2014

Mesothelioma Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is commonly used to treat skin cancers, some types of lung cancers, and pleural mesothelioma. This therapy involves the use of light energy to eliminate cancer cells. The patient is given an I.V. solution of medication designed t...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Mesothelioma Gene Therapy

Mesothelioma gene therapy is a newer treatment used in conjunction with chemotherapy. The type of gene therapy used for mesothelioma patients is often referred to as “suicide gene therapy” because it forces cancer cells to cause their own death.
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Mesothelioma Radiation

Radiation therapy is a form of mesothelioma treatment that is usually given in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. Radiation works by using beams of intense energy like X-rays to kill cancer cells. There are 2 types of...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy usually involves the intravenous administration of drugs designed to interfere with the processes that occur during cell division, thereby killing rapidly dividing cancer cells.Depending on the stage of a patient’s mesothelioma, chemot...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Mesothelioma Surgery

There are a number of surgical procedures that may offer hope or have a palliative effect for mesothelioma patients.Thoracentesis is a minimally invasive procedure during which a needle is inserted into the chest cavity to drain excess fluid and prov...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Surgical Procedure Is Good Treatment Option For Patients With Certain Type Of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) According To New Medical Study

The following comes from a December 2013 news article, “Chest wall resection effective for recurrent mesothelioma”, about some recent medical research findings published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Salvage ches...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 18, 2013

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