Rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma points to targeted therapy

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor that, in many cases, results from exposure to asbestos. But over the last several decades, other caus...

September 15, 2017 by moderator with 0 comments

Mesothelioma shows promising response to existing immunotherapy drug

An existing immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab appears to be effective in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare and aggres...

March 31, 2017 by moderator with 0 comments

Active agent from the Caribbean sea cucumber could improve treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have discovered a new option for treating malignant p...

October 25, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

Landmark asbestosis ruling is good news for sufferers, UK

Court of Appeal rules entitlement to proportional compensation from as low as 2.3%. In a landmark asbestosis case, The Court of Appeal ruled toda...

July 29, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

Mesothelioma surgery improves quality of life, study finds

Although surgery can prolong the lives of patients with an aggressive type of cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma, many patients avoid t...

June 9, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

Immunotherapy with live bacterium improves response rate in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Immunotherapy with a live bacterium combined with chemotherapy demonstrated more than 90% disease control and 59% response rate in patients with ...

April 14, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

Mesothelioma gene-targeting drug looks hopeful

A new study raises hope for the treatment of mesothelioma – a rare and deadly cancer predominantly caused by exposure to asbestos. It shows...

March 15, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

Gene study uncovers ‘spectrum of mutations’ in mesothelioma

A new study identifies previously unknown genetic alterations behind mesothelioma – a rare and deadly cancer whose main cause is exposure t...

March 1, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

The test that reveals cancer sooner

MorNuCo Laboratories of West Lafayette, Indiana, and their ONCOblot® Test recently completed a retrospective clinical trial focusing on the earl...

February 5, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments

Study suggests improvements in how mesothelioma is staged

Weight and volume of tumor help predict survival. A new study suggests that significant improvements could be made in the scoring system physicia...

February 4, 2016 by moderator with 0 comments