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Chemotherapy-Related Skin Rashes in Mesothelioma Patients

New research is calling into question the need for an oral course of a corticosteroid that is often given to mesothelioma patients before chemotherapy with Alimta (pemetrexed). Dexamethasone...

New Data Suggest a Mesothelioma Blood Test is Possible

A new technology that looks for genetic material from cancer cells in the blood could open the door to the fastest, easiest way yet to diagnose early...

Pacific Mesothelioma 5K Funds Research and Builds Community

As the medical outreach liaison for The Mesothelioma Center at, I meet with the nation’s top specialists and researchers who strive to find a cure for...

Lung Fluid Proteins Could be Key to Earlier Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Australian researchers say proteins found in lung fluid could hold the key to diagnosing pleural mesothelioma months or even years before a tumor is visible on imaging...

5 Things to Know About Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos fibers is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Any amount of asbestos exposure is considered dangerous, even for those who do not directly...

New Cancer Gene Findings Could Lead to the Development of Targeted Mesothelioma Therapy

New research has shown that reducing the activity of one type of microRNA (miRNA) can slow down the growth of cancer cells and regulate proteins. With this...

Inhalable Formula May Be Key to Fighting Mesothelioma with Red Wine

Scientists may finally have found a way to make a compound in red wine more effective against lung cancers like pleural mesothelioma. Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant compound found...

Dr. Taylor Ripley Joins the Baylor College of Medicine

In light of Dr. Sugarbaker’s passing, the Baylor College of Medicine has brought on Dr. Taylor Ripley as the director of the Mesothelioma Treatment Center and as...

Targeted Mesothelioma Therapy Shows Promising Results in Phase 1 Clinical Trial

A phase one clinical trial that is looking into mesothelin-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has shown promise for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma by reprogramming the...

Short Term Mesothelioma Survival Better with Conservative Surgery

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have added their voices to the ongoing debate over the best type of surgery for malignant pleural...

Be Prepared for Out-of-Pocket Costs of Mesothelioma

Nearly 1 in 5 elderly cancer patients struggle with out-of-pocket health care costs, according to a recent report from researchers at Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University...

MicroRNA Panel Could Impact Mesothelioma Compensation

Italian scientists say it may be possible to determine if a case of lung cancer or malignant mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos by examining tiny...

Sugarbaker Legacy Includes 22-Year Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor

Dr. David Sugarbaker left behind a legacy of surgical excellence, groundbreaking advances and unwavering dedication to his patients. Mesothelioma survivor Sissy Hoffman is a living testament to that...

Mesothelioma: The Silent Killer Linked to Asbestos

Yu Ying Mei is a fifth-year pharmacy student at St. John’s University. She is the first-place winner of the Fall 2018 scholarship. The dangerous carcinogen asbestos has...

Asbestos Concrete in Water Systems a Cause for Concern

Alexandra Der is the second-place winner of the Fall 2018 scholarship. As an engineer pursuing my master’s degree in design of water and waste water systems, I...

Is it Time for a Curcumin-Based Mesothelioma Treatment?

Yet another scientific study appears to confirm the power of the spice-derived compound curcumin as a weapon against malignant pleural mesothelioma. The Chinese researchers who conducted the...

Surgery Improves Survival for Patients with Rare Mesothelioma Subtypes

A new study has some hopeful news for people with the most dangerous subtypes of malignant pleural mesothelioma. In an article in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery,...
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