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3 weeks ago

What is Pleural...

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh highlights six factors associated with improved survival in mesothelioma patients. Less than 45 years old, female, histological subtype, peritoneal mesothelioma, stage I cancer, treated with surgery and chemotherapy. This knowledge, combined with recent reports showing promising results from the use of new Read More

3 weeks ago

Malignant Pleural...

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor that, despite advances in diagnostic procedures and biomolecular research, has a poor prognosis. Symptoms reflect the extent of the disease and include shortness of breath and chest pain. Unexplained pleural effusion and pleural pain in asbestos-exposed patients should raise the suspicion of MPM. Read More

3 weeks ago

Mesothelioma:...

Mesothelioma mostly affects older adults who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma incidence and global mortality rates are unknown, because data are not available from developing countries that continue to use large amounts of asbestos. The incidence of mesothelioma has declined in Australia, the United States, and Western Europe, Read More

3 weeks ago

What is Malignant...

Malignant mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, severe cancer of the pleural surface associated with exposure to asbestos. Median survival for MPM patients is a mere 8-14 months, there are few biomarkers and no treatment is available. It is hoped that, eventually, the incidence of MPM will decrease and remain low Read More

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What is Malignant...

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare growth of mesothelial cells that is strongly associated with exposure to asbestos. Epithelial cells form the layers lining the viscera. Mesothelioma can occur in any mesothelial layer such as the peritoneum or pericardium. The pleural layer is by far the most common, leading to malignant Read More

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