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Chemo Booster May Extend Patient Life

For decades, advancements in treating mesothelioma have been making slow progress. Over the last few years that has changed and progress in diagnostics and treatments have started moving at a much more rapid pace. From diagnosing lung cancer using simple blood tests and breathalyzers, to immunotherapy and new chemotherapy drugs, the battle against this devastating » Read More

HVAC Workers at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure, long known to cause mesothelioma, is a risk for HVAC workers. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and workers regularly handle materials known to contain asbestos. However, not all HVAC workers are trained to recognize and deal with the dangerous substance. The time from asbestos exposure to the time of mesothelioma » Read More

Mesothelioma Breath Test for Early Detection Possible

Mesothelioma is lethal for one key reason: The cancer is usually detected in late stages. Because of this, researchers have been seeking a way to detect mesothelioma or biomarkers associated with the disease in early stages. One test, which was reported a few months back in this blog, is to test the blood of persons » Read More

Mesothelioma Survivor Rate Increasing With Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy drugs are getting positive press. With good reason, these new cancer treatments are delivering good results. The latest success story comes because of Opdivo, the brand of nivolumab used to treat one patient successfully. Nivolumab is an immunotherapy drug. Manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and marketed by the name Opdivo, the medication was approved for » Read More