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United States Specialists Refine the HIPEC Approach

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an alternative to traditional systemic chemotherapy, and one of the most innovative treatments available for complex abdominal cancers. While traditional chemotherapy is delivered through the bloodstream of a patient, HIPEC is a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment that is delivered directly to the abdomen of a patient during surgery. Benefits » Read More

Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Research

The lung disease referred to as mesothelioma is a type of cancer that has been linked to exposure to asbestos.  The disease shows up years after exposure and can be deadly.  To date, patients diagnosed with mesothelioma have had limited treatment options. That may be about to change. Traditional Treatments With cancer, normal cells have » Read More

New Asbestos Detection Tool

Approximately one million homes in the United States have attics in which vermiculite was used as insulation. Vermiculite is a light brown or gray mineral. Much of the vermiculite may have originated from a Montana mine, and vermiculite from this source may contain trace levels of asbestiform amphibole. This particular product was marketed under the » Read More

Human Trials to Begin for New Potential Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive type of cancer that is caused when asbestos is lodged within the lining of the lungs or other organs. Recently, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have received a $20 million grant to perform studies on humans involving blocking the protein CD47. Blocking this protein in mice has » Read More