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Mesothelioma Awareness Day


Each year, advocates for patients with mesothelioma raise awareness of the disease on September 26th. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. There are activities both on September 26 and other surrounding dates to help educate and raise money for research to benefit current mesothelioma patients, and to remember » Read More

Radiation as Treatment for Mesothelioma


Radiation can be used as one of many regimens involved in treatment for mesothelioma. Radiation can be used to stop growth of tumors, or it can be used to relieve pain for people in the palliative stage with pleural mesothelioma. Radiation works by applying ionizing radiation to damage the DNA which can cause growth and » Read More

New Curative Approach to Mesothelioma


In Washington state, a Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)¬†oncologist and researchers are launching a new study, which will be conducted in locations throughout the country. The purpose is to take a more focused, curative approach to mesothelioma treatment. The trial will be more involved and longer than most other medical studies, and there will be » Read More

New Compound Used to Enhance Mesothelioma Treatment


Researchers have discovered a new way to enhance chemotherapy treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Currently, the standard of care for malignant pleural mesothelioma is to treat it with a combination of chemotherapy drugs called pemetrexed (Alimta) and cisplatin. Although this is the standard, the illness rarely responds well to these treatments, as it is effective in » Read More