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Breath Test Developed for Early Mesothelioma Detection


Early diagnosis is a rarity in the mesothelioma community. Therefore, developments in technology that allow for early detection are crucial for patient survival. One of the newest developments in technology is a breath test. The breath test works by identifying key biomarkers in a patient’s breath. Doctors are hopeful that the breath test will give » Read More

New Radiotherapy May Extend Survival Rate of Mesothelioma Patients


Mesothelioma is a lung disease that affects the surrounding tissue caused by exposure to asbestos. The disease, a form of cancer, usually occurs many years after exposure. Mesothelioma tends not to display any early signs or symptoms. Accordingly, most cases are not found until they are quite advanced. Late detection and the aggressive nature of the » Read More

Clinical Trial Explores Family Predisposition


A new clinical trial by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for mesothelioma patients and their families is open. This particular trial focuses on genetic predisposition to mesothelioma and ways to potentially alter this effect. An NCI investigator says this important, long-term study has implications not only for the patient, but for their family members. Early » Read More

FDA Approves New Treatment for Mesothelioma


Those diagnosed with mesothelioma have a new treatment option for the first time in 15 years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new first-line therapy that uses electric fields to treat tumors in combination with chemotherapy. The treatment, called Novocure, uses low-intensity alternating electric fields to specifically target and inhibit the replication » Read More

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