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New Detection Test For Lung Cancer In Development

Lung cancer, like asbestosis and mesothelioma, can be caused by exposure to asbestos.  Many who suffer from lung cancer and mesothelioma have to undergo invasive procedures when being diagnosed.  However, new procedures are being developed to test for lung cancer and may help trigger the development of similar tests for other cancers. Promising New Lung…

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Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) – Mesothelioma Treatment When Pemetrexed (Alimta) and Cisplatin Stop Working

Treatment of malignant mesothelioma has been extremely difficult.  Not only is malignant mesothelioma resistant to most forms of chemotherapy drugs, but even when the mesothelioma tumor responds to the standard protocol of treatment with Alimta (Pemetrexed) and Cisplatin, the malignant mesothelioma eventually becomes resistant to these drugs as well.  It is not known whether the…

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Role of Asbestos in the Development of Mesothelioma Studied by IMP Research Team

The fact that asbestos exposure can cause malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases is well established.  However, despite years of research, the actual mechanisms by which asbestos fibers cause disease on a cellular level remain unclear.  The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) research team at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston continues to investigate the…