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Author: Nancy Meredith

The Results of Mesothelioma Research are Worth The Wait
In January, MesotheliomaHelp reported on the use of a Biocept, Inc. blood test as a possible early detection tool for mesothelioma. Now, the company reports it is testing the same tool to determine if it can help predict disease recurrence in lung cancer patients. According to a July 23 press release from Biocept, Inc., the company is partnering with UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center with two clinical studies – one to predict cancer recurrence and another to predict treatment [...]

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Computer Screen
Ubiquitous computing can no longer be ignored in the medical field. With nearly every patient and doctor connected and constantly available, mobile apps and personal medical devices are beginning  to play a role in cancer care. Doctors can monitor a mesothelioma patient’s vital signs, side effects and symptoms through a cell phone. Now, researchers report they are taking the “power of computing” one step further by tracking cancer metastasis, or the spread of cancer, [...]

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Data Monitor
The National Institutes of Health has announced its “All of Us” research program is now open for enrollment. The program is looking for one million people to share their health information over decades to be used to speed up health research breakthroughs and to advance precision medicine. Part of the Precision Medicine Initiative introduced by President Obama in January 2015, the “All of Us” program was created to support research to develop more effective ways to [...]

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asbestosis lawsuit
Chemotherapy is vital in the treatment of mesothelioma.  However,  it often results in side effects, such as low blood cell counts, thinned or brittle hair, loss of appetite or weight, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, that can be difficult for patients to manage and can sometimes outweigh the benefits of the treatment. Now, researchers report they have developed a technique for delivering medications that are “free of side effects.” Researchers from the University of Virginia [...]

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Mesothelioma Xray
The goal of treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, is to kill off mesothelioma cells to increase the survival for the patients. But researchers report they discovered dying cancer cells communicate to their surviving cells that can then alter their genetic makeup to fight back the drugs. Finding a way to block this cell-to-cell communication is now the target for development of a novel cancer treatment. Researchers from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Russia and South [...]

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