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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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Electricity
The key to increasing  survival for mesothelioma patients is to kill the cancer cells before they can spread to other organs. Treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, all contribute to a patient’s survival, but many times the prognosis remains unchanged. Now, one company has turned to experimenting with delivering electromagnetic waves to the chest of pleural mesothelioma patients and reports improvements in overall survival when combined with chemotherapy. [...]

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blood vessels
Time and again mesothelioma patients discover that while their cancer treatment initially appeared effective, cancer cells slipped away and spread to other areas of their body. It is this metastasis that eludes scientists. Now, researchers report they have identified a protein they can target that will prevent the spread of cancer cells. The LTBP3 protein, known to fuel blood vessel growth, in effect, spurs cancer cells to spread beyond the initial tumor site by traveling in these new [...]

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Norton Thoracic Institute
In October 2016, MesotheliomaHelp reported the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the immunotherapy drug atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ, Genentech Oncology) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy. Now, Genentech reports the FDA has granted priority review for Tecentriq when used in combination with bevacizumab (Avastin), paclitaxel and carboplatin (chemotherapy), for lung cancer patients. [...]

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Is It Just A Cough Or Is It Mesothelioma?
After five years spent testing and retesting over 200,000 different compounds as candidates to be used in the treatment of lung cancer, researchers narrowed the list down to 170 chemicals. Now, the team plans to delve deeper into the mechanisms of the compounds and to assess the effectiveness against other types of cancers. Potentially, mesothelioma and other aggressive cancer patients will benefit from the new discovery. The team of researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical [...]

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