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When it comes to the extremely deadly cancer mesothelioma, discovering little rays of hope is crucial for patients who all too often feel truly helpless. While many researchers have been looking toward immunotherapy as the new ideal means through which to best treat cases of mesothelioma, specialized immunotherapy drugs have not worked for everyone. Doctors

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New findings suggest that the blood cell test CTC-Chip, a Japanese method of blood testing, detects mesothelioma cells better than CellSearch, the current mesothelioma blood testing system used for diagnosing mesothelioma. What Is Mesothelioma Blood Testing? Sometimes the main mesothelioma tumor sheds mesothelioma cells that circulate throughout the bloodstream. Loose cancer cells are called circulating

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New research from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX suggests acupuncture is a beneficial complementary therapy to conventional cancer treatment that may help people with mesothelioma. The study used acupuncture to treat 375 cancer patients and recorded their symptoms before and after treatment, observing both immediate and long-term symptom improvements in the participants. What

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New research has emerged from the University of Ohio that could transform treatment for mesothelioma patients. Researchers believe that administering a muscle relaxant called papaverine may help to increase the effectiveness of radiation to reduce or eliminate tumors. This could save the lives of those living with asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Radiation for Mesothelioma Can

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Researchers from The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund have discovered a better way of communicating with mesothelioma patients, which can improve patient outcomes and provide a better quality of life. Doctors Kate Hill, Mags Portman, and Zsuzsanna Tabi tested a new “Meet the Researchers” concept with mesothelioma patients, and the results are encouraging. Traditional symposium

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A new study from Japan has shown that the protein mucin 21 (MUC21) can be used to help pathologists (doctors who study disease) distinguish between a mesothelioma diagnosis and adenocarcinoma diagnosis—a type of non-small cell lung cancer that accounts for roughly 40% of lung cancer cases and is a possible mesothelioma misdiagnosis. However, unlike other proteins

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Australian researchers have discovered a protein in lung fluid that could help them determine if a patient has mesothelioma months or potentially even years before the tumor has grown large enough to be visible in scans. Proteins as Mesothelioma Biomarkers Proteins are found naturally in the body. They are what different parts of our bodies

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