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Yondelis May Be New Mesothelioma Treatment Option, Researchers Say
New research suggests that Yondelis, a drug already approved to treat ovarian cancer, may also prove effective for treating the rare cancer mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos and extremely difficult to treat. In a study published this …
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About mesothelioma
A difficult-to-treat cancer mostly caused by exposure to asbestos While we generally think of cancer as a disease primarily driven by genetic and lifestyle factors, there are some types of cancer that are caused by environmental exposure to hazardous …

Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival
FRIDAY, Dec. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Surgery that preserves the lung, when combined with other therapies, appears to extend the lives of people with a subtype of the rare and deadly cancer mesothelioma, a new study suggests. Tracking 73 patients with …

Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patients
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center announced today that it has opened a new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma. This is the first in-human …
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Childhood Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare form of aggressive cancer that affects the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos. It is usually the cancer of old age due to its long latency period. The average age at the time of …
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