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Diagnosing Diffuse Mesothelioma with Novel Biomarker CD47

  • Author: David Haas
  • Date: 3/9/2018

Diagnosing Diffuse Mesothelioma with Novel Biomarker CD47

For many rare cancers, early detection and accurate diagnosis have been an ongoing struggle for years. The low incidence rates and often unclear symptoms are just a few factors that can impact a doctor’s ability to recognize these diseases, like diffuse mesothelioma. In more recent years, researchers have made some advancements in diagnostic methods to more accurately and quickly detect even rare cancers.

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Nicholas Hondrogen: A Prolific Art Career Abruptly Ended by Mesothelioma

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 3/1/2018

Nicholas Hondrogen: A Prolific Art Career Abruptly Ended by Mesothelioma

Nicholas Hondrogen was a true artist, applying his creative energy to a number of mediums throughout his career. Since his days in art school, Hondrogen showed his highly ambitious nature. Though his program at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts was meant to span the course of five years, after some encouragement from Flemish artist Jan Cox, Hondrogen completed his education in just two years.

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Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise for Mesothelioma

  • Author: Jillian McKee
  • Date: 2/14/2018

Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise for Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy has become such an important aspect of cancer research after showing great promise for so many cancers, including mesothelioma. As research continues to show just how unique each case of cancer truly is from patient to patient, the need for personalized medicine continues to be pushed to the forefront. As such, one form of cancer immunotherapy, called personalized cancer vaccines, has become an increasingly important aspect of research.

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5 Things to Know About Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

  • Author: David Haas
  • Date: 2/7/2018

5 Things to Know About Mesothelioma Life Expectancy | Mesothelioma.com

After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, for many the biggest question is: “How long will I survive?” Unfortunately, determining mesothelioma life expectancy is a complicated question that can vary widely between patients for a number of individual factors.

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How a Breath Test Can Detect Mesothelioma in Earlier Stages

  • Author: Jillian McKee
  • Date: 1/3/2018

How a Breath Test Can Detect Mesothelioma in Earlier Stages

One of the known challenges of effectively treating mesothelioma is the difficulty in properly diagnosing the rare cancer in its early stages. The long latency period after asbestos exposure coupled with nonspecific symptoms often lead to misdiagnosis until the mesothelioma has become more advanced.

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Most Inspirational Mesothelioma Stories for 2018

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 12/29/2017

Most Inspirational Mesothelioma Stories for 2018 | Mesothelioma.com

While a lot of people are looking back at the impact of asbestos and mesothelioma over the past year, we at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance wanted to take a look ahead and shed some light on what we think will be some of the most inspirational stories to follow in the upcoming year.

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The Rise of Mesothelioma in Young Adults

  • Author: David Haas
  • Date: 12/21/2017

The Rise of Mesothelioma in Young Adults

Mesothelioma has long been viewed as an old man’s disease. For many years, the typical patient would be a senior male, with the majority of new cases occurring in those 55 and older. But in more recent years, the health impacts of asbestos have started to become increasingly apparent in younger generations. Secondhand exposure to asbestos, as well as exposure through DIY home projects, have become bigger concerns in the community.

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Jenni DeHart Remembers Her Father’s Battle with Stage 4 Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 11/29/2017

Jenni DeHart Remembers Her Father’s Battle With Stage 4 Pleural Mesothelioma

Jim Leonard was a devoted dad and grandfather, enjoying retired life on the golf course and going to as many sporting events as he could. Leonard would cheer on his grandchildren and his hometown team, the Franklin Wildcats, and was a devoted fan of the University of Tennessee, a team he got to know as a young boy before his family moved to Ohio.

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The Benefits of Comprehensive Support Services for Mesothelioma Families

  • Author: Dr. Raphael Bueno
  • Date: 11/20/2017

Comprehensive Support Services for Mesothelioma Families | Mesothelioma.com

Following the diagnosis of mesothelioma, patients often feel overwhelmed. They have many questions and concerns—for themselves and for their families. Patients worry how their loved ones will cope. The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has a dedicated support team to provide comfort, compassion, and companionship during this difficult time for the patient as well as for the caregiver, most often the spouse. The IMP support staff includes a patient liaison coordinator, a chaplain, a dedicated social worker and two trained nurses who provide post-surgery care. Social worker Beth Flanzbaum, MSW, LICSW and chaplain John Kearns work alongside patient navigator Sheryl Ann Chicoine, Thornton House Coordinator Martha Williams, and nursing liaisons Lisa Hyde-Barrett, RN and Ellie Ericson, RN. One of the physician assistants is also assigned as the mesothelioma PA every week. Together, they create a support network for mesothelioma patients and their families before, during, and after their stay at the hospital.

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Steve McQueen and Mesothelioma: An Actor and Veteran’s Last Battle

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 11/7/2017

Steve McQueen and Mesothelioma: An Actor and Veteran’s Last Battle

When Steve McQueen was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in the late 1970s, it came as a shock to many people. Known as the “King of Cool,” McQueen had been a rising star in the 1960s. He had a rough childhood and a reputation as a “bad boy,” and that background helped him find his way into some of the most popular movies of the time, including The Thomas Crown Affair, The Cincinnati Kid, and The Great Escape. By the early 1970s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in America.

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