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WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA AND WHO MIGHT BE AT RISK?

WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA AND WHO MIGHT BE AT RISK?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which usually grows in the pleural membrane in the side of the chest. The chest contains two layers, the pleural space, which are both as thin as the skin of a balloon. The layers, known as the pluera or pleural membrane, line the outside of the lung (inner...

Spread of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma reduced by platinum-based drug

Spread of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma reduced by platinum-based drug
Researchers at the University of Salento in Italy have discovered a platinum-based drug that has shown to be more effective in reducing the growth of the most aggressive type of mesothelioma cancer cells, sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma, than cisplatin, the drug which is currently most widely used. The drug, Ptac2S was shown in the study...

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