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The Biomarker’s Role in Medicine & Mesothelioma Research

The Biomarker's Role in Medicine & Mesothelioma Research

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. We see the term “biomarker” everywhere in medical research, but what does it actually mean? According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a biomarker, or biological marker, …

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Want to Kill Mesothelioma? Cut off Its Blood Supply

Want to Kill Mesothelioma? Cut off Its Blood Supply

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Dealing with a Mesothelioma Diagnosis: The Outlook A cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening things a person can experience in his or her lifetime. What’s …

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Mesothelioma Treatment: The Benefits of Pleurectomy With Decortication

Mesothelioma Treatment: The Benefits of Pleurectomy With Decortication

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Mesothelioma treatments include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or a combination of these approaches. Each of these treatment approaches are different in nature and scope. Radiation uses machines to …

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Mesothelioma Can Only Be Thwarted by Continued Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Can Only Be Thwarted by Continued Clinical Trials

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. A clinical trial is a type of research that involves human participants to study any aspect of medicine. Clinical trials may help us understand how to diagnose …

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Enhancing Mesothelioma Research with Primary Cell Lines

Enhancing Mesothelioma Research with Primary Cell Lines

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Researchers in the United Kingdom recently published an important article that may change the way we study one of the world’s most difficult-to-treat cancers: malignant mesothelioma. The …

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Comprehensive Clinical Trial Databases for Mesothelioma Patients

Comprehensive Clinical Trial Databases for Mesothelioma Patients

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. In the whirlwind that follows a mesothelioma diagnosis, patients and their loved ones are often too busy to seek out clinical trials. Thankfully, organizations like the nonprofit …

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How to Diagnose, Determine, and Treat Mesothelioma

How to Diagnose, Determine, and Treat Mesothelioma

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Hearing that you or a loved one has mesothelioma is shocking and devastating news. With little chance of cure, many different kinds of mesothelioma, and a variety …

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How Are Different Kinds of Mesothelioma Classified?

How Are Different Kinds of Mesothelioma Classified?

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Despite the fact that asbestos is not yet banned in the U.S., it’s well established that malignant mesothelioma is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is …

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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) Tactics & Techniques

Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) Tactics & Techniques

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. The key to maximizing the lifespan of a mesothelioma patient is discovering the cancer as soon as possible. The earlier the disease is detected, the more treatment …

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