Oncology & Cancer

High levels of blood-based protein specific to mesothelioma

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have discovered the protein product of a little-known gene may one day prove useful in identifying and monitoring the development of mesothelioma in early stages, when aggressive treatment ...

Oncology & Cancer

A sad legacy—Victims of childhood asbestos exposure

(Medical Xpress)—"Wittenoom kids" who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the north-west of Western Australia are now developing a range of cancers or dying at a rate well above the average population, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis cases linked with asbestos exposure

A proportion of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases may be linked with asbestos exposure, according to the results of a new study. If confirmed, the findings would mean that current treatment strategies need to be altered ...

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