When “Breast Cancer” is Actually Mesothelioma

When “Breast Cancer” is Actually Mesothelioma
What is most unusual about the Italian case is that mesothelioma spread to breast tissue. As Dr. Framarino-Dei-Malatesta observes, such metastases are rare and point to the importance of ruling out breast cancer in order to decide how to treat such a …
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Aduro Receives Orphan Drug Designation for CRS-207 in Mesothelioma
This designation potentially allows Aduro seven years of limited marketing exclusivity in the United States if it is the first to obtain FDA marketing approval for mesothelioma, and qualifies the company for grant funding to offset the cost of clinical …
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New Delivery System May Make Popular Mesothelioma Drug More Effective
Pemetrexed (Alimta) was approved for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma in 2004 and remains the only drug specifically for the treatment of this intractable cancer. Because of its toxicity, pemetrexed can't be given in very high doses and usually …
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UK Pemetrexed Trial Looks at Mesothelioma Prognostic Markers
The South West Area Mesothelioma and Pemetrexed (SWAMP) trial, ongoing in England, aims to examine different factors relating to malignant mesothelioma diagnosis, management, and outcomes. In a study published recently in the British Journal of …
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