Mesothelioma science news

San Pedro, CA – September 27, 2007

1. Pleural biopsy using thoracoscopy is less efficient at determining whether the mesothelioma subtype is epithelial or biphasic. Link here.

2. Coast Guard shipyard workers show higher rates of cancer, mesothelioma. Link here.

3. A growth factor secreted by stem cells increases the viability of malignant mesothelioma cells, and research on a particular feedback pathway may help explain how this growth factor affects mesothelioma and other tumors. Link here.

4. Mesothelioma deaths in Spain will increase at least until 2016, and data do not allow a prediction of the year mortality will start decreasing. Link here.

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