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adenomatoid (3)Angiogenesis (36)Physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels; anti-angiogenesis therapies are designed at eliminating the growth of blood vessels that feed tumors.Benign (40)Bevacizumab (Avastatin) (11)Biomarkers (72)Biphasic or Mixed (68)Combination of epithilioid and sarcomatoid mesothelioma types. Approximately 20-35% of cases are classified as mixed or biphasic mesothelioma.Carboplatin (37)Case Study (438)A case study or report.Causation (477)Articles dealing with the factors influencing the development of mesothelioma; occupational asbestos exposure is among the most common, but also genetic predisposition, smoking, and other contributing factors.Chemotherapy (418)Cisplatin (Platinol ®) (174)Coramsine (1)CT or CAT scan (96)Computerized axial tomography (or computed tomography) scan is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to create cross-sectional or three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures within the body.Cyclophosphamide (5)Cycloplatam (1)Deciduoid (11)Malignant deciduoid mesothelioma (MMD) is a rare variant of epithelioid mesotheliomadesmoplastic (4)Determining Efficacy (432)Studies which measure or otherwise analyze the effectiveness of various treatments and the methods used to generate the information from which efficacy is determined (for instance, is MRI an effective method to measure chemotherapy results).Diagnosis & Differentiation (682)Diffuse mesothelioma (32)Docetaxel (Taxotere) (2)Doxorubicin (22)effusion cytology (13)EGFR (33)Epidermal growth factor receptor (also known as ErbB1, ErbB, oncogene ErbB, and HER1). A protein found on the surface of cells to which epidermal growth factor (EGF) binds; when this happens, the enzyme tyrosine kinase is activated, triggering reactions that cause the cells to grow and multiply. EGFR is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells.Environmental Asbestos Exposure (207)Epidemiological (180)Studies of the causes, distribution, and control of mesothelioma and asbestos diseases in populations.Epirubicin (Ellence) (4)Epithelioid (169)Epitheliod mesothelioma makes up between 50% and 70% of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma; it also tends to have the best prognosis.Erlotinib (Tarceva ®) (3)Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) (123)Full Archive (2245)The full archive of mesothelioma-related journal articles. All articles belong to this category.Gemcitabine (Gemzar) (56)Gene Therapy (124)General (131)Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec/Glivec) (3)Immune-based Therapies (83)Immunohistochemistry or IHC (163)Often used to diagnose cancer, Immunohistochemistry or IHC is a process by which antibodies are detected in tissue samples by use of a specific antigen or antigens. IHC is also widely used in basic research to understand the distribution and localization of biomarkers in different parts of a tissue (also see "Serum Marker/Blood Test").IMRT (26)Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (71)Intrapleural Chemotherapy (21)Irinotecan (5)Kinase Inhibitors (51)laparoscopy (4)Lung Cancer (54)melphalan (2)microRNA (15)mitomycin-C (6)MRI (16)Magnetic resonance imaging uses radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than x-rays (as in CAT or CT scans) to provide pictures of internal organs and tissues.Nanotubes, Nanofibers (16)Microscopic tubes or fibers, generally made of carbon, the length of a nanometer (1 billionth of a meter). Constructed for use in areas such as electronics, optics, and other fields of material science. As a result of the similarities (in structure, size, and use) between carbon nanotubes and asbestos, concerns have been raised, including the risk of mesothelioma. New & Novel (227)Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) (2)Non-thermal Plasma (NTP) (1)Occupational Asbestos Exposure (324)A wide variety of companies and industries used, and even continue to use, asbestos. While asbestos has never respected job titles, working in certain occupations and industries may increase your likelihood (and that of your family via contaminated clothing) of having been exposed to asbestos. Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) (5)A platinum chemotherapy drug, similar to cisplatin and carboplatin.Oxaliplatine (2)paclitaxel (8)Pemetrexed (Alimta) (183)Pericardial (35)Peritoneal (Abdominal Mesothelioma) (254)Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; cancer of the lining of the abdominal caviety.Peritonectomy (6)PET Scan (48)Positron emission tomography; a computer-generated image of organs and other internal structures generated by through the detection of radiated positrons, emitted from a specific substance administered to the patient.Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) (20)Pleural (842)Malignant pleural mesothelioma; mesothelioma of the lining of the lungs, or pleura.Pleural Biopsy (50)Surgery to remove a sample of the tissue that lines the lungs and the inside of the chest wall which is then examined to check for disease or infection.Pleural Catheters (8)Pleural Effusion (118)An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space.Pleurectomy/decortication (52)pleurodesis (5)A procedure--generally administered through a thoracoscopy or existing chest tube--that creates inflammation in the membranes around the lung, effectively eliminating the pleural space. The elimination of this space then inhibits the accumulation of a pleural effusion. Generally used when the pleural effusion is symptomatic. Talc is used most commonly and effectively for this procedure, thus it is often referred to as "talcing" or as a patient having been "talced."pleuroscopy (1)Pneumonectomy (24)Removal of lining of lungProteasome inhibitors (2)Proton Beam Therapy (2)Quercetin (1)Radiation (115)Radiofrequency Ablation (4)Raltitrexed (Tomudex) (12)Ranpirnase (Onconase) (16)RECIST (8)Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours; this criteria to evaluate tumor response was introduced to unify response assessment criteria, define how to choose evaluable lesions, and enable the use of new imaging technologies (spiral CT and MRI).Sarcomatoid (100)Less common than epithelioid mesothelioma, only 7% to 20% of mesothelioma are sarcomatoid. Often called the "wild" type because of it's unpredictable nature.Selenite (1)Serum Marker/Blood Test (72)Signal Transduction Inhibitors (6)Staging (75)Sunitinib (1)Surgery (279)Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.Survival (239)SV40 (49)Simian Virius 40 polio vaccine.Symptoms & Symptom Management (190)Taurolidine (1)This is a test category (8)thoracoscopy (46)thoracotomy (2)Tomotherapy (6)Treatment (926)Trimodality or Mulitmodality Therapy (63)Using a combination of treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Commonly, preoperative chemotherapy and postoperative radiation.Tumor Debulking (110)Surgically removing as much of the tumor as possible. Also known as cytoreductive surgery in the pelvic/abdominal area.Tunica Vaginalis Testis (34)Type of Assessment: (1950)Type of Mesothelioma: (963)Loaction of the turmors and cell characteristics are among the differientiating factors in mesothelioma.video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) (8)Vinorelbine (12)VolCT (volumetric imaging and clinical trials) (1)volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) (2)
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