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Full Archive
The full archive of mesothelioma-related journal articles. All articles belong to this category.
Lung Cancer
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Type of Assessment:
Case Study
A case study or report.
Causation
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.
Environmental Asbestos Exposure
Nanotubes, Nanofibers
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.
Occupational Asbestos Exposure
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.
SV40
Simian Virius 40 polio vaccine.
Diagnosis & Differentiation
Biomarkers
CT or CAT scan
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.
effusion cytology
Immunohistochemistry or IHC
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").
laparoscopy
microRNA
MRI
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.
PET Scan
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.
Pleural Biopsy
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.
pleuroscopy
Serum Marker/Blood Test
thoracoscopy
thoracotomy
Epidemiological
Studies of the causes, distribution, and control of mesothelioma and asbestos diseases in populations.
General
Staging
RECIST
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).
Survival
Symptoms & Symptom Management
Pleural Catheters
Pleural Effusion
An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space.
Treatment
Angiogenesis
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.
Chemotherapy
Bevacizumab (Avastatin)
Carboplatin
Cisplatin (Platinol ®)
Coramsine
Cyclophosphamide
Cycloplatam
Docetaxel (Taxotere)
Doxorubicin
Epirubicin (Ellence)
Erlotinib (Tarceva ®)
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec/Glivec)
Irinotecan
melphalan
mitomycin-C
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)
A platinum chemotherapy drug, similar to cisplatin and carboplatin.
Oxaliplatine
paclitaxel
Pemetrexed (Alimta)
Quercetin
Raltitrexed (Tomudex)
Ranpirnase (Onconase)
Selenite
Sunitinib
Taurolidine
Vinorelbine
Determining Efficacy
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).
EGFR
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.
Gene Therapy
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
Immune-based Therapies
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
Intrapleural Chemotherapy
Kinase Inhibitors
New & Novel
Non-thermal Plasma (NTP)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
pleurodesis
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."
Proteasome inhibitors
Radiation
IMRT
Proton Beam Therapy
Radiotherapy
Tomotherapy
VolCT (volumetric imaging and clinical trials)
volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
Radiofrequency Ablation
Signal Transduction Inhibitors
Surgery
Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.
Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP)
Peritonectomy
Pleurectomy/decortication
Pneumonectomy
Removal of lining of lung
Tumor Debulking
Surgically removing as much of the tumor as possible. Also known as cytoreductive surgery in the pelvic/abdominal area.
video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
Trimodality or Mulitmodality Therapy
Using a combination of treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Commonly, preoperative chemotherapy and postoperative radiation.
Type of Mesothelioma:
Loaction of the turmors and cell characteristics are among the differientiating factors in mesothelioma.
adenomatoid
Benign
Biphasic or Mixed
Combination of epithilioid and sarcomatoid mesothelioma types. Approximately 20-35% of cases are classified as mixed or biphasic mesothelioma.
Deciduoid
Malignant deciduoid mesothelioma (MMD) is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma
desmoplastic
Diffuse mesothelioma
Epithelioid
Epitheliod mesothelioma makes up between 50% and 70% of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma; it also tends to have the best prognosis.
Pericardial
Peritoneal (Abdominal Mesothelioma)
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; cancer of the lining of the abdominal caviety.
Pleural
Malignant pleural mesothelioma; mesothelioma of the lining of the lungs, or pleura.
Sarcomatoid
Less common than epithelioid mesothelioma, only 7% to 20% of mesothelioma are sarcomatoid. Often called the "wild" type because of it's unpredictable nature.
Tunica Vaginalis Testis
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