Monthly Archives: February 2014

Legendary NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw addresses the audience at the 2nd Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Gala, Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2009. Since 1994, TAPS has provided over 25,000 surviving families with ongoing emotional support and a nation-wide network of grief and trauma resources. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

NBC News’ Brokaw Picks Top Mesothelioma Clinic for Myeloma Fight

Tom Brokaw, one of the most instantly recognizable and reassuring faces in television news, revealed earlier this month that he has been secretly battling myeloma since August at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. — the same internationally renowned medical center where many go for treatment of mesothelioma. A statement issued by NBC indicated that Mayo Clinic

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Scientists removed dying cells from the damaged lungs, so they could replace them with healthy cells.

Lab-Grown Lungs Raise Hopes in Fight Against Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma victims could gain an entirely new lease on life if transplantable human lungs made in the laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) prove out. The university announced late last week that it had successfully regenerated a set of badly damaged lungs through a process developed by one of its Galveston-based research

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Radiation therapy

Radiation Treatment Doubles Survival Rates

Dramatically improved mesothelioma survival rates appear to have been achieved by researchers at Canada’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre after using a novel radiation therapy protocol.  It was designed to reduce the recurrence of mesothelioma cells following extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) surgery. The researchers’ findings appeared in the Jan. 20 online edition of the Journal of Thoracic

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