01/02/2011 // Dallas, TX, USA // Asbestos Helpline // Asbestos Help Desk
Personalized treatments for Mesothelioma, a deadly and incurable cancer of the bodies organ lining, may be less than a decade away says Mesothelioma resource center AsbestosHelpDesk.org. New research into Biomarkers and their connection to the effectiveness of certain treatments may yield greatly improved odds for patients in the relatively near future.
The Biomarker protein known as microRNA-29c was linked in a recent study with the effectiveness of tumor removal surgery. If this finding is verified, patients found to have this protein will be much more likely to receive surgery, since it’s presence indicates a higher likelihood of survival and improved prognosis. More research is needed on Biomarker protein microRNA-29c says the Mesothelioma resource center, but the work being done looks promising to scientists.
This will come as welcome news to many individuals living with Mesothelioma and their families. Each year 3000 people are diagnosed with Mesothelioma in the United States. For every new Mesothelioma diagnosis, nearly as many patients die of the disease. Caused by exposure to the dangerous mineral asbestos, Mesothelioma has been recognized for decades, but the treatments so far have largely been cookie cutter measures to combat the progress of the disease and ease the suffering of the afflicted. This new breakthrough carries the hope of personalized treatments, and in time perhaps a real hope of recovery reports Mesothelioma resource Asbestos Help Desk.
If more biomarkers can be identified, it may become possible for doctors to identify which treatments would be most effective for a given patient, and administer those treatments that will have the greatest chance of success. While Mesothelioma resource experts and doctors still await a miracle drug or treatments which can irradiate the disease, the ability to personalize treatment would take the first big step towards overcoming the illness and improving the quality of life for Mesothelioma patients.
If recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma and in need of medical and legal professional assistance, contact the Asbestos HelpLine at 877-362-5833 or visit the Mesothelioma resource center of Asbestos Help Desk online at www.AsbestosHelpDesk.org.
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