Using Genes to Predict Responsiveness to Cancer Drugs

Personalizing cancer treatments has long been heralded as a way to improve survivor rates and limit detrimental side effects. This is largely due to a particular patient’s level of sensitivity to the drugs prescribed. In an effort to better predict this sensitivity, researchers at MIT went digging through our DNA. Presently, there are two tactics… Continue reading Using Genes to Predict Responsiveness to Cancer Drugs

Mesothelioma Patterns in the United States

A recent study sheds some insight into the background rates of mesothelioma over the past several decades in the United States. The study looked at patterns for males and females in five age groups. According to the study performed by Exponent Inc., a health sciences practice in New York City, mesothelioma rates remained relatively constant… Continue reading Mesothelioma Patterns in the United States

Experts Optimistic About the Progression Of Mesothelioma Treatment

The International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) meets on a yearly basis to discuss cutting-edge news related to the deadly cancer known as malignant mesothelioma. Over the past few years, the IMIG has become increasingly confident and optimistic about current and upcoming mesothelioma treatment processes. Key factors related to effective treatment of mesothelioma that the IMIG… Continue reading Experts Optimistic About the Progression Of Mesothelioma Treatment