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Promising treatment for mesothelioma

Australian researchers have had an encouraging and significant response in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma using microRNA-based therapy.  These results are preliminary, and clinical trials are ongoing, but this therapy with TargomiR may be a breakthrough in the elusive treatment of mesothelioma.

Biomarkers of mesothelioma

When testing fluid from pleural effusions, Australian mesothelioma researchers have concluded mesothelin is probably still the better diagnostic biomarker for mesothelioma when compared with fibulin-3.   Links to an article discussing the challenges associated with mesothelioma biomarker discovery and the abstract of the aforementioned research can be found under this website’s “Medical Information” tab,  on the “For Healthcare Professionals” page.