New Treatment Regimen for Mesothelioma

PDF E-mail

Researchers at the Mesothelioma Center at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are focusing on a new approach to the treatment of pleural mesotheilioma, a rare and often fatal cancer of the lining of the lung.

The treatment involves the use of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy as opposed to the current treatment of the removal of part of the lung. The lead investigator, Dr. Robert Taub, notes that the current treatment of lung removal is risky and often yields unsatisfactory results. This new method hopes to avoid surgery if possible.

The new method involves the use of the chemotherapeutic agents, cisplatin and doxorubicin along with the isotope P-32. This strategy kills only the cancer cells that grow on the lung’s surface and lining while preserving the healthy surrounding tissue. A group of randomly selected participants will also receive intravenous chemotherapy using a different group of chemotherapeutic agents.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral fiber that at one time was used extensively in industry, shipbuilding and construction. The fibers can be easily inhaled and cause irritation to the lungs and other organs. This irritation leads to scarring and over time cancer develops. Unfortunately, it is often many years before the symptoms of Mesothelioma appear. By that time the cancer has reached an advanced stage, killing within only months or years of diagnosis. Cancer of the lung lining, or pleural Mesothelioma is the most common, affecting around 75% of all patients.

The Mulligan Law Firm wants to help you or a loved one who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Call us to learn more and see if you are entitled to compensation.

It is possible that you know about cialis cost. Many young men know it as Sildenafil. A spread form of sexual dysfunction among men is the erectile dysfunction. Luckily many problems with sexual heartiness can be treated by cost of cialis. Spinal cord injuries can help to erectile dysfunction. A generic class of antidepressants, which include Paxil — may cause problems in bed. If you have annoyance getting an hard-on, it's considerable to see a certified physician before pursuing any sort of medications.


Asbestos Exposure Hotspots


Get a FREE copy of Lean on Me or 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma Read More.


We offer free help with obtaining social security disability for those diagnosed with certain asbestos-related diseases. Expedited Social Security benefits may be available to some of those affected by asbestos illnesses.
Read More


We often offer FREE help with your VA (Veterans Administration) claim. Read More

Quick Call Back

Free Case Review

Mulligan Family Foundation

The Mulligan Family Foundation was established by Patrick J. Mulligan to support kids in need throughout the United States, and especially in California and Texas. For more information, click here.

Top Attorneys in Texas 

Super Lawyers

Do You Have A Case?