The study, which expects to enroll 102 patients over four years, will administer Photofrin, a photosensitizing agent that makes cancer cells more sensitive to dying from light therapy, to trial participants 24 hours prior to surgery
(PRWEB) September 19, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is constantly trying to evolve their information about how diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer can get the best possible compensation for this rare form of cancer. One way this is achieved is through delivering updated information about treatment options. The group does their homework so all diagnosed victims and their family members can see what possibilities exist, and/or how treatment options are evolving.
The group says, “On July 10, 2014, researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute received an $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the effects of photodynamic light therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. This is rare, aggressive and deadly cancer most often manifests itself in the lining of the lungs and is caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos.
“What this means is funding for clinical trials and additional studies looking at the effects of PDT on the patient’s immune response, the tumor cell itself, and the blood vessels surrounding the tumor.”
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The Center goes on to explain, “The study, which expects to enroll 102 patients over four years, will administer Photofrin, a photosensitizing agent that makes cancer cells more sensitive to dying from light therapy, to trial participants 24 hours prior to surgery. Patients will undergo a radical pleurectomy, the removal of the pleura or lining of the lung along with the tumor cells contained within.”
The Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to stress that any victim recently diagnosed with mesothelioma needs to call 866-714-6466, before proceeding with any legal endeavor.
The group says, “Not only do we want to get you up-to-speed on what attorneys in the nation will produce the best possible financial compensation results for you, we also want to deliver information on the latest developments for mesothelioma treatment options and specific mesothelioma treatment centers that are the best-of-the-best in the US. No other group offers services like we do." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
High-risk groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, power plant workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. US Navy Veterans account for a significant portion of all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma each year. According to the US Centers for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Each year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm
According to the CDC the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Compensation Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, or Alaska. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Call us at 866-714-6466 and we'll see to it that you have on-the-spot access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, because these incredibly skilled legal experts consistently get the best financial compensation results for their clients on a nationwide basis." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com