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August 03, 2008 1:10 PM
New Chemotherapy Treatment Reported "Responsive" to Mesothelioma

A new set of drugs has been reported responsive in treating mesothelioma, a tumor caused by exposure to asbestos fiber. The British Journal of Cancer has reported that cisplatin and vinorelbine effective in the treatment of mesothelioma. “Cisplatin and intravenous vinorelbine is a highly active regimen in MPM with a response rate and survival comparable to the most active regimens so far reported.”

The report appears in the June 10, 2008 edition of The British Journal of Medicine.

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http://www.nature.com/bjc/index.html

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