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Professional Education

Professional Education

Professional Education Each year, the Harvard Graduate School of Education offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for PreK–12 educators and administrators working within higher education. Professional development at HGSE engages participants with in-depth learning on key issues that make a difference in the lives of students, in the work of institutions, and in […]

CRU climate scientists ‘did not withold data’

CRU climate scientists ‘did not withold data’

Climate scientists at a top UK research unit have emerged from an inquiry with their reputations for honesty intact but with a lack of openness criticised. The Independent Climate Change Email Review was set up by the University of East Anglia (UEA) after more than 1,000 e-mails were hacked from its servers. Climate “sceptics” claimed […]

Should we trust the wisdom of crowds?

Should we trust the wisdom of crowds?

By Tom de Castella A problem shared is a problem halved, goes the old saying. But what happens if you share a problem with millions of people? Are you left with a millionth of a problem? Or just lots of rubbish suggestions? Both the British government and BP have recently called on the public to […]

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is a highly specialized and specific form of treatment that is most often used to treat skin cancers, some types of lung cancer, and pleural mesothelioma. Photodynamic therapy uses light energy to kill cancer cells. However, this treatment is usually unsuitable for patients with metastasized cancer; it is most effective in patients who […]

Mesothelioma Radiation

Mesothelioma Radiation

Radiation therapy, or “ionizing radiation”, is used to kill cancer cells and to limit the spread of cancer. For patients with mesothelioma, radiation therapy is most often used in conjunction with surgery. Radiation is often used in conjunction with surgery. However, in some cases radiation may be used as a stand-alone treatment to relieve pain […]

Mesothelioma Surgery

Mesothelioma Surgery

Surgical treatments for mesothelioma include three main types – diagnostic surgery, curative surgery, and palliative surgery. Some types of surgery fall into more than one category. Surgery can only be performed during mesothelioma stages I and II. For example, thoracentesis may be used as a diagnostic procedure, and as a palliative treatment to provide symptomatic […]

Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Most forms of chemotherapy involve the intravenous administration of drugs such as Alimta and Cisplatin. Chemotherapeutic drugs are targeted to kill cells that are rapidly dividing by interfering with processes that occur during cell division. Chemotherapy is an effective treatment option but comes with unpleasant side effects. However, while cancer cells themselves divide rapidly, so […]

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment

There are several mesothelioma treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. There are several types of treatment available for patients with mesothelioma, some recommended more frequently than others. The most commonly used treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. In addition, some experimental treatments are becoming more widely used, or are showing some encouraging results […]

Mesothelioma Cure

Mesothelioma Cure

Though a cure for mesothelioma does not currently exist, many patients elect to undergo treatment to combat the cancer. Patients may also wish to participate in clinical trials conducted to test up-and-coming treatments and medications before they are released and recommended for public use. Clinical trials are extremely important in the search for a mesothelioma […]

Pain Management

Pain Management

Mesothelioma patients often suffer from a great deal of pain as a result of their illness. Tumors can press on nerves, organs or bones causing pain ranging from mild to severe. There can also be pain associated with the mesothelioma treatment itself – whether treatment is from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Psychological pain associated with […]

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which occurs in the lining of the lung (the pleura) or in the abdomen (the peritoneum). In very rare cases, mesothelioma can occur in other areas of the body as well. Knowledge of available mesothelioma treatment options can be an essential weapon in the fight against the […]

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

As with all diseases, a doctor begins the mesothelioma diagnosis by doing a complete physical exam and reviewing your medical history. Because mesothelioma is almost always attributable to asbestos exposure, you should report the extent, if any, of your exposure to your doctor. Symptoms of MesotheliomaThe symptoms associated with mesothelioma occur as a result of […]