A study led by ADRI Researcher Dr Anthony Linton has recently appeared in the British Journal of Cancer. The article explores the clinical, pathological and treatment factors associated with prolonged survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma. In a large series of 910 patients registered with the NSW Dust Diseases Board, the prognostic impact of age, gender, blood markers and cancer cell type were clearly demonstrated. These factors were combined to develop a risk score, to assist clinicians in providing patients and their families with more accurate information regarding their prognosis.
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