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Combination therapy shows promise for rare, deadly cancer caused by asbestos
Date:6/2/2011

ic characteristics such as the large bulk of their cancers or the spread to the lymph nodes," said Dr. Friedberg. "Based on these results this lung-sparing technique, combined with photodynamic therapy, has become the backbone of our surgery-based treatment protocols."

A larger study investigating the efficacy of this multimodal approach is currently underway at Penn.

The Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program is a unique program that consists of a multidisciplinary team of dedicated specialists with a passion and expertise for treating patients with these difficult cancers. The Penn Program offers a true multidisciplinary approach, presenting patients with essentially all treatment options offered world wide and a number of treatments offered only at Penn.


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Contact: Jessica Mikulski
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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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