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New Cancer Treatment Achieves First Mesothelioma Success
Date:5/14/2009

After standard treatments failed to stop or slow the progression of her cancer, the first mesothelioma patient treated with a new protocol has shown a highly favorable response. These early results are similar to the investigative protocol's success against several other very aggressive cancers.

Nashville, Tenn. (Vocus) May 14, 2009 -- After standard treatments failed to stop or slow the progression of her cancer, the first mesothelioma patient treated with a new protocol has shown a highly favorable response. These early results are similar to the investigative protocol's success against several other very aggressive cancers.

The first mesothelioma patient is a woman in her late forties who was exposed to asbestos in childhood. When her cancer was diagnosed in 2008, it already had filled most of the chest space where her right lung had been. She received the approved treatments for the cancer. As is typical for mesothelioma, however, it continued to grow steadily. Realizing that the usual chemotherapy regimen is never able to stop this cancer, she visited NeoPlas Innovation's Nashville clinic and began the new outpatient treatment.

Two months later, CT scans showed that the cancer had stabilized, and the largest of the tumors actually had regressed significantly in size. Improvement in her clinical condition correlated with the findings. NeoPlas Innovation Director of Research Dr. Stephen B. Cantrell commented, "These are early results from one patient, so no conclusions can be drawn yet. Mesothelioma is so relentless and uniformly fatal, though, that being able to stop its growth and spread is very exciting. Most importantly, it's a major victory for this patient. It mirrors the success we're seeing for the great majority of our patients with other cancers, as
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