Thursday, March 4, 2010

Advances in the treatment of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, asbestos cancer, resistant to all current medical treatment. At Caen, a team of researchers developed innovative techniques to address them.

The cell mesothelioma, asbestos cancer, is a monstrosity of nature. She resists because of his own death - or apoptosis - in which every cell is normally scheduled. Apoptosis is "like falling leaves in autumn when day length decreases, explains Dr. Lawrence Poulain, a researcher in the unit "Biology and innovative therapies for patients with locally aggressive" (Bioticla) Regional Group of Study on Cancer (GRECAN), affiliated with the University of Caen Basse-Normandie. The health professional may be found at the parade this "immunity" of mesothelioma.

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