New Research Suggests Less Invasive Diagnostic Method May Be Just as Effective as Pleural Biopsy for Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say their new method of diagnosing mesothelioma from lung fluid alone is just as effective as the gold standard surgical approach. As Surviving Mesothelioma reports, it could change the way mesothelioma is diagnosed. Click here to read the full article.

Scientists in the Department of Biomedical Engineering developed an image analysis technique designed to identify mesothelioma by analyzing the pattern of chromatin inside the nuclei of cells in a sample of lung fluid.

“Our experiments on 34 different human cases result in 100% accurate predictions computed with blind cross validation,” writes postdoctoral researcher and author Dr. Akif Burak Tosun.

In an article in Cytometry, Tosun and his colleagues say their analysis method can not only distinguish mesothelioma from other cancers, but can also separate it from certain benign conditions with features similar to mesothelioma.

“While pleural biopsy remains the gold standard for mesothelioma diagnosis, a method that would allow for accurate diagnosis from a pleural fluid sample would be a significant plus for patients, since it would allow them to avoid a surgical procedure,” observes Alex Strauss, Managing Editor of Surviving Mesothelioma.

Read more about the proposed new diagnostic technique and what it may mean for mesothelioma patients in A Better Way to Diagnose Mesothelioma? now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website.

Tosun, AB et al, “Detection of malignant mesothelioma using muclear structure of mesothelial cells in effusion cytology speciments”, January 16, 2015, Cytometry Part A, Epub ahead of print, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cyto.a.22602/suppinfo

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Smiletravelvietnam.com Introduces cheap Hanoi City Tours

(PRWEB) January 19, 2015

Hanoi is always one of the most interesting destinations in Vietnam. As the capital city of the country, Hanoi is the combination of tradition and modernity. While the Traditional New Year Holiday is coming soon, the number of tourists visiting Hanoi is on the rise.

Smiletravelvietnam.com, the leading tour operator in Vietnam, is launching many attractive tour packages. The company introduces cheap city tours in Hanoi. The program is applied for international tourists who booked tours of over 4 people. If tourists book a tour in Sapa, Ninh Binh, Moc Chau, Ha Long, Hue, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City, they are offered with a complementary city tour in Hanoi. To get this big promotion, tourists need to visit the website smiletravelvietnam.com.

A complementary package includes tour guides, car pick-up, and entrance tickets. Tourists can choose to visit at least 5 places in Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Temple of Literature, Old Quarter, One-pillar Pagoda, Hanoi Cathedral, and the Ethnology Museum.

About Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam

Considered as one of the top tourist attractions of the world, Hanoi is now the most visited city in Asia. Not only famous for peaceful beauty spots but Hanoi is also the destination of cuisine lovers. Tourists will never forget the great experience while tasting traditional foods like Pho or Bun Cha. With the unique culture, Hanoi is also famous for its friendly people.

Book tours with smiletravelvietnam.com to get a cheap city tour in Hanoi.







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Regan Arts to Publish Two Books with Academy Award-Nominated Actress, Author, Mental Health Awareness Advocate Mariel Hemingway

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Regan Arts announced that they have acquired actress Mariel Hemingway’s memoir OUT CAME THE SUN: OVERCOMING THE LEGACY OF MENTAL ILLNESS, ADDICTION, AND SUICIDE IN MY FAMILY and INVISIBLE GIRL, written for young adults. The books are scheduled to publish simultaneously in April 2015 in anticipation of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

Hemingway will reveal in candid detail the story of her turbulent childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, mental illness, and suicide. Seven members of the last four generations of the Hemingway family have committed suicide—including her sister Margaux, one of the world’s top models at the time, and her grandfather, world-reknowned novelist Ernest Hemingway, who took his own life a few months before Mariel’s birth.

Hemingway recounts through her timeless wit and wisdom how her early childhood experiences affected her roles as actor, wife, mother, sister, and now as a globally-renowned keynote speaker and thought leader, focused on optimizing quality of life, especially for those who have lived with trauma, mental illness, and a legacy of suicide.

She shares never-before-told stories of her off and on Hollywood set experiences with world-class directors, writers, and actors, and reflects on how feeling “unheard” as a child set her on a path of using her voice and personal story to heal herself and those who, like her, have courageously navigated seemingly impossible circumstances.

Hemingway shines the light on the importance and impact of celebrating one’s own unique path, ensuring a way forward guided by pride, mindfulness, joy, and compassion for self and others.

While both memoirs are stories of triumphantly overcoming her family’s multifaceted demons, INVISIBLE GIRL targets a young adult audience and focuses on Hemingway’s experiences as a child living in a home where chaos was the norm and courage, humor, and connecting with the outdoors and to her beloved pet were her salvation.

Every day, millions of Americans’ lives are affected by suicide, alcoholism, or mental illness. When not working as an actor or writing, Hemingway is a tireless advocate for families dealing with mental illness. ”Running from Crazy,” the 2014 documentary she co-executive produced with Oprah Winfrey about her family and suicide awareness, received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

About the deeply felt meaning of the two Regan Arts releases to her, Hemingway writes: “The sun comes out when we are inspired to tell our stories. From there, we can heal our past, shift from darkness to light, from fear to triumph, and from pain to compassion for ourselves and those who we love.”

In making the announcement, Judith Regan, CEO of Regan Arts, said, “Mariel Hemingway shares her moving story of growing up in a family facing the tragedy of mental illness, alcoholism, and addiction as well as the impact on other loved ones. She offers a courageous account of developing the compassion, hope, and solutions we all need to move forward in a positive way. Regan Arts is proud to publish books that create greater awareness and understanding of the many issues surrounding addiction and mental illness.”

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About Regan Arts:

Regan Arts is a creator and producer of content across all media platforms.

A veteran publisher, talk show host, and television producer, Regan Arts CEO Judith Regan has launched the careers of hundreds of authors and published a wide range of best-selling and award-winning books. Authors include: Wally Lamb, Jess Walter, Gregory Maguire, Walter Kirn, Douglas Coupland, Howard Stern, Neil Strauss, T.J. English, Dr. Barry Sears, Eminem, Liz Goldwyn, Motley Crüe, Barbara Bestor, Robert McKee, Ludo Lefevbre, Rachel Ashwell, General Tommy Franks, Kelly Wearstler, Michael Moore, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Arianna Huffington, Sammy Davis Jr., Nicole Richie, Jose Conseco, and Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Regan Arts is a Phaidon Global company.







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