February, 2004Published under an educational grant from Aventis Pharmaceuticals
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Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, a thin membrane that covers and protects most of the body's internal organs. It is most commonly found in the lungs. Please see our Mesothelioma Menu for more helpful information.

Feature Article:  
New chemotherapy (Alimta) approved for malignant mesothelioma
On February 5th, 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug called pemetrexed disodium (Alimta, Eli Lilly) for the treatment of a rare cancer called mesothelioma.

Ask The Experts  
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Book Review  
Ovarian Cancer Your Guide to Taking Control
Associate Editor, Ryan Smith, MD highly recommends this book which "mixes in stories from actual patients with apropos stories that supplement the text".

Journal Scan 
Cisplatin-Based Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with Completely Resected Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Pink Ribbon Poetry  
Poetry selected and digital images created by Alysa Cummings, OncoLink's Poet-in-Residence.  

OncoLink News Flash
Obesity and Cancer: Is there a Link?
Senior Editor, Julia Draznin Maltzman, MD sifts through the literature implicating cancer as another consequence of obesity.

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