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Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics
Open Access

ISSN: 0974-276X

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Harvey Pass

Harvey Pass

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery NYU School of Medicine New York USA

Biography
Dr. Harvey Pass is a renowned thoracic surgeon that has dedicated his career to bringing increased awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and its causal relationship to pleural mesothelioma to both the medical community and the public at large. One of his most important research findings occurred while at the Karmanos Cancer Center from 1996-2005. While there, Dr. Harvey Pass and his colleagues completed a key study through which they identified a protein called osteopontin that presents at elevated levels in patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. This important medical discovery now allows doctors to use a simple blood test to screen individuals with a history of asbestos exposure to help diagnose pleural mesotheliomas in earlier stages (stage 1 and stage 2) where they can be treated more successfully.
Research Interest

Thoracic Surgery, Pleural mesothelioma, Cardiothoracic surgery

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