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Mesothelioma Organization Surpasses $9 Million in Funded Research

There are a number of organizations dedicated to funding research for mesothelioma and providing support for its victims, and chief among them is the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. MARF is a non-profit that is solely dedicated to eliminating mesothelioma, and as of this past November it has raised over $9 million in funded research in […]

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Advocates Urging Funding of Specialized Mesothelioma Treatment Center

A group headed by the family of former U.S. Marine John Johnson is urging the US Veterans Administration to provide enhances mesothelioma services at the West LA VA. Johnson died in 2012 of mesothelioma, and it is his family’s belief that had specialized care been available, their loved one might still be alive. The family […]

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Cannabis Oil Treatment for Malignant Mesothelioma

Patients who are struggling with mesothelioma do so knowing that there will come a point when their physician tells them that they have exhausted all of their medical options. Once they reach that day they then are faced with a decision about how to spend their finals days. Should they continue to take advantage of […]

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Wales Universities Cause Asbestos Controversy

As students return to school this fall, parents in Wales in the United Kingdom are becoming increasingly concerned for their children’s safety as it was recently reported that thousands have been exposed to asbestos in university bedrooms. The parents and the students were not made aware of the presence of the toxic chemical because the […]

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Australian Family Finds Asbestos in Home Despite Multiple Inspections

A family whose Canberra home had been certified by two different class-As asbestos assessors now finds themselves in the devastating predicament of having found amosite asbestos – a class 1 carciogen – in their children’s room. The family had purchased a home with the knowledge that it had originally been one of those affected by […]

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South Carolina Contractor Facing Prison and Fines over Beach Asbestos Exposure

David Brawell, owner of Cool Cote LLC, will be spending six months in jail for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, as well as paying a $10,000 fine for having allowed asbestos to be released into the environment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Braswell had contracted with the owners of the Regency Towers, a […]

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Vaccine Made from Measles Virus Holds Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

The Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s leading health care treatment and research facilities, has announced that results of a groundbreaking treatment that they have successfully used to treat a patient suffering from multiple myeloma, and which may prove to be effective in the treatment of mesothelioma, as well as a host of other types […]

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Online Mesothelioma Communities Provide Tremendous Benefit

A newly published study conducted by Desiree Kozlowski and her colleagues fro the Psychology Department at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia,  have shown that mesothelioma patients and their families gain tremendous benefit from becoming involved in an online support community. The study, titled “Dusted Community: Piloting a virtual peer-to-peer support community for […]

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Japanese Scientists Make Important Mesothelioma Discovery

Mesothelioma specialists at Nippon Medical School’s Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology have made an important discovery that may have far-reaching importance in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. The Tokyo scientists have determined that there is a specific glycoprotein that acts as an accurate predictor of whether a patient’s mesothelioma will be sensitive to Alimta, […]

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UK Advocates Push for Greater Mesothelioma Research Support from Insurers

Among all the countries in the world, the United Kingdom has the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of mesothelioma diagnosis and deaths. In areas of the country whose economies notably relied upon manufacturing and industry, the death rates can be particularly high, and the impact on the country is not only economic, but […]

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