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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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British Hospital Staff Make Leap To Raise Mesothelioma Awareness

In a planned stunt that reflects more courage than most people would muster on behalf of others, two staffers from Queen Alexandra Hospital plan to take a giant step in order to raise awareness for the fatal disease mesothelioma. The two women are both health care professionals who work with terminally-ill patients at the facility, [...]

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Asbestos Fears Halt Australian Gas Drilling Operation

The company that is heading the coal seam gas drilling aspect of a natural gas project in Australia had to discontinue their operations at a dozen sites in the Surat Basin due to the discovery of asbestos in the fluid that was being used in the process. Origin Energy reported that the drilling fluid, called [...]

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College Building Closed Due to Asbestos and Other Toxins

The Science Building of San Francisco State University has been indefinitely closed to students, employees and faculty following the discovery of a toxic mix of mercury, lead paint and asbestos dust. The school, which was founded in 1899 is an urban college noted for its large number of international students as well as its high [...]

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Stem Cell Research Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Treatment

Innovative stem cell research is being conducted by mesothelioma specialists at the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and there are hopes that the novel approach may be able to provide new hope for those suffering from this most-serious of asbestos-related diseases, as well as for other forms of cancer including lung cancer and cancers [...]

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California Wildfires Prompt Asbestos Concerns

As the drought that is striking southern California worsens and the risk of wildfires continues to rise, concerns are being raised about the increased risk of exposure to asbestos, a deadly carcinogen that was used in the construction of many homes and buildings in the area until its use was banned in the mid-1980s. Whenever [...]

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Mesothelioma Advocate Nominated to Consumer Review Position

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (also known as the Meso Foundation) has nominated Rich Mosca, a well-known and highly respected mesothelioma advocate, to an esteemed position as a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense’s special research program called the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, or PRCRP. The program was first established in 2009 and [...]

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British MP Denounces Insufficient Funding for Mesothelioma

Though many in the United Kingdom are hailing the recent approval of a mesothelioma victims fund as a success, those who have been most personally touched by the always fatal form of cancer are taking a harsher view of the fund, decrying it as unfair and insufficient. Chief among these is Hartlepool’s Iain Wright, a [...]

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World Health Organization Report Cites Devastating Statistic

For those who work in health advocacy, and particularly those who focus on asbestos-related diseases, news of loss and waste as a result of exposure to asbestos is nothing new. But a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shocked even those who work with bad news every day. The report, which was published [...]

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