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Immunotherapy Vaccine/Surgery Combination Cause for Hope

In a development that has been described as “promising”, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center have announced that by performing surgery to debulk a mesothelioma tumor, vaccine-based immunotherapy offers a viable, positive option for mesothelioma patients. There has been a tremendous amount of attention paid to the future of immunotherapy in the […]

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Nanotechnology Treatment Found to Inhibit Mesothelioma Tumor Growth

The search for a cure for mesothelioma is in no way limited to the shores of the United States. The toxic impact of asbestos is felt internationally, with the highest incidence of malignant mesothelioma per capita being found in Australia, where over 700 new cases are diagnosed each year. According to the country’s Asbestos Diseases […]

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Mesothelioma Sufferers In U.K. Starting To See Justice

The tragedy of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases is not limited to those who live in the United States. Asbestos was widely used internationally, and continues to be used in some developing countries despite the knowledge that is responsible for so many illnesses and death. Though the majority of mesothelioma deaths have occurred in the […]

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Four Countries Block Export Restrictions on Asbestos

The continuing use of asbestos, a deadly mineral that has been named as the cause of mesothelioma, as well as a number of other serious and sometimes fatal illnesses, is of great concern to the world health community. But despite worries about the increasing harm done by the toxin, efforts to add chrysotile asbestos to […]

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World Health Organization Says One in Three Europeans Exposed to Asbestos

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe held a high-level meeting in Haifa this week, and warned that at least one out of every three inhabitants of Europe face exposure to asbestos. The deadly material may be present in either the workplace or in their environment, and it is expected to kill 15,000 people […]

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Russia Continues to Resist Asbestos-Related Restrictions

Russia, along with dozens of other nations whose economies rely on asbestos mining, manufacturing and export, has once again spoken up in defense of the carcinogenic mineral fiber—one which has been banned outright by many countries due to its potential to cause extreme health hazards. Russia joined other asbestos-reliant countries in making a plea to […]

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Study Indicates that Standardized Mesothelioma Treatment In The UK Is Needed

In the United States there is a generally accepted multimodality treatment approach that is generally used for the treatment of mesothelioma, a rare and always fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Though there are variations in the protocol selected based upon the experience and preferences of an individual physician, as […]

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The Facts About the FACT Act of 2015

The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act of 2015, or FACT Act (HR 526), is a subject of much debate between victims of asbestos-related illness, their families and representatives, and now-defunct businesses with trusts set up to compensate those victims for their illnesses. If the act passes, it will amend federal legislature pertaining to bankrupt businesses […]

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Merck’s New Immunotherapy Drug Offers Promise For Mesothelioma Victims

Despite the fact that asbestos use has been widely curtailed in the United States, the toxic substance is still present in many applications and buildings, and people continue to be diagnosed with a variety of asbestos-related disorders, including asbestosis and lung cancer. The deadliest of all of these is mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer […]

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Italian Study Reveals Mesothelioma Clusters Near Asbestos Plants

The idea of geographic areas where cancer clusters are discovered is not news to citizens of the United States. A cancer cluster is an area where there are a higher number of diagnosed cancer cases over a specific period of time than would normally be the case. They have been shown to have occurred among […]

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