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Keytruda for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

Keytruda is a brand name for the drug pembrolizumab, developed, manufactured, and sold by Merck to treat certain types of cancer. It was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 to treat metastatic melanoma and other types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer in patients with certain genetic features,…

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Mesothelioma Advocates Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event that is designed to let patients, their families and caregivers, and the community at large offer support and improve the level of understanding and knowledge about all of the various types of lung cancer, including asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma.  The event creates numerous opportunities to…

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Asbestos Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in all people, men and women. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in people in the U.S. Lung cancer is predicted to account for 27 percent of all cancer deaths in 2016, a total of 158,080 people. Lung cancer comes in a few…

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Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

Most assume that mesothelioma is the same disease as lung cancer. Over the years, we have learned so much about mesothelioma and we’ve learned what sets this disease apart from lung cancer. Mesothelioma and lung cancer are diagnosed and treated very differently, so it is important to understand the fundamental difference between the two. Lung…

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Number of Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Cases on the Rise

Asbestos has long-been known to be the cause of mesothelioma, an always fatal form of cancer that is diagnosed in roughly 2,500 to 3,500 Americans every year.  The mineral, which has long been used because of its characteristic strength and heat and flame resistance, was largely banned for use in the United States because of…

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Researchers Find New Method of Testing Cancer Drugs for Mesothelioma

Researchers from the University of Leicester and the MRC Toxicology Unit in the United Kingdom have revealed the results of a new study, indicating that they may have found a better way to gauge how mesothelioma patients respond to cancer-fighting drugs. Using a method referred to as “explants”, the scientists believe that their methodology is…

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3D Printed Lungs – The Future of Treating Asbestos Illnesses?

The advent of 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, has opened up a whole new word of opportunities in a variety of industries, from industrial components to decorative candy. This technology is making it possible to make more things, more quickly and more cost-effectively. One of the most exciting areas of application is…

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