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Testimony in J&J Mesothelioma Trial Focuses on Internal Documents

The jury in an ongoing mesothelioma trial against Johnson & Johnson heard direct quotes from internal company documents that indicated the company was well aware of the presence of asbestos in the talc that they were purchasing for their iconic baby powder product. The testimony came from environmental health scientist Dr. James Webber, who spoke…

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Researchers Launch Viruses Against Mesothelioma Tumors

One of the most exciting areas of study in the fight against malignant mesothelioma is the use of viruses to fight the rare form of cancer at the cellular level. Referred to as virotherapy, the protocol involves infecting malignant cells with a virus meant to kill them: the viruses are injected directly into the tumor,…

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Baltimore Man’s $7.3 Million Mesothelioma Verdict Upheld by Appeals Court

In the face of unquestionable scientific proof that exposure to asbestos causes malignant mesothelioma, it would seem like common sense that companies that sold and installed asbestos-containing materials would take responsibility when confronted by those who were sickened by their actions or products. Unfortunately that is not the case, and countless victims diagnosed with asbestos-related…

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Study Identifies Nonexpandable Lung As Predictor of Mortality in Mesothelioma

Nonexpandable lung is a symptom that is commonly experienced by patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. The condition is characterized by the patient being unable to expand their lung to the chest wall, and therefore to breathe in and out normally, and it can be caused by both inflammation and by fibrotic changes within the chest…

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Discovery of Mesothelioma-Promoting Molecule Announced by Italian Researchers

There are many different  approaches being taken by scientists searching for a cure for malignant mesothelioma. While some pursue more effective uses of surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, others are looking to target mechanisms within the cell, robbing the rare form of cancer of its ability to grow and spread. This is exactly what Pierluigi Scalia,…

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