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Archive for September 2013

9/11 Filing Deadline Comes Too Soon for Mesothelioma Victims

When terrorists attacked the United States on September 11th, 2001, they wreaked havoc on New York City’s financial district, the Pentagon, and the confidence of the entire nation. In the aftermath of the World Trade Towers being hit by commercial airplanes and crumbling to the ground, clouds of asbestos dust blanketed lower Manhattan, raising fears…

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Occupation Unrelated to Mesothelioma Latency

A recent study conducted on a group of British workers was published in the August 29th issue of the British Journal of Cancer, and reports that the amount of time that goes by between exposure to asbestos and a patient’s death of mesothelioma is not impacted by how the patient was first exposed to the…

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New Mesothelioma Trials Begin in England

Researchers at the University of Leicester in England have announced that they are beginning work on two new scientific trials relating directly to the effectiveness of treatment of mesothelioma, a rare and lethal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. The United Kingdom holds the dubious distinction of having the highest rate…

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Mesothelioma Incidence on the Rise in Some Countries

A recently published study conducted by the Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research in Australia has indicated that while the incidence of mesothelioma cancer is on the rise in some countries, it is declining in others, most notably in the United States. The study, which was published in the Annals of Cardiothoracic…

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Mesothelioma Surgery Provides Dual Benefit

Scientists at Wake Forest University have just released the results of a study that indicates that the increasingly popular procedure of combining cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS with HIPEC) may have a dual benefit. Writing in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, researchers have found that the surgery may not only accomplish the goal…

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Herpes Treatment Being Tested on Mesothelioma

Though it sounds strange, one of medical science’s most successful breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer has used the same virus that causes herpes. Recently, the Sheffield Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre in the United Kingdom has begun tests to see whether the same approach proves useful in the treatment of mesothelioma. Using the herpes virus…

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University of Pennsylvania Study Highlights Photodynamic Therapy

A study on the use of photodynamic therapy combined with lung-sparing surgery was recently conducted at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and was highlighted in an articled published in The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  The study involved 38 patients and the results were encouraging, with patients who had been diagnosed with late-stage mesothelioma living…

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Land and Building Swap in Kentucky Includes Funds for Asbestos Mitigation

In a deal that has meant improvements and benefits for all involved, Eastern State Hospital, an antiquated and unsafe psychiatric institution is being renovated and converted into new classrooms for a community and technical college, while the mental health services that were previously provided onsite will be relocated to a state-of-the-art facility on the Coldstream…

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Dow Chemical Must Pay Mesothelioma Victim $5.95 Million

A Louisiana jury that spent four weeks listening to testimony regarding the dangers of asbestos and corporate responsibility decided against the Dow Chemical Company and in favor of the plaintiff, an electrician who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an always fatal form of lung cancer.   The jury awarded the plaintiff, Sidney Mabile, a total of…

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