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Asbestos Discovered in Trains Sent to Australia From China

Asbestos Discovered in Trains Sent to Australia From China

The international community is growing increasingly concerned about whether they are able to rely upon safety assurances and certifications coming from China as the country has once again been found to have certified a product as safe and asbestos free that was not. Ten locomotive engines that were recently imported into Australia by China were…

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Scientists Discover Specific Protein Markers for Mesothelioma

Scientists Discover Specific Protein Markers for Mesothelioma

A team of researchers and scientists from around the world has been working hard to find identifying markers released by mesothelioma cells. Discovering this type of biomarker may be a tremendous aid in diagnosing mesothelioma, and may even lead to a definitive blood test that can diagnose the disease earlier than has previously been available….

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Resveratrol May Increase Impact of Chemotherapy

Resveratrol May Increase Impact of Chemotherapy

The scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology has published a report indicating that researchers in Korea have discovered new evidence that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red grapes, may be effective in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The study’s author, Yoon-Jin Lee and his scientific team had previously issued a study in 2012…

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Closed Procedures Improve Patient Outcome for Mesothelioma Surgery

Closed Procedures Improve Patient Outcome for Mesothelioma Surgery

In the last several years, one of the most popular surgical options available to patients suffering from mesothelioma has been to undergo a procedure known as cytoreductive surgery (CRS) followed immediately by a HIPEC procedure (heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy). This is a highly invasive operation that has involved surgery that opens the patients abdomen in order…

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Second CRS/HIPEC Procedure Found to Provide Significant Benefit

Second CRS/HIPEC Procedure Found to Provide Significant Benefit

According to a study conducted at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and reported in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, those mesothelioma patients who have undergone a second combination cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedure show a significantly better survival rate than those who only undergo the procedure one time. The study has revealed…

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Philadelphia Asbestos Property Owner Sentenced

Philadelphia Asbestos Property Owner Sentenced

The owner of a large warehouse located in the Logan section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for purposely exposing workers to asbestos Gene Cornell Smith, 46, owns a large warehouse in a popular section of Center City Philadelphia that he had known was filled with asbestos. Though he did…

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FACT Act Up for Vote in the House of Representatives

FACT Act Up for Vote in the House of Representatives

The FACT Act, also known as the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, was set to go up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week. The bill is heavily supported by the national Chamber of Commerce as well as a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council. Its proponents say that it was…

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Healthy Mesothelioma Patients Don’t Benefit From Surgery

Healthy Mesothelioma Patients Don’t Benefit From Surgery

A study presented at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer has provided controversial information. It indicates that when the patients who are deemed healthiest among mesothelioma victims undergo surgery, it does not provide an appreciable improvement in the patient’s survival rates. The study was conducted in Italy and included data from almost 1,400 patients…

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Property Owner Gets Probation and House Arrest for Asbestos Removal

Property Owner Gets Probation and House Arrest for Asbestos Removal

A property owner has been found guilty in Syracuse, New York on charges of illegally removing asbestos from a commercial property that he owns.  The building is the former site of the Nestle’s plant that was built in the city of Fulton in 1900 and which was later determined to be heavily contaminated with asbestos….

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Study Finds New Approach to Slowing Mesothelioma

Study Finds New Approach to Slowing Mesothelioma

The results of a new study were just released by researchers from the Queen Mary’s Barts Cancer Institute in London, and they offer great promise for those hoping to slow down or stop the growth of mesothelioma tumors. The results were announced at the annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, and they revolve around the…

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