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Archive for March 2014

Wisconsin Passes Damaging Asbestos Bill

A bill that id designed to prevent mesothelioma victims from having access to the court system passed the Wisconsin State Assembly last week despite fierce opposition by veterans groups from across the state. Assembly Bill 19 specifically changes the ways in which mesothelioma victims and other victims of asbestos-related diseases would have to go about…

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Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers in Italy who took note of certain similarities between breast cancer and mesothelioma recently embarked upon a study to determine whether a successful breast cancer treatment would also be effective in the treatment of the highly deadly malignant mesothelioma. Their results yielded significant findings that show great promise for future applications. Scientists from Rome’s…

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Asbestos Evidence Destruction Case Being Argued

A legal battle of interest to mesothelioma advocates around the country is currently being waged in a Philadelphia-based federal courtroom. The case revolves around an asbestos litigation case that has been ongoing for many years. The original filing was against BASF Catalysts LLC and Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP, who plaintiffs have accused of exposing…

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Asbestos Found, Remediation Required in South Carolina Courthouse

The Greenwood County Courthouse in Greenwood, South Carolina is the site of an intensive asbestos cleanup project after the toxic mineral was discovered in the building back in January. In January an inspection had been conducted to determine whether asbestos was present in the building, and once it was discovered arrangements were quickly made for…

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Private Company Develops Test for Mesothelioma Biomarker

SomaLogic, a company dedicated to developing diagnostic aids for some of the most challenging diseases, has announced a new test that it has created for the National Cancer Institute’s Early Detection Research Network Biomarker Discovery Lab.  The test, which utilizes protein biomarkers as a benchmark, has been found to be extremely accurate in identifying over…

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Survey indicates that Surgical Experience is Key to Survival

It seems as though every day there is another study coming out, arguing the advantages and disadvantages of different mesothelioma surgeries. Many argue for or against pleurectomy and decortication versus extrapleural pneumonectomy to determine whether the lung-sparing surgery is superior to the more invasive lung-removing surgery. Now comes a report out of the United Kingdom…

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Famed Mesothelioma Specialist Leaving Boston

Famed mesothelioma doctor David Sugarbaker, M.D. has announced that he will be leaving Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and heading to Houston Texas. He will be leaving the pioneering mesothelioma center that he established and building an even larger one at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he will become director of the new…

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University of Kansas investigates Vitamin C and Cancer

Researchers from the University of Kansas have recently published a report on their study of intravenous Vitamin C and its role in fighting cancer. The study indicates that the vitamin can act to enhance cancer-fighting actions in the fluid that lies around cells, as well as in the tissue and blood. Their specific research into…

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Asbestos Fears Halt Australian Gas Drilling Operation

The company that is heading the coal seam gas drilling aspect of a natural gas project in Australia had to discontinue their operations at a dozen sites in the Surat Basin due to the discovery of asbestos in the fluid that was being used in the process. Origin Energy reported that the drilling fluid, called…

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Belgian Physicians Document Mesothelioma Survival

A mesothelioma case study that was recently published in the journal Acta Clinical Belgica is raising hopes for mesothelioma patients worldwide. The report was the result of a remarkable patient outcome that doctors at the University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium  were able to achieve through a multi-modality treatment  approach. The patient’s mesothelioma was entirely eliminated…

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