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Wisconsin Researchers Find Absence of Surgery Has Deadly Results

Wisconsin Researchers Find Absence of Surgery Has Deadly Results

For those who have been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma and who are unsure as to whether or not to undergo surgery for treatment of the condition, a recent study out of the Medical College of Wisconsin should prove helpful. The study, conducted by surgical oncologists, has determined that those patients that did not undergo surgery…

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Mesothelioma’s Risks Almost Never Go Away

Mesothelioma’s Risks Almost Never Go Away

The results of a collaborative study between Italian and Australian researchers has yielded grim news for anybody exposed to asbestos during the course of their lifetime. It has shown that there seems to be no point at which those who have been exposed and have not begun to show symptoms can assume that they aren’t…

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Idaho Construction Company Causes $3.9 Million Asbestos Clean Up

Idaho Construction Company Causes $3.9 Million Asbestos Clean Up

An Idaho construction company has been fined $100,000 and has been placed on probation for a period of three years after a federal court determined that they were guilty of a variety of asbestos cleanup and containment violations. The company, Owyhee Construction Inc. was hired as part of a $3 million upgrade project directed at…

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Australian Family Finds Asbestos in Home Despite Multiple Inspections

Australian Family Finds Asbestos in Home Despite Multiple Inspections

A family whose Canberra home had been certified by two different class-As asbestos assessors now finds themselves in the devastating predicament of having found amosite asbestos – a class 1 carciogen – in their children’s room. The family had purchased a home with the knowledge that it had originally been one of those affected by…

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South Carolina Contractor Facing Prison and Fines over Beach Asbestos Exposure

South Carolina Contractor Facing Prison and Fines over Beach Asbestos Exposure

David Brawell, owner of Cool Cote LLC, will be spending six months in jail for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, as well as paying a $10,000 fine for having allowed asbestos to be released into the environment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Braswell had contracted with the owners of the Regency Towers, a…

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Vaccine Made from Measles Virus Holds Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

Vaccine Made from Measles Virus Holds Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

The Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s leading health care treatment and research facilities, has announced that results of a groundbreaking treatment that they have successfully used to treat a patient suffering from multiple myeloma, and which may prove to be effective in the treatment of mesothelioma, as well as a host of other types…

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Chinese Scientists Have Identified Additional Mesothelioma Cause

Chinese Scientists Have Identified Additional Mesothelioma Cause

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is always fatal. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that has been used for centuries because of its heat and flame resistant properties. Though mesothelioma has existed for as long as people have used asbestos, it was not until the early 20th century that…

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Online Mesothelioma Communities Provide Tremendous Benefit

Online Mesothelioma Communities Provide Tremendous Benefit

A newly published study conducted by Desiree Kozlowski and her colleagues fro the Psychology Department at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia,  have shown that mesothelioma patients and their families gain tremendous benefit from becoming involved in an online support community. The study, titled “Dusted Community: Piloting a virtual peer-to-peer support community for…

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New Orleans Cancer Center Investigates Virtual Consultation for Mesothelioma

New Orleans Cancer Center Investigates Virtual Consultation for Mesothelioma

A cancer center based in New Orleans, Louisiana is currently working on the possibility of offering a unique virtual consultation system that would enable their mesothelioma specialists to assist physicians around the world with caring for their patients. The program is being investigated by the Ochsner Cancer Institute. Ochsner is located in the Gulf South…

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Santa Monica Location for Mesothelioma Meeting

Santa Monica Location for Mesothelioma Meeting

The 4th Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is being held next month in Santa Monica, California. The event, which is co-hosted by the Pacific Meso Center (PMC) and UCLA, will be held on June 7th and is expected to attract a multitude of international experts on the rare and fatal…

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