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Archive for August 2014

Study Shows that HIPEC Procedure Can Be Repeated With Good Outcomes

Dr. Paul Sugarbaker is renowned in the field of mesothelioma surgery for his groundbreaking surgical work in the treatment of this rare and deadly disease. Most recently he and his colleagues at the Program in Peritoneal Surface Oncology in Washington, D.C. have completed a study showing that patients suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma can have repeated…

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Mesothelioma Found in Fiberglass Workers

A study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine is causing concern and raising questions for mesothelioma scientists and other cancer professionals. The research, conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has shown that employees exposed to styrene and fiberglass while working in the boatbuilding industry have shown higher risks…

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Rockets from Gaza Introduce Asbestos Risk

One would think that for Israelis living near the border of Gaza, the recent rocket fire coming from that country would be their biggest concern. But roof damage done by those rockets has exposed residents to asbestos fibers and concerns over mesothelioma that Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister says will need to be addressed. Israel banned…

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