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Archive for August 2014

New Report Indicates Response to Chemotherapy May be Best Survival Indicator

Traditionally, mesothelioma physicians have looked at the way that a patient responds to their treatment for mesothelioma as the best indicator of what the patient’s overall survival rate is going to be. Btu a new study coming from Europe has given researchers pause, indicating that a better and more accurate indicator may be the amount…

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Ford Motor Company wins Asbestos Case in Pennsylvania Superior Court

Ford Motor Company claimed victory in an asbestos case ruling handed down by the Pennsylvania state Superior Court. The three judge panel upheld a decision that had previously been handed down by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge Arnold L. New in favor of Ford. The case involved a lawsuit originally filed back in 2011…

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Hong Kong Researchers Claim that Vaccine Provides Mesothelioma Cure

It is not often that researchers studying mesothelioma treatments use the word “cure,” but that is exactly what a group from Hong Kong are doing following a recently-completed study. A group of microbiologists from the University of Hong Kong have published a paper in the journal Cancer Research in which they claim that they have…

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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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Italian Researchers Identify Factor Affecting Mesothelioma Aggressiveness

It is well known that some types of mesothelioma cells are more aggressive than others, and are likewise more resistant to certain therapies. A team of researchers from the University of Torino in Italy believe that they have found a cellular variant that may be responsible for these differences There are three different cell types…

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Canadian Report Cites Mesothelioma as Leading Work-Related Illness

Researchers from Canada’s School of Public Health at the University of Montreal set themselves the difficult task of determining how many work-related cancer cases and deaths occurred in the country between the years of 1997 and 2005. These figures can be difficult to determine, because not every case is identified by its cause, and many…

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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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