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Experts Find Insurance Reimbursement Drives Mesothelioma Decisions

Experts Find Insurance Reimbursement Drives Mesothelioma Decisions

A study that is being published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology is providing some encouraging news for patients facing a diagnosis of mesothelioma. Researchers have found that the way that insurance companies are reimbursing hospitals for a variety of treatments is actually improving outcomes in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma. The study was conducted…

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Spice Continues to Show Promise As Mesothelioma Treatment

Spice Continues to Show Promise As Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. In most cases the exposure takes place decades before the illness begins to manifest symptoms, and by the time that these symptoms appear the disease is progressed to such an extensive degree that treatment is extremely challenging. Over the last few…

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Legal System Conflicted Regarding Mesothelioma Cases

Legal System Conflicted Regarding Mesothelioma Cases

A high-profile summit designed to provide a national overview of what is going on in asbestos litigation cases ended with a judges expressing sorrow about the way that their courts are being treated and a great deal of finger-pointing going back and forth between both mesothelioma defense attorneys and mesothelioma plaintiffs attorneys. The Perrin Conferences…

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Highway Project Back on Schedule

Highway Project Back on Schedule

A major highway project that was called to a screeching halt as a result of the discovery of natural asbestos is now back on track after it has been determined that the levels do not reach a dangerous level. The Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada had stopped the…

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Wales Universities Cause Asbestos Controversy

Wales Universities Cause Asbestos Controversy

As students return to school this fall, parents in Wales in the United Kingdom are becoming increasingly concerned for their children’s safety as it was recently reported that thousands have been exposed to asbestos in university bedrooms. The parents and the students were not made aware of the presence of the toxic chemical because the…

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Photodynamic Therapy Research Gets Big Boost

Photodynamic Therapy Research Gets Big Boost

A long-awaited $8 million grant has been received from the National Cancer Institute to provide the University of Pennsylvania with much-needed funds to study the effects of ground breaking technology on mesothelioma patients. The researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are collaborating with colleagues from the Roswell Park Cancer…

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Events Planned

Mesothelioma Awareness Day Events Planned

This September 26, 2014 will mark the fifth celebration of Mesothelioma Awareness Day by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The annual event will once again be celebrated on the Today Show in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, as well as in events scheduled nationwide. For those who have access to the New York celebration, there will…

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Court’s Decision Puts BASF on the Defensive

Court’s Decision Puts BASF on the Defensive

A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia means that BASF, the world’s largest chemical maker, must face charges of hiding evidence regarding asbestos exposure in order to avoid paying damages in thousands of personal injury lawsuits for mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related illnesses. The case specifically involves a talc product which plaintiffs…

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