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Archive for November 2015

Radiation Therapy May Do Mesothelioma Patients More Harm than Good

There has been a great deal of talk recently about the dangers of using nonrandomized trials to guide mesothelioma treatment protocols. Though individual physicians may be enthusiastic about the outcomes that they are seeing, and believe that they are offering the best possible survival to those who are under their care, researchers say that the…

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Shipbuilders’ Attempt to Avoid Asbestos Claims Denied

It is not at all unusual or even unexpected for a company that is being accused of exposing their employees to asbestos to use every legal maneuver available to them to avoid litigation. This happened recently in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where U.S District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno heard the case of Tesseer v.…

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Collaboration in Mesothelioma Research Yields Promising Results

The Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center is one of the world’s leading research and treatment facilities for all types of cancer, including mesothelioma. The scientists and physicians who make up the MSK team are known for their dedication and commitment, and are unusual in their collegiality and willingness to share data and to collaborate…

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Frustrating Ruling Denies Justice to Mesothelioma Widow

A ruling handed down by the Illinois Supreme Court has frustrated mesothelioma rights advocates, as well as the widow of a shipping clerk diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2011. The court has ruled that though her husband had developed the deadly disease as a result of his work-related exposure to asbestos, she was not able to…

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Military Veterans Now Able to Receive Heated Chemotherapy Treatment at Boston VA

It is well known by those who provide medical care to mesothelioma patients that their numbers are largely made up of veterans of America’s armed forces. The use of asbestos in military settings, ranging from the insulation in Navy boiler rooms to the brake linings in military planes, was heavily contaminated with the deadly mineral,…

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Study Questions Radiation Therapy for Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

When patients are diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, one of the most commonly prescribed treatment protocols is a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. Ye even this aggressive triple-pronged approach leaves patients with very short prognosis times, and often leads to a number of negative and even dangerous adverse effects. In the first randomized…

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Research Expert Calls for Randomized Mesothelioma Trials

In the world of scientific research, a randomized control trial is considered the gold standard. It involves selecting study participants that are selected based on a given criteria of eligibility that they all meet, then randomly assigning them to one or another of the different treatments being considered in order to determine which offers the…

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$1.8 Million in OSHA Charges Assessed Against Illinois Businessman

An Illinois businessman faces possible criminal charges after having been found guilty of recruiting workers from Mexico and then exposing them to asbestos exposure. Joseph Kehrer is the owner of Kehrer Brothers Construction, as well as a roofing company called D7 Roofing that recently was charged by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with knowingly…

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