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Archive for March 2016

Bloomberg Aids Mesothelioma Research with $125 Million Immunotherapy Institute

It has been 45 years since then-President Richard M. Nixon declared a “war on cancer” and increased funding for the National Cancer Institute and other cancer research organizations. At that time, researchers were only first establishing the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, so focus on cures for the rare and fatal form of cancer was…

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Mesothelioma Patients Can Benefit from Good Nutrition

Ask a patient who’s been diagnosed with mesothelioma what they’re most concerned about, and it’s unlikely that they’re going to say food. But according to oncology dietitian Stephanie Swavely of the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute at Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine, by paying attention to the foods that they’re eating and the way that they…

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Asbestos Contamination in Toys a Continuing Mesothelioma Concern

In 2015, the results of a study on crayons and toy detective kids caused tremendous concern when it was revealed that many of them contained asbestos, a mineral known to cause mesothelioma and a number of other serious health conditions. Though this report resulted in quick action on the part of both the retailers selling…

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Yellowstone Worker Claims Retaliation After Reporting Asbestos

Employers have a duty to protect their workers from exposure to asbestos, which is a dangerous carcinogen that causes mesothelioma. They are expected to take quick action when it is found. But that is apparently not what happened in Yellowstone National Park last March. When worker Jon Kline discovered asbestos while working at the world…

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$480 Million Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Fund Agreed To

It has been almost six years since gasket manufacturer Garlock Sealing Technologies filed for bankruptcy protection, and in that time there has been an extended legal battle, but the case has apparently been resolved – the parties involved are reporting that they have reached a settlement that would fund an asbestos bankruptcy trust with $480…

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Judge Rejects Goodyear’s Defense of Asbestos Use

Advocates who work on behalf of mesothelioma victims and others exposed to asbestos have seen asbestos companies offer up countless excuses for and defenses of their use of the deadly mineral. Companies trying to avoid liability for the deaths and illnesses that they have caused have laid the blame anywhere but at their own feet,…

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Conversation Cards Help Those With Mesothelioma

Ask a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma how they’re feeling, and you’re likely to hear that they are overwhelmed with the news, with all of the information that they are being forced to take in, with the questions that they have, and especially the misery of knowing that their disease was preventable. The…

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Mesothelioma Won’t Stop This Comedian From Laughing

Fans of television’s hit talk show Ellen DeGeneres were treated to the humor and insights of comedian Quincy Jones, a 32-year old from Los Angeles who has been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. Told that he has just one year to live, Jones is focusing on the future instead of the difficult year ahead, he has…

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