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Archive for September 2016

Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Under Fire for Not Paying

A federal lawsuit has been filed against the asbestos bankruptcy trust established for the benefit of victims of asbestos exposure at the hands of Tyler Pipe. The company, which was established in Tyler, Texas in 1935, manufactured soil pipes, pipe-joining materials and other products that were made with asbestos. These products were used by plumbers,…

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Texas Family Files Asbestos Lawsuit Against Chevron

Families that have been impacted by mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related diseases face many challenges. Though immediate attention must be focused on getting the best medical treatment available, there must also be acknowledgement that the condition may have been caused by negligence on the part of an employer or asbestos company. Such is the case…

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Researchers Reveal That Breath Analysis Tool May Detect Mesothelioma

One of the most frustrating characteristics of mesothelioma, the rare and fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, is the fact that it is extremely difficult to diagnose until the disease is extremely advanced. The disease has an extremely long latency period that often lasts four to five decades, and by…

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Scientists Caution Mesothelioma and Other Cancer Patients Regarding Immunotherapy

There has been terrific excitement among mesothelioma patients and physicians regarding the potentially curative impact of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a new treatment protocol that uses the patient’s own immune system to attack cancerous cells, and a number of clinical trials for mesothelioma that have investigated its effectiveness have reported extended survival rates. Even more optimism…

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Italian Study Reveals Extended Mesothelioma Survival with IMRT

Earlier this summer, researchers at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering released an optimistic study regarding the use of IMRT – Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy – in the use of advanced pleural mesothelioma. That study called the technology a new “lung-sparing paradigm”, but a report released by researchers in Italy may point to the targeted radiotherapy technique…

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