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New Mesothelioma Test Published

Two medical doctors recently published their new mesothelioma test, which they assert could raise the survival rate for mesothelioma patients and increase the quality of their care by allowing the disease to be detected earlier.  While older tests used X-rays to test for mesothelioma, the new one will you biomarker syrums and a more advanced […]

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Pharmaceutical Companies Work to Develop Mesothelioma Drug

Two pharmaceutical companies, one based in China and one in the United States, are working together to develop a drug which will stop the spread of cancerous cells.  The Sino-American companies are basing the operation in China, with the end result being the creation of the KDR/Kit Inhibitor.  According to researchers, the drug will stop […]

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Mesothelioma Tissue Banks Offer Hope

Mesothelioma research has long been something of a red-headed stepchild in the field of cancer research.  This is changing, however, as tissue banks and biospecimen resarch databases are opening up across the country to offer researchers access to depositories of specimens.  The databases are part of a larger governmental push to increase cancer resarch and […]

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Mesothelioma Fatalities Expected to Peak in 2016

A new study released by the UK's Health and Safety Executive reports that mesothelioma deaths in that country are higher than they ever have been, but won't peak for another seven years.  This figure includes strictly men, as the data on women is not currently available.  It is believed that the ratio between British men […]

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MD Anderson Treats 150 New Mesothelioma Patients a Year

Of the 3,000 Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, 150 are treated at the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  One such case is a man who began receiving treatment in December 2007, three short months after he was first diagnosed with cancer.  Radiation treatment and participating in a clinical study for […]

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Teen Volunteers Exposed to Asbestos

A group of teenagers in Detroit were unwittingly exposed to asbestos when they volunteered to help renovate the Michigan Central Train Station, which was built in the early 1900s, and unsurprisingly contained asbestos, used commonly at the time for its fire-retardant qualities.  The train station has not been in use since 1988. The teens participated […]

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Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Mesothelioma Death

A jury in Buffalo, New York has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a repair man who died as a result of mesothelioma contracted from asbestos exposure during his career.  The man worked repairing control valves manufactured by Fischer Controls International.  According to the details of the case, Fischer had known about the possible […]

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Widows Receive $5.5 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Three Bloomington, Illinois widows have received a jury award of $5.5 million in a lawsuit alleging that their husbands died of mesothelioma as a result of working in factory conditions which exposed them to asbestos.  The men worked at UNARCO in the '50s and '60s, and died as a result of mesothelioma, which they had […]

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California Man Charged with Asbestos Scam

A California man is being charged with operating an asbestos training scam, in which he allegedly lied about how much training people taking his course were actually receiving.  He claimed that training was conducted eight hours a day, while in reality classes were lasting as little as 25 minutes.  In California, asbestos removal workers must […]

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Owner of Amarillo Abestos Removal Company Indicted

The owner and operator of Asbestos Maintenance Services, a firm specializing in asbestos removal in Amarillo, Texas, has been indicted on federal charges of improperly disposing asbestos.  Asbestos is a dangerous carcinogen, and allowing the fiber to get into the air is a violation of federal laws governing its disposal. According to court documents, the […]

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