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Study: Trimodality Therapy a Success

According to a recent study published in the medical journal Lung Cancer, a new treatment for mesothelioma called trimodality therapy is showing promise.  Trimodality therapy is a combination of three different existing techniques, combined to provide a more complete treatment for the disease. The three procedures in trimodality treatment are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment.  […]

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Organization Calls for Ban on Asbestos

The American Public Health Association (AMPA), the oldest organization of healthcare professionals in the United States, is advocating a full ban on the sale, use, import, and export of asbestos, the substance long known to cause the particularly deadly and virulent cancer mesothelioma.  This ban would extend to any products containing asbestos. The AMPA notes […]

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Virus Treatment for Mesothelioma Promising

A new form of cancer treatment in which viruses attack specifically cancerous cells is offering hope to mesothelioma patients.  Unlike current treatments, such as chemotherapy, this form of treatment would spare healthy cells and target only the cancer.  The treatment could be even more effective if the virus were able to express interferon-beta, the antiviral […]

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Researchers Find New Mesothelioma Marker

Researchers in Turkey have found a new biological marker which will allow for better diagnosis of mesothelioma.  The marker is called D2-40, and is already in use in other medical capacities.  The researchers believe that it will help doctors distinguish between malignant mesothelioma and pulmonary adenocarcinomas. Under the microscope, malignant mesothelioma, benign mesothelioma, and pulmonary […]

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Maryland Woman Awarded $20M in Mesothelioma Case

A Maryland woman was awarded $20 million in damages after she contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos brought home by her grandfather.  As a teenager in the 1960s, the girl washed her grandfather's clothes, which had been exposed to asbestos during his job as an insulation worker.  The woman, who is now 57, has had […]

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Jury Awards First Mesothelioma Punitive Damages in New York State in 20 Years

A jury in New York State awarded the family of a man who died of mesothelioma $1.5 million in damages and an additional $750,000 in punitive damages.  The man came into regular contact with asbestos, a primary cause of mesothelioma, during his 18-year career at Hooker Chemical in Buffalo from 1970 to 1988.  He worked […]

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California Appellate Court Upholds $20M Mesothelioma Payout

A San Francisco appellate court upheld a mesothelioma case verdict which awarded a patient and her husband $20 million in damages.  The woman was exposed to the cancer-causing asbestos fibers in a joint compound manufactured by Georgia Pacific.  According to the case, the company knew about the dangers of asbestos and produced the joint compound […]

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Mesothelioma a Growing Concern in Canada

According to a new article in the Canadian Press, mesothelioma is a growing threat to Canada, with cases up 67% over the past 15 years.  Once diagnosed with the cancer, the average life expectency plummets to two years.  While Canada has asbestos construction regulations similar to those in the United States, the country continues to […]

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Mesothelioma Suit Filed Against DuPont, 20 Other Companies

A Tennessee man is suing DuPont and 20 other defendant companies for wrongful death, saying his mother died of mesothelioma as a result of asbestos fibres carried home by her husband, who worked at a DuPont plant. According to the allegations of the suit, the man's mother died of mesothelioma earlier this year because DuPont […]

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New Study Published on Preventing Tumor Growth at Site of Intervention

A team of doctors specializing in mesothelioma treatment recently published an article in the journal "Lung Cancer" detailing the prevention of tumors at the site of surgical intervention in mesothelioma patients. In the past, doctors have found that cancer has a tendency of appearing subcutaneously at the site of instrument intervention, such as incisions made […]

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