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Mesothelioma Victims Should Consider Treatment In A Clinical Trial

Because mesothelioma is rare, it's been hard to study it well, says the American Cancer Society (ACS). Most experts agree that treatment in a clinical trial should be considered for Read More

EPA Report Cites Six Categories Of Asbestos As Posing Unreasonable Risk

In late December 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first part of a Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos. Six ongoing use categories of asbestos were evaluated by the Read More

Statins Found To Enhance Immunotherapy Drugs

A study conducted at Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, Italy reported that treatment with drugs such as Opdivo and Keytruda –– considered a major breakthrough in recent years –– Read More

Sources For Short Term Mesothelioma Expenses

Finances can become the deciding factor in which treatment a patient with cancer chooses to receive, where they receive it and if they can keep on that treatment regimen for Read More

Tiny Golden Bullets Could Help Tackle Asbestos-Related Cancers

Gold nanotubes -- tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair -- could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, Read More

CA Court: Evidence Supported Punitive Damages Against Asbestos Brake Defendants; Awards $14.6 million To Plaintiff

Evidence that a company protected its own workers from asbestos while undertaking no steps to investigate or prevent consumer exposures shows malice sufficient for punitive damages, and a trial court Read More

FDA Approves Drug Combination for Treating Mesothelioma

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab) in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the first-line treatment of adults with malignant pleural mesothelioma that cannot be removed Read More

Longshoremen Awarded $10.3 Million In Mesothelioma Lawsuit

A $10.3 million verdict was secured against two stevedoring companies and a shipping company on behalf of Henry Pete, who was exposed to raw asbestos he unloaded from the Port Read More

Potential Asbestos Exposure Dangers Among Those Occupations Using Handheld Hair Dryers During The 1970s

While the dangerous presence of asbestos and asbestos exposure has long been associated with shipbuilders, sailors, construction workers, auto mechanics and other heavy industrial areas, there are other less-visible occupational Read More

PA School Officials Charged With Hiding Asbestos Problems

In October of this year, three former or current school officials in Pennsylvania faced criminal charges due to allegations of hiding asbestos issues in the Scranton school district. NBC 10 Read More

Mesothelioma Lawsuits On The Rise While Mesothelioma Case Numbers Decline

KCIC, a respected Washington, D.C. consulting firm, published its annual report on mesothelioma and litigation recently. Of significance in the report is the fact that lawsuits filed by those diagnosed with Read More

Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay $100 Million In Baby Powder Suits

Growing litigation over the fact that asbestos-contaminated talc was found in one of its products, Johnson and Johnson has to pay more than $100 million to settle more than 1,000 Read More

Mesothelioma Lawsuits: What You Need To Know

According to industry reports, there were some 4,000 mesothelioma lawsuits filed in the U.S. last year. These suits fall into two categories: Personal Injury suits are typically filed by a person Read More

Cancer Vaccine To Be Tested with Immunotherapy On Mesothelioma Patients in Norway

A cancer vaccine that has already demonstrated effectiveness when used on malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and lung cancer in studies will be tested on mesothelioma patients. The novel UV1 vaccine, Read More

Loved One Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Here Are Things For Caregivers to Know.

​According to the American Cancer Society, caregiver is defined “… as the person who most often helps the person with cancer and is not paid to do so. In most cases, Read More

Coping With Mesothelioma During COVID Crisis

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, oncologists have had to balance patients' need for treatment with the risk of contracting the disease, sometimes prompting them to adjust standard treatment and/or rethink Read More

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