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Mesothelioma Victims Have Multiple Ways To Collect Compensation

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Mesothelioma can develop in the lining around the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), in the lining around the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), or in the lining around the heart (pericardial Read More

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New Blood Test May Reveal Potential Cancers Four Years Before Symptoms

Researchers in China and California have reported that they have developed a simple blood test that can identify cancers–– like malignant mesothelioma–– as far as four years before symptoms show. Scientific American magazine reports that the tool, called PanSeer, correctly diagnosed more than 90% of the people tested who later went on to develop cancer. Read More

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Talc Manufacturer’s Motion To Block Late Barber’s Mesothelioma Suit Fails

The late Vincent Luca, a barber from New York, filed suit against Whittaker Clark and Daniels, manufacturers of Clubman talc powder. Attorneys for the manufacturer claimed that Mr. Luca’s mesothelioma was caused by asbestos in quarries found in area of Sicily where he lived before immigrating to the US. Despite evidence that Clubman talc had Read More

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Photodynamic Therapy Offers Potential For Mesothelioma Victims

A technique now being studied to treat malignant mesothelioma is photodynamic therapy (PDT). For this treatment, a light-activated drug is injected into a vein. The drug spreads throughout the body, but it tends to collect in cancer cells. A few days later (usually in the operating room, just after surgery), a tube with a special Read More

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Treatment and Survival Disparities Between Men and Women with Mesothelioma, Reports Study From the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

It’s been known for some time that malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) affects men in far greater numbers than women. The most commonly-cited reason for this is a higher probability of asbestos exposure in traditional male occupations. Now, a recent study by the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN)  included records of 18,799 patients Read More

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Glowing Dye May Aid in Eliminating Cancer

“Clean margins are a goal of cancer excision surgery”, states an article in Penn Today. “If even a small piece of cancerous tissue is left behind, it increases the likelihood of a local recurrence and spread of the disease, possibly reducing overall survival time.” With an innovative approach to cancer surgery, researchers at the University Read More

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Hunting for Ovarian Cancer’s ‘Off’ Switches

A new study comparing cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances important insights about the cellular engine that drives a majority of ovarian cancers and confirms biological hallmarks of survival. This cellular engine remains difficult to disable. High-grade serous carcinoma is the most common type of ovarian cancer, and it has the lowest survival rate. Read More

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Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma Shows Promise for Patients

A novel treatment for advanced mesothelioma is safe and effective and may improve the quality of life for patients who have few treatment options, according to new research. Transarterial chemoperfusion treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) comes with minimal side effects and shows promise for extending the lives of patients who have limited or no Read More

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Vietnam War Veterans At Heightened Risk for Mesothelioma

US military veterans who served during the Vietnam War were most likely exposed to asbestos, which was in widespread use in the military in ships, bunkers, planes and wiring in buildings. This puts these veterans in a higher risk category to contract mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. Navy veterans are at an even higher risk Read More

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Johnson & Johnson Halts Sales Of Talc Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it will stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The iconic product has come under fire and is the subject of thousands of lawsuits which claim that asbestos has contaminated the talc and has led to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. J&J has discontinued sales in the US and Canada, allowing Read More

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