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Clinical Trials for Malignant Mesothelioma Facilitate Extended Survival for Vets

Although mesothelioma clinical trials have been generally unavailable to veterans through the VA in the past, this has changed in recent years. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE) program is a partnership between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veterans Affair (VA) to Read More

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When Buying Old Homes Be Aware of Asbestos Risk

“Asbestos. The name has its origin in the Greek word for inextinguishable. A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s.” So says an article on the web page of This Old House. It’s true that many people love Read More

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Dual Immunotherapy Drugs Added To Australia’s Public Health Program

A combination treatment that has been called a “game changer” for mesothelioma victims in Australia has now been added to the nation’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). From next month, any of the 700 to 800 Australians who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year will be able to access a course of immunotherapy drugs, called Opdivo Read More

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Malaria Drug Shows Promise As Mesothelioma Treatment

Quinacrine, a drug once used to treat malaria, has found to have a positive effect in treating mesothelioma. The drug researchers — who came from Penn State, Texas Tech, Keck Graduate Institute in California and St. John’s University— found that when mesothelioma cells were treated with quinacrine, they stopped migrating and forming new colonies that Read More

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$12.1 Million Verdict Awarded in Ohio Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Trial lawyers secured a total $12 million verdict on behalf of an 83-year-old Korean War veteran Robert Mitchell who contracted mesothelioma after years of working with asbestos-containing packing material. Mitchell worked in the stock room at the Pfaudler Co. plant in Elyria, Ohio, for more than 40 years. His responsibilities included assisting in the shipping Read More

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Oklahoma Appellate Court Upholds $8 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — An Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has affirmed an $8 million verdict awarded to the estate of an oil field worker’s stepson who died of mesothelioma in 2016 at the age of 38. Following the May 2019 trial, a Pontotoc County jury awarded compensatory damages to the family Read More

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Older Buildings With Asbestos Put Firefighters at Risk for Mesothelioma

Firefighters are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma than the general public, and this is a direct result of asbestos in buildings that were built decades ago. That reality came to the forefront this month as more than 100 Austin, Texas firefighters were potentially exposed to asbestos at a three-alarm Read More

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Music Therapy Could Reduce Pain For Mesothelioma/Cancer Patients. Five Ways It Can Help.

While the use of music therapy to aid in cancer treatment is not new, the use of this therapy in easing pain and suffering from mesothelioma and other cancers has been very successful. So successful, in fact, that many cancer centers have adopted and integrated music therapy into their support programs. According the Huntsman Cancer Read More

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Survival of Mesothelioma Patients Improving

An Australian report, issued in Spring of 2020, showed that between 1987 and 1991, 37% of people lived at least one year after their diagnosis, 10% lived at least 3 years after diagnosis, and 6% lived at least 5 years after diagnosis. After accounting for changes in the population’s age structure over time, these rates Read More

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What To Know About Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma Lawsuits

If you’ve been exposed to asbestos and been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be wondering if you can recover compensation via a lawsuit or legal claim. The answer is usually yes. People who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working with or around asbestos have an excellent chance of receiving “damages” either from the company Read More

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