Mesothelioma Breaking News

  • Current and Emerging Biomarkers Offer Hope for Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Treatment

    testtubesBiomarkers are a key part of improving outcomes for mesothelioma patients. These biological signposts found in a patient’s blood, lung fluid, or tissue can not only help doctor’s diagnose the disease but can also point the way toward the treatments that are most likely to be effective. Unfortunately, there are few good biomarkers for mesothelioma, a treatment-resistant cancer for which the ...
  • Too Much Airborne Asbestos Means Higher Mesothelioma Risk for Workers

    249055_older workerA new study evaluating trends in workplace concentrations of asbestos over time and across industries has some good news and bad news about mesothelioma risk for workers. Researchers at Cardno ChemRisk, a  California-based scientific consulting firm, analyzed data collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) between 1984 and 2011. OSHA conducts inspections to measure asbestos concentrations because of the link between ...
  • Protein Test Helps Distinguish Mesothelioma from Benign Conditions/Other Cancers

    2105823_blood test5Two new studies on the role of the tumor suppressor protein p16 suggest that it may have an important role to play in distinguishing mesothelioma from other types of cancers and non-cancerous conditions. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the body’s internal membranes, is one of the hardest cancers to diagnose and treat. Despite many ongoing studies, there are still no biomarker tests ...
What is mesothelioma

What is Mesothelioma

Learn about the types of mesothelioma - pleural and peritoneal, statistics, and how mesothelioma is diagnosed.

Causes of mesothelioma

Causes of Mesothelioma

Learn about the different types of asbestos and where this carcinogenic mineral can be found even today.

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Learn about the compensation available to mesothelioma victims and how to identify reputable law firms.