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Japanese Doctors Test Potential New Target for Mesothelioma Therapy

An experimental drug designed to attack a molecule on the surface of cancer cells is showing promise as a potential treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a fast-growing and currently incurable cancer that occurs most often in people who have been exposed to the mineral asbestos. It grows on the linings around the lungs […]

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Dusty Job May Raise the Risk of Mesothelioma

A new study on drywall sanding finds that people who do it – from specialists to do-it-yourselfers – could be exposed to asbestos fibers in excess of current safe limits. Until the mid-1970s, the compound used to seal up the joints between wall boards contained chrysotile asbestos, a mineral designed to increase strength and durability […]

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Carbon Nanotubes: Shape May Impact Mesothelioma Risk

A new study contains more disturbing news for people who work in certain areas of materials science. Researchers have once again connected inhalation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma, a deadly cancer most often associated with asbestos. Like asbestos fibers, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are small enough to be inhaled […]

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