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Man-made Insulator Unlikely to Pose Same Mesothelioma Risk as Asbestos

German scientists say a man-made insulating material called refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) is unlikely to raise the risk of lung cancer or mesothelioma in workers, despite the results of animal studies. The cause of mesothelioma is usually asbestos, a fibrous mineral used in insulation and building materials. RCF is used as insulation in high-temperature environments […]

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Immunotherapy “Cocktail” Destroys Mesothelioma Tumors in Lab Mice

There is some exciting news on the mesothelioma research front from The University of Western Australia. Researchers there have successfully cured mesothelioma in mice using immunotherapy. Australia’s long history with asbestos has given it the distinction of having one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world. It is also the location of some […]

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Optimal Mesothelioma Care: Is Reimbursement Structure a Disincentive?

Impending changes in the way hospitals are reimbursed for medical treatments may help improve outcomes for some patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. That conclusion comes from a new study in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, which compared the costs with the money a hospital stands to earn from a popular mesothelioma treatment. Mesothelioma is a fast-growing […]

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