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Mesothelioma Risk from Aging Asbestos Water Pipes

Could asbestos from aging water pipes put you and your family at risk for deadly malignant mesothelioma? As pipes containing asbestos break down over time and need repair, there is concern that improper handling could release the toxic fibers into the environment, posing a mesothelioma risk for workers and residents. It is even possible for […]

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Radiation Treatment May Worsen Lung Function in Mesothelioma

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, a highly precise method of delivering radiation to a tumor, may improve survival in people with malignant pleural mesothelioma, but it may also make it harder for them to breathe. Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Princeton Radiation Oncology reached that conclusion after evaluating 24 mesothelioma surgery patients […]

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Multi-Center Study Reveals “Genomic Basis” of Mesothelioma

Scientists from some of the country’s most prestigious research facilities have published what they say is the “first unbiased view of the genomic basis of malignant pleural mesothelioma.” Doctors with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, and the Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Genome Technology at New York’s […]

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