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Study Suggests Asbestos Bans May Take Decades to Lower Mesothelioma Rates

Italy’s 1992 asbestos ban is expected to cause a significant decrease in the number of mesothelioma cases in the country – but not for at least another decade. Researchers in the Occupational Health Unit of the Local health Authority of Padua reached that conclusion after studying 1,600 Italian pleural mesothelioma cases over a 23 year period. […]

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Mesothelioma Surgeon Says Proper Staging Key to Radical Surgery Survival

One of the country’s top mesothelioma surgeons has just published a study he says confirms the role of lymph node involvement in survival after radical mesothelioma surgery. Dr. David Sugarbaker, Director of the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, is one of the most experienced practioners of a radical surgical approach to […]

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Can Mesothelioma Be Diagnosed with Lung Fluid Alone?

The diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma can be a complicated process, but a team of Japanese scientists says it can be greatly simplified by the right kind of test at the right time. In an article in the journal Pathology, the team claims that a definitive diagnosis of mesothelioma can be made from a sample of […]

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