Mesothelioma Breaking News

  • Mesothelioma Study Explores “Synergistic” Effect between Genes and Asbestos

    10155622_DNAMesothelioma, the so-called “asbestos cancer” may not strike randomly. A new study appears to support the idea that genetics can make people more susceptible to it. Asbestos and a similar mineral called erionite are the only known causes of mesothelioma, a virulent cancer of the membranes that surround the lungs or abdominal organs. Currently, it is incurable. Most – though not ...
  • High Dose IMRT and Surgery Called ‘Innovative and Promising’ for Mesothelioma

    physician Researchers evaluating a new treatment approach for mesothelioma combining high dose radiation and surgery say the method is promising but challenging. Under this protocol, pleural mesothelioma patients receive a total of 25Gy (delivered via IMRT) to the lung pleura over five days. (IMRT is a method for delivering radiation to a highly a targeted area.) The radiation treatment is followed by pleurectomy/decortication ...
  • Even Minimal Asbestos Exposure May Trigger Mesothelioma in People with Gene Mutation

    28185940_genesmesotheliomaAsbestos exposure can be deadly for anyone, but new research suggests that some people are more likely to develop mesothelioma after even minimal exposure. Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that has been associated with lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, and malignant mesothelioma. Most mesothelioma patients are people who worked in  the asbestos industry or in other industries – such as ...
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.