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Mesothelioma Patients Encouraged to Seek Out Clinical Trials

Two cancer experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas say patients with mesothelioma should be encouraged to take part in clinical trials, not only to help themselves, but to help others who may develop the disease. Mesothelioma is an intractable cancer of the membrane around the lungs, heart or abdominal organs. […]

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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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