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New Article Faults “Unsound Science” for Continued Rise in Mesothelioma Cases

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A German occupational medicine specialist says the rules regarding eligibility for mesothelioma compensation – many of which are based on “unsound science” – are too strict and leave too many mesothelioma patients out. According to Xaver Bauer, MD, of the Institute of Occupational Medicine at Charite University Hospital in Berlin, a case in point is […]

Genome Sequencing in Mesothelioma: The Key to a Cure?

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A fast method of DNA mutational analysis known as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) could be the key to understanding the genetic roots of deadly malignant mesothelioma. Cancer researchers at the Mayo Clinic have just released their findings on the technique they say could be used to drastically improve the effectiveness of mesothelioma therapy in the […]

Evaluation and Treatment of Mesothelioma Pain

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Pleural mesothelioma patients with an abnormal response to cool sensations are more likely to experience more intense pain. That is just one of the findings to come out of a new study on pleural mesothelioma pain conducted by Scottish researchers. Pain is a common symptom of pleural mesothelioma, a fast-growing and treatment-resistant malignancy that grows […]

Specialized Mesothelioma Procedure Provides Long Survival, Good Life Quality

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There is some good news this week for peritoneal mesothelioma patients considering cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Not only can the procedure provide long-term mesothelioma survival, but even patients who have complications experience an improved quality of life within six months. The news is based on two newly-published studies, one conducted in […]

69-Year Old Says Cannabis Oil is Keeping Him Healthy and Strong Six Years After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

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Malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive malignancy caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure, is one of the rarest and most deadly cancers. Although scientists around the globe continue to develop and test new methods for diagnosing and combatting it, there is still no cure. When Californian Andy Ashcraft was diagnosed with late stage pleural mesothelioma in 2010, […]

New Evidence of Mesothelioma Risk from Inhaled Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

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Scientists have long suspected that inhaling multi-walled carbon nanotubes could cause malignant mesothelioma, but a new Japanese study appears to prove that it does – at least in rats. Asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral once widely used as an insulator and building product additive, remains the number one cause of both pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma worldwide. […]

Iron Removal May Reduce Mesothelioma Risk After Asbestos Exposure

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Japanese researchers believe they may be on the path to developing a method to help keep people who have been exposed to asbestos from developing deadly malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an extremely rare but usually lethal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Many people were unknowingly exposed to these fibers in their workplaces.  Because […]

Six-Year Mesothelioma Survivor Credits Cannabis Oil and Healthy Lifestyle

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Malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive malignancy caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure, is one of the rarest and most deadly cancers. Although scientists around the globe continue to develop and test new methods for diagnosing and combatting it, there is still no cure. When Californian Andy Ashcraft was diagnosed with late stage pleural mesothelioma in 2010, […]

Nine Out of Ten Mesothelioma Patients Respond to New Immunotherapy Treatment

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There is some exciting news from the front lines of mesothelioma research this week. California scientists say they have dramatically improved the effectiveness of mesothelioma chemotherapy by pairing it with a an immunotherapy drug made of live bacteria. The University of California, San Francisco team presented their findings to other lung cancer experts at the […]

In Search of a Diagnostic Blood Test for Mesothelioma

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Doctors in Turkey believe they may be a step closer to developing a more sensitive blood test that could improve the odds of surviving mesothelioma by allowing it to be identified earlier. While it’s extremely rare and usually only diagnosed in people who have been exposed to asbestos, malignant pleural mesothelioma is also one of […]

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