New Drug Shows Promise for Sarcomatoid and Biphasic Mesothelioma

Sarcomatoid and biphasic mesothelioma are two rare cell types of the disease, and some of the most hardest types to treat. However, there’s new hope for mesothelioma patients with these unique cell types after a medication has shown promise in clinical trials in Italy. According to Dr. Diego Luigi Cortinovis of Monza, Italy’s San Gerardo Hospital, the […]

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Mesothelioma Survival Rate Can Vary According to Race

A new study indicates that the race of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients may play a part in survival rates. Although less likely to receive aggressive surgery treatment, black people are more likely to survive longer when compared to white people. According to the study performed by Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), there’s not only […]

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Mesothelioma Patients May Live Longer By Taking Aspirin, Study Suggests

Will taking aspirin help mesothelioma patients live longer? Researchers in Hawaii think so. A new study in which mice with mesothelioma were given aspirin indicates that the animals’ survival rates were extended. Scientists and physicians at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, two hospitals in Italy, and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in New York administered aspirin and an […]

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Is a Cure for Mesothelioma Near? Australian Professor Says ‘Yes’

An Australian doctor and professor who developed a mesothelioma treatment that saved someone’s life now says that there is the chance that the treatment can help thousands more people battle and conquer the life-threatening illness. Dr. Glen Reid, associate professor at the University of Sydney Medical School, states that he has been working nonstop for numerous years […]

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Asbestos Transparency Trust Bill Passes in West Virginia

The Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, known as Senate Bill 411, approved in West Virginia, was carried out on Tuesday. This could mean promising things for West Virginia residents who suffer from asbestos-related diseases. The new bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Takubo, puts legal standards in place for both asbestos claims and silica claims. It […]

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Novel Drug Improves Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Authors and researchers of a novel medication indicated earlier this month that the drug has shown promising results in increasing the survival rates of pleural mesothelioma patients. Although the medication is still in the phase III clinical stage, experts feel that the results so far may one day make a positive impact on those who […]

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Hair Dryers May Be Linked to Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is typically linked to job sites that once used excessive amounts of asbestos in products, machinery, and equipment. Yet, the toxic mineral was also used to make a myriad of common products used in homes, including hair dryers. According to recent report published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, a hairdresser, 49, who […]

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Mesothelioma Patients: How To Get a Handicapped Parking Permit

One of the many hardships of dealing with mesothelioma is the loss of energy and feeling winded quickly after walking. However, you probably still need to run errands, go shopping, and most importantly keep all of your medical appointments. Having the convenience of parking as close as possible can benefit mesothelioma patients greatly, but there is […]

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