V6-6063 Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Stopped Due To Poor Performance

A once promising clinical trial has been stopped due to poor outcomes. The VS-6063 (defactinib), which targeted malignant mesothelioma stem stells, has been halted indefinitely. Verastem Inc. released a statement earlier this month, stating that the level of efficacy of the VS-6063 was too low, despite promising results during its 2014 phase II clinical trial. The president […]

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Detroit Consultants Fined $265K For Asbestos Violations

DMC Consultants, Inc., a Detroit-based consultant company, must pay $265,200 in fines for violating asbestos rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), DMC faces fines resulting from 14 violations, and at least 12 of the violations are “willful or serious violations.” The violations come after […]

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Mesothelioma Patients Undergoing Treatment May Need to Stop Eating Red Meat

Although eating red meat is common in the United States, doctors indicate that it may be a bad idea for mesothelioma patients to consume while undergoing treatment. In fact, many physicians are telling patients to stop eating red meat altogether until treatment is complete. Red Meat Linked to Cancer Consuming red meat is not linked […]

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WT1 Vaccine May Double Survival for Mesothelioma Patients

A new immunotherapy vaccine is showing promising results for mesothelioma after a 2nd phase clinical study. While there is still another clinical phase approaching, the results may mean that the new vaccination will become widely available to the public, for those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma. The WT1 vaccine, named after Wilm’s Tumor 1 (WT1) antigen, […]

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Veterans Are Entitled To Disability For Mesothelioma

If you served in the military and developed an asbestos-related illness, you are entitled to disability as a veteran as long as the asbestos exposure occurred while you were in service. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a veteran to be eligible, but there is a long process of paperwork to go through in […]

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South Carolina Jury Awards $14 Million in Mesothelioma Verdict

A state court jury in South Carolina awarded the family of a mesothelioma victim $14 million this month after overwhelming evidence proved that that a Celanese Corp. power plant in Spartanburg contributed to the victim developing mesothelioma. Dennis Seay was a maintenance worker at the Celanese Corp. power plant, where is duties each day exposed him to […]

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Alabama Family Wins $3.5M In Asbestos Lawsuit

A Florence, Alabama family won $3.5 million verdict after a woman exposed to asbestos suffered from years of pain. According to court documents, Barbara Bobo, the wife of a nuclear plant employee who worked around asbestos all day, developed second-hand mesothelioma after washing and drying her husband’s clothes in the family home. Her husband, James […]

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Asbestos Violation Revealed at Texas Veterans Hospital

A whistleblower in San Antonio, Texas prompted federal investigators to research unsafe asbestos handling at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. San Antonio Express reports that federal investigators have now confirmed that the whistleblower’s complaints were valid, after they found maintenance workers at the hospital were unprotected from asbestos exposure. The man who informed the authorities […]

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Mesothelioma Prognosis Accuracy Results To Improve With New Model

The prognosis for pleural mesothelioma patients has always been difficult when determining the long-term outlook from from person to person. Yet, a new statistical model shows promise that mesothelioma patients may be able to get a more precise, individualized prognosis. According to  Dr. Giovanni Leuzzi, an Italian physician of the National Cancer Institute in Rome, researchers in Italy […]

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