Mesothelioma Treatment: Should You Choose Chemotherapy Or Radiation Before Surgery?

Targeted radiation therapy may be the better way to treat mesothelioma before surgery when compared to chemotherapy. According to recent recent research, radiotherapy is not only safer than chemotherapy, but it also doesn’t cause any additional side effects. A team of Canadian researchers with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, ran comparison tests by studying intensity modulated radiotherapy […]

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Comedian Quincy Jones, Diagnosed With Mesothelioma, Gets His Own HBO Special

Last year, comedian Quincy Jones, popular in the L.A. comedy scene, was diagnosed with stage 4 peritoneal mesothelioma, and given a prognosis of around a year to live. Yet, the comic continues to hold encouragement that he’ll make it longer, especially since his lifelong dream is just a month away from coming true. The Boston Globe […]

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Engineering Company Reaches $480M Asbestos Settlement Agreement

EnPro Industries, Inc., an engineering company that’s been the center of numerous asbestos lawsuits, agreed to settle all pending and future cases for $480 million. The settlement applies to EnPro and all of the company’s subsidiaries. The Charlotte Business Journal reports that EnPro reached the settlement agreement with the court-appointed committee, which will handle all of […]

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British Scientists Find Hopeful Mesothelioma Breakthrough

A team of British scientists are hopeful that a new breakthrough treatment will show promise to mesothelioma victims and help take treatment options to the next level. According to the research published in the BioMed Central (BMC) journal, scientists from the U.K.’s Universities of Bradford and Surrey reported that after administering the novel drug HRX9 into mesothelioma cells, […]

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Asbestos Exposure: Factory Owner Admits He Exposed Workers To Asbestos

A Rochester, New York factory owner admitted in court earlier this month that he knew his untrained workers were being exposed to high amounts of asbestos, yet he did nothing to stop it. Democrat & Chronicle reports that Anastasios “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, of Avon, NY,  pleaded guilty on March 1 to violating work standards mandated by the […]

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Can Soda Help Absorb Mesothelioma Medications?

Mesothelioma patients are often treated with the chemotherapy drug, yet with a disease as strong as mesothelioma, many people take stomach medications as well, which blocks the absorption of anti-cancers medicines. A new study shows that simply drinking soda can help dramatically with absorbing these medications.   According to Erasmus MC Cancer Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a […]

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Families Fight For Justice Over Asbestos Lawsuits And Alleged Buyback Agreements

Four women are taking a number of insurance companies to court who they feel acted as buyback companies to a business that lost several asbestos lawsuits. Buffalo News reports that Joe Muir, who worked at Durez Plastics Corporation during the summers as a high school and college student, died from mesothelioma at the young age of 57. He passed in […]

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