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2014-01-31 23:27:14

Researchers in Australia urge mesothelioma doctors to be aware of possible cancer “syndromes” linked to genetic mutations. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a newly published report from pathologists with Melanoma Institute Australia. The report details the case of an Australian woman diagnosed with both melanoma skin cancer and peritoneal mesothelioma. Noting that previous studies have found a “syndromic association” between the two...

2014-01-31 23:25:58

The Board of Directors of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced today the completion of the peer-review process and the top five projects to receive a total funding of $500,000. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Board of Directors of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced today the completion of the peer-review process and the top five projects to receive a total funding of $500,000. The application process,...

2014-01-31 23:23:17

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will host its 11th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, as well as a concurrent scientific seminar, on March 5-7, in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is in the last planning stages of its 11th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma for the mesothelioma community, as well as its first scientific seminar exclusive to scientists, both scheduled to take...

2014-01-31 08:25:38

The center offers a checklist for family members, helping them to ensure that they are covering all medical expenses associated with this rare form of cancer WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Because of a recent experience we want to talk to the family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, who wants nothing to do with attorneys, or mesothelioma. Potentially mesothelioma compensation can be in the hundreds of thousands, or millions of...

2014-01-30 23:24:08

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced today that the 2014 recipient of its Pioneer Award is Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, for his remarkable achievements in mesothelioma research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced today that the 2014 recipient of its Pioneer Award is Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, for his remarkable achievements in mesothelioma research. Michele Carbone, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pathology and the...

2014-01-30 23:04:31

The Meso Foundation commends nineteen Members of the House of Representatives, led by Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME), for sending a letter to the Director of the National Cancer Institute urging him to further progress in mesothelioma research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 On January 10, 2014, nineteen Members of the United State House of Representatives sent a letter to the Director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Harold Varmus, urging him to focus on...

2014-01-30 08:31:42

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering to immediately begin helping a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, or their family members, by providing instant access to the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys, because the most successful mesothelioma financial compensation claims involve one of the nation's best mesothelioma attorneys meeting the victim in their home, so they can learn firsthand about any possible exposure to...

2014-01-29 23:26:23

Greek researchers say three factors can help clinicians with treatment planning for patients with this common symptom. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Mesothelioma patients suffering with a buildup of fluid around their lungs known as pleural effusion typically face a poor prognosis. But a new study published in Respiration and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that some patients are likely to respond better to treatment than others. Although a number of different...

2014-01-29 08:30:26

Marketing firms can sell mesothelioma victims to other law firms and cost victims thousands or millions in compensation WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center say, "As part of our ever growing mesothelioma resource collection, the center wants all victims, or families dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis, to understand there can be a gigantic difference in the amount of a mesothelioma compensation settlement between those who were wise enough to hire one of...

2014-01-28 23:20:57

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Remains A Driving Force Behind Efforts to Ban Asbestos Use DALLAS (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 For the 10th consecutive year, the first week of April will be designated as National Asbestos Awareness Week, thanks to a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate. Senator Max Baucus led the effort to pass Senate Resolution 336 on January 16, 2014, to raise the public awareness concerning both the dangers of exposure to asbestos and the prevalence of...


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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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