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2014-03-31 23:31:24

On April 8 at 9 PM Eastern time, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will hold a new installment of its ‘Meet the Experts’ series, featuring Dr. Joanna C. Horobin, the Chief Medical Officer at Verastem, Inc., who will discuss the company’s latest drug, defactinib, which is being developed for use in patients with pleural mesothelioma. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 On April 8 at 9 PM Eastern time, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso...

2014-03-31 23:30:05

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) awarded Congresswomen Betty McCollum and Chellie Pingree the Bruce Vento Hope-Builder Award, for sending a letter to Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute, to urge the National Cancer Institute to further mesothelioma research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Earlier this month, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) awarded Congresswomen Betty McCollum and Chellie Pingree...

2014-03-31 23:28:39

Following the successful conclusion of its annual Symposium, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced that later this year it will be the host of three regional conferences in Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, for mesothelioma patients, their families, and others interested in learning about the most up-to-date information on mesothelioma treatment. Alexandria. VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Following the successful conclusion of its annual Symposium,...

2014-03-31 23:01:36

During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will observe Asbestos Awareness Week while raising awareness of the deep damage inflicted by asbestos’ use and the overdue need for life-saving treatments and a cure for those who have already developed, or who will develop, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma...

2014-03-30 23:01:52

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation released today videos of scientific and community sessions and speeches from the 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) made available videos of sessions and presentations from its 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The videos feature an array of mesothelioma experts, including doctors, researchers,...

2014-03-28 23:25:32

Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. Assist with Shipyard Asbestos Claims Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Asbestos was once a widely used material for building and manufacturing. The material offers excellent resistance to fire and heat, it absorbs sound well, and it is relatively inexpensive to acquire. Consequently, people who worked in the construction and manufacturing industries were greatly exposed to asbestos, including workers who build ships and other types of floating vessels at...

2014-03-28 12:21:55

DUBLIN, Mar. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cvsjq3/investigation ) has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Pemetrexed Market, 2009-2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Pemetrexed, originally developed by Eli Lilly and Company, is a multi-targeted antimetabolite antitumor drug. This product is with huge growth potential in the market. Approved by FDA...

2014-03-27 23:25:30

British researchers say cordotomy may be a safe and effective option for patients experiencing severe mesothelioma pain. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 In a study published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care and recently posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website, British researchers say a spinal procedure called cordotomy may relieve the pain of late-stage pleural mesothelioma. Click here to read the study details. Scientists at the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research...

2014-03-24 23:24:49

Nationally Known Pioneers in Asbestos Litigation Recognized for Results Oakland, California (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, a Professional Law Corporation, is pleased to announce that the firm’s June 5, 2013 jury verdict which completed the award to plaintiffs Rose-Marie and Martin Grigg of $27,342,500 in damages for Mrs. Grigg’s asbestos-caused malignant mesothelioma made The National Law Journal's list of Top 100 Verdicts for 2013. The case...

2014-03-24 23:24:12

Japanese researchers say the drug Alimta (pemetrexed) in combination with cisplatin should remain the top first-line treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Japanese researchers say the drug Alimta (pemetrexed) in combination with cisplatin should remain the top first-line treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Their findings have just been posted by Surviving Mesothelioma at...


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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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