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2014-08-26 23:15:05

The Mesothelioma Victims Center believes one of the biggest issues facing individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma is that without an annual checkup it is very difficult to detect this very rare form of cancer, which is why the group is advocating victims have a yearly x-ray performed by a skilled radiologist if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago. The Center believes a recent news announcement about biomarkers could be the kind of breakthrough that might allow for earlier...

2014-08-26 23:11:14

Japanese doctors say a technique that measures fluorescent light emissions from cells can be used to help distinguish tiny mesothelioma tumors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Cancer researchers in Hokkaido, Japan have successfully used an autofluorescence imaging system to identify mesothelioma and other pleural cancers during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on the findings. Scientists at Asahikawa Medical University used a...

2014-08-25 23:11:35

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is providing individuals who were exposed to asbestos several decades ago at a workplace such as a power plant, an oil refinery, a manufacturing facility, or while serving in the US Navy with up-to-date information on asbestos related illnesses such as mesothelioma. The group feels that most diagnosed victims don't fully understand what is happening to them and might not have the time to do research on where to find information about how to get the best...

2014-08-25 23:00:58

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation released today a video of the acclaimed author, Lionel Shriver, showing her support to end mesothelioma, by urging viewers to observe September 26th as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) released today a video of award-winning author, Lionel Shriver, in which Ms. Shriver urges viewers to observe September 26th as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The video...

2014-08-25 08:28:04

SAN PEDRO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For months now, patients and advocates (including Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)) have been entreating former Secretary Shinseki and Under Secretary Petzel to simply notify patients and doctors within the vast VA network of the world-class treatment available to veterans suffering from mesothelioma as a result of service-related asbestos exposure. About a year ago, the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles, California...

2014-08-23 23:01:56

A study on intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for mesothelioma finds that, the higher an institution’s level of experience with the therapy, the better the results are likely to be. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 A team of New York researchers say the cancer-fighting effects of IMRT for mesothelioma last longer when preceded by surgery and delivered by an experienced team. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new study. Click here to read it now. Doctors...

2014-08-22 23:08:37

This week, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is educating diagnosed victims of mesothelioma on the recent news from US News about the top three cancer clinics in the United States and how this relates to better treatment options. Call 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys for any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members, as well as the best possible local, or regional treatment options ....

2014-08-21 23:14:21

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging all diagnosed victims or family members to call them at 866-714-6466 before hiring any lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, because it is incredibly easy to hire an inexperienced attorney or law firm that could potentially cost the victim hundreds of thousands of dollars, or over a million dollars. The group is also providing the most comprehensive list available from the EPA that highlights the most common professions that...

2014-08-21 23:10:38

A compound made of proteins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria has been found to kill mesothelioma cells and boost tumor-fighting T-cells. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Australian scientists say a commercially available compound made of proteins produced by Staph bacteria has been used to successfully fight mesothelioma in lab mice. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the University of...

2014-08-20 23:07:54

Hong Kong researchers have found that a vaccine designed to alter DNA can protect mice from mesothelioma and even cure mice that have the disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Doctors at the University of Hong Kong claim to have found a way to wipe out mesothelioma in laboratory mice by injecting them with a vaccine that changes their DNA. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the study on its website. Click here to read the full article now. Scientists with Hong Kong...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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