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2014-07-01 23:08:11

A chemical used to make polymers for products ranging from plastic wrap to adhesives appears to increase the incidence of mesothelioma among exposed lab rats. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Researchers with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences say an industrial chemical called vinylidene chloride (VDC) may cause cellular damage that can lead to malignant mesothelioma. Click here to read details of new study, just posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website....

2014-06-30 23:16:32

There is new evidence that second-line chemotherapy with a drug called gemcitabine can significantly prolong survival in people with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 A new study out of Turkey finds that mesothelioma patients who have second-line chemotherapy with the antimetabolite, gemcitabine (Gemzar) had a median survival rate 8 months longer than those who had only first-line chemotherapy. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a report on the new...

2014-06-30 23:15:06

The audit of the 2013 financials revealed that the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) increased its program expenditures to 86% of its budget, which is over 11 points higher than other highly rated charities. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced that an audit of its 2013 financial statements confirmed an increase of program expenditures to 86% of its budget. Consequently, the amount spent on...

2014-06-30 23:13:33

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announces the release of the new version of the page about its “Meet the Mesothelioma Experts” live broadcast series, which makes the recordings of its educational series user-friendly and easier to access. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announces the release of the new version of the page about its “Meet the Mesothelioma Experts” live broadcast...

2014-06-30 23:01:16

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) unveiled today its expanded Travel Grant program, which provides patients in need of financial help for travel expenses to consult with a specialist, or to participate in a clinical trial away from home. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced today the expansion of its ‘Travel Grant’ program for mesothelioma patients. The program, which was created...

2014-06-28 23:01:58

A special presentation on mesothelioma, organized by the CancerCare group, will feature two Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s experts. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 On Monday, June 30, from 4:30-5:30PM Eastern Time, CancerCare is hosting a free mesothelioma teleconference workshop. The teleconference, titled Update on Mesothelioma, will feature a panel of experts, two from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) to discuss numerous topics related...

2014-06-27 23:10:50

After their busiest month ever helping victims of mesothelioma, or their family members the Mesothelioma Victims Center believes most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, and or their family members make numerous mistakes when making choices that could end up costing the victim and the family hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars, so they have updated their top three biggest mistakes when it comes to mesothelioma compensation. As the group would like to explain with one call to...

2014-06-27 23:06:32

Researchers have pinpointed four key biomarkers they say could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Scientists at Copenhagen University in Denmark say tiny cell components called microRNAs could help doctors distinguish malignant pleural mesothelioma from non-cancerous conditions and start treatment earlier. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on this important discovery. Click here to read it now. Researchers...

2014-06-27 23:00:29

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is recruiting volunteers to staff its official Mile 19 water stop at the New York City Marathon. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 This year, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has received the opportunity to staff the official water stop at Mile 19 of the New York City Marathon. The Meso Foundation is now recruiting volunteers interested in working on marathon day, on Sunday, November 2, between...

2014-06-26 23:14:51

The Website Contains All of the Information That an Asbestos Lung Cancer Victim Needs to Use to Begin a Case Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Danziger & De Llano, LLP, a law firm that specializes in mesothelioma cases, recently announced the launch of its new website, http://www.mesotheliomaattorney.com. The new site aims to educate asbestos lung cancer victims on how to hire a mesothelioma attorney, receive financial aid for treatment, gain access to VA claims and benefits, and...


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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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