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2014-04-29 23:11:15

This week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation unveiled its newest support program, MesoConnect, aimed at helping mesothelioma patients and their families combat isolation by connecting them with peers who have already been through a similar experience. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 This week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) unveiled its newest support program, Meso-Connect, a peer-to-peer support system, aimed at helping mesothelioma...

2014-04-29 23:08:14

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) applauds Congress for its bipartisan support for prioritizing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Fiscal Year 2015 and its efforts to increase federal funding for cancer research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 As Congress works to map their federal spending for Fiscal Year 2015, advocacy organizations and members of Congress alike have been announcing their funding priorities for next year. The Mesothelioma...

2014-04-29 16:32:05

The Newly-Posted Articles Help to Educate People about the Causes of Mesothelioma, as well as When People Should Contact an Attorney for Help CLEVELAND, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mesothelioma attorney firm Simon, Greenstone, Panatier and Bartlett (SGPB) have just posted new articles to their website that provide in-depth and helpful information and advice about mesothelioma. For example, one of the new articles, www.cleveland5justice.org/mesothelioma-lawyer/, explains why...

2014-04-29 16:31:09

Polaris Group Scientific Colleagues from Several University Cancer Centers Present Data at 2014 AACR Meeting in San Diego, CA SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris Group collaborating scientists from numerous institutions reported results from preclinical studies at the 2014 annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting, which showed that certain non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and melanomas are more likely to...

2014-04-29 08:35:53

Presentation at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery 94th Annual Meeting TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc. announced that data from two validation studies of its DecisionDx-Mesothelioma molecular test were presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery 94(th) Annual Meeting. According to the data, the test accurately predicted survival in metastatic pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients based on the gene expression profile signature...

2014-04-25 23:03:58

Italian scientists say siblings who work together around asbestos are also more likely to get sick together with mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 A new study of groups or “clusters” of mesothelioma cases in Italy finds that the disease can run in families, especially those with a common history of asbestos exposure. An article about the new study has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be read by clicking here. Scientists with Sapienza...

2014-04-24 23:10:58

The latest study to compare the two major surgical approaches to mesothelioma says the more radical approach is “an independent predictor” for complications and even death. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Thoracic surgeons and biostatisticians from some of the country’s top research centers say extrapleural pneumonectomy, the most invasive surgical treatment for pleural mesothelioma, is more likely to cause serious problems for patients. Click here to read the story, which has just been...

2014-04-23 08:32:28

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 7, 2014 global experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma will convene in Santa Monica, CA at the 4th Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos and commonly affects the pleura - the lining of the chest. The event is co-hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Meso Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...

2014-04-22 23:10:57

Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Successful in Presenting Evidence Against Crane Co. Oakland, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood is pleased to announce that a California court of appeals has upheld a $5,437,882 verdict for mesothelioma patient James Hellam against industrial-products supplier Crane Co. (Hellam v. Crane Co., Nos. A138013 and A139141, 2014 WL 1492725 Cal. Ct. App., 1st Dist. Apr. 16, 2014). Kazan Law partners Frank...

2014-04-22 23:10:23

Researchers say a drug approved for the treatment of chronic alcoholism may help people with malignant pleural mesothelioma, too. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 A newly published report on the use of an alcoholism drug in mesothelioma treatment contains some promising findings. Details of the report have just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be read by clicking here. Cancer researchers from Wayne State University in Detroit gave the drug disulfiram (brand...


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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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