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2014-04-10 23:29:06

The law firm of MRHFM supports the 11th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma as it relates to funding mesothelioma cancer research. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma kicked off Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The Symposium, now in its 11th year, welcomes all attendees from patients and their families to advocates, members of the medical community, and...

2014-04-10 23:24:17

Mexican researchers say an alternative to the standard mesothelioma chemotherapy regimen can not only improve survival and quality of life, but can also save money. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Scientists in the Thoracic Oncology Unit at Mexico’s National Cancer Institute say continuous infusions of low-dose Gemzar (gemcitabine) with cisplatin appear to be a safe and effective alternative to standard mesothelioma chemotherapy. Click here to read about the new study on the...

2014-04-08 23:27:16

Australian researchers say a serious complication associated with treating excess lung fluid in mesothelioma can be treated with radiotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A new study finds that mesothelioma metastasis (spreading) along the path of an indwelling pleural catheter usually responds to treatment without having to removing the catheter. Click here to read the findings, which have just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Researchers with the Sir Charles...

2014-04-04 23:36:01

Japanese cancer researchers say a simple blood test could help pinpoint the people at highest risk for mesothelioma in a large group of at-risk workers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 New research suggests a blood test could offer a simple way to monitor for early signs of mesothelioma in workers who have been exposed to asbestos. Click here to read details of the new report, which have just been posted by Surviving Mesothelioma. Noting that asbestos-exposed workers are at highest...

2014-04-01 23:30:30

MRHFM comments on new study showing associations between all levels of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, lung cancer and laryngeal cancer. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs where they may remain for a long period of time. A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) in January 2014, reported that even small amounts of asbestos can remain in the body and cause a number...

2014-04-01 23:26:52

Italian researchers say a drug used to treat breast cancer appears to shrink mesothelioma tumors, too. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The breast cancer drug Aromasin may offer a new way to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to research conducted at Italy. Click here to read details of the new study, available now on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Cancer researchers with Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome have concluded that the drug Aromasin...

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,...

2014-03-30 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...