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2014-02-11 23:24:03

New research suggests the micronutrient may be able to slow the progression of mesothelioma, but only in certain cell lines. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 A new article published in the American Journal of Pathology and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma finds that the nutrient selenium may one day have a role to play in the treatment of mesothelioma. Selenium is found in meat, fish, poultry, grains and eggs and is most plentiful in Brazil nuts and organ meats. It is essential for...

2014-02-11 08:32:43

The more details a sufferer can provide the better, says the Compensation Center's experienced attorneys WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "Our number one reason why every single diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, or family member, must begin the compensation process immediately is that it is incredibly vital one of the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys have a face-to-face conversation with the victim--this...

2014-02-10 23:24:46

Pilot program out of Victoria, Australia shows promise by recommending higher doses of radiotherapy for the treatment of mesothelioma cancer. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 A radiation oncologist in Victoria, Australia says a tested radiation technique may improve the life expectancy for mesothelioma patients. The technique involves administering high doses of radiotherapy to decrease the activity of tumor masses. These high doses are considered much higher than conventional...

2014-02-10 08:27:14

Families of victims are entitled to millions in compensation, even if the claims process couldn't begin before the loved one passed WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "In many instances, we are not afforded the opportunity or privilege of talking to the actual diagnosed victim of mesothelioma because they have already passed away. Just in the last month we spoke to a family whose loved one was being treated for pneumonia, and died. A...

2014-02-08 23:01:16

Mesothelioma Law Firm Applauds the Work of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Preparing this Critically Important Report DALLAS (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Treatment alone won’t win the war on cancer – an increased focus on prevention will be just as important in stemming this growing global crisis. That is the finding of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which released the World Cancer Report 2014 on Feb. 3. The mesothelioma law firm of Baron and...

2014-02-07 08:24:28

Center offers free, comprehensive compensation advice to Navy vets and their families WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center believes the worst mistake a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members can make, is not doing thorough research before hiring a mesothelioma attorney. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/PH60848-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/PH60848-b) The Compensation Center believes that...

2014-02-06 23:23:00

New research on carbonic anhydrase confirms its value as a treatment target, with limitations. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 New research published in a European medical journal and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that a cell surface enzyme may provide a new target for mesothelioma therapy. Carbonic anhydrases are a large family of enzymes responsible for a range of biological processes. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a specific carbonic anhydrase involved in...

2014-02-06 08:29:03

Questions such as "Are you eligible for a mesothelioma compensation claim?" are red flags when searching for experienced mesothelioma attorneys WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center believes the worst mistake a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members can make, is not doing thorough research before hiring a mesothelioma attorney. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/PH59765-a) (Photo:...

2014-02-05 08:29:51

Center helps those in the automobile or manufacturing industry avoid losing millions of dollars in fair compensation WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Because the average age of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old, and because victims are frequently misdiagnosed with pneumonia, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging family members to call on behalf of their loved one. "From our experience, often times victims can be too weak or sick to call on their own,...

2014-02-04 23:24:31

A team of international researchers say “turning off” the gene for mesothelin slows the spread of mesothelioma and sensitizes cells to cisplatin therapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 New research published in the online open-access medical journal PLoS One and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that “knocking down” mesothelin production with synthetic RNA may offer a novel approach to treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is one of several cancers...