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2014-06-12 23:08:51

A new study suggests that platinum-based carboplatin reduces hospital stays and produces better outcomes for peritoneal mesothelioma patients than another popular drug. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Researchers studying the peritoneal mesothelioma treatment approach that combines cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with a wash of heated chemotherapy (HIPEC) have concluded that one drug appears to work better than another for this purpose. Click here to read the details of the article just...

2014-06-11 08:30:14

Immunotherapy treatment, which has potential for long-term improvement with mesothelioma patients, is among the most promising breakthroughs over the last year. LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international roster of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) experts came together on Saturday, May 7, in Santa Monica, Calif., to discuss the latest research findings on this rare asbestos-related cancer. The symposium, which was hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Heart, Lung and...

2014-06-10 23:10:08

Scientists say a new way of using CT scan data could make it safer to monitor asbestos-exposed individuals for early signs of mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 French and Australian researchers say a new way of creating detailed pictures from CT scans may make it possible to screen for cancers like mesothelioma using less radiation. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here for the details. Radiologists from University Hospital CHU G....

2014-06-06 23:09:04

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is commenting on a recent American Cancer Society study that says,“The time between first exposure to asbestos and diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually 30 years or more," and adding that individuals who may have been exposed to asbestos decades ago often worked in a work environment that did not regulate asbestos dust. For an unsurpassed service focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, get the best...

2014-06-05 23:15:18

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now sharing a Georgetown Hospital informational guide on the main risk factors associated with malignant mesothelioma in a new service geared towards getting asbestos exposure on the radar for the adult children of individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace, or while serving in the US Navy. The service includes all-new information for family members who are concerned about the risk factors for malignant mesothelioma and mesothelioma...

2014-06-05 23:11:03

The makers of an experimental mesothelioma drug say it may help prevent mesothelioma relapse after chemotherapy. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Veratem, Inc., the developers of several experimental drugs that target cancer stem cells, have released an update on their ongoing mesothelioma research. Surviving Mesothelioma has posted an article on the paper. Click here to read it now. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Verastem researchers say their experiments on mesothelioma cells and in live mice with...

2014-06-04 23:15:40

New Peritoneal Mesothelioma Litigation Services for Shrader & Associates, LLP Clients Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 For decades SHRADER & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. has been one of the country's foremost law firms specializing in mesothelioma, a rare yet lethal type of cancer that affects the protective lining of locations for many of the body's organs. Recently it announced new litigation services for clients suffering from one of the most common variants of the disease:...

2014-06-03 23:13:49

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is sharing a recent Gannet article on the topic of living wills this week as the group is focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma have access to the nation's leading mesothelioma compensation claims attorneys. The Center says, “We are incredibly passionate about making certain the estate of the victim is protected in the event their is a substantial settlement, and with one call to 866-714-6466 we can explain how the Gannet...

2014-06-03 23:10:23

Taiwanese scientists say people who work in shipbreaking, the dismantling of decommissioned ships, are more likely to die of mesothelioma or another asbestos disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Cancer researchers in Taiwan found that shipbreaking workers are more likely to develop a range of cancers, including cancers of the mouth and throat and lung-related cancers like mesothelioma. An article on the new research has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can...

2014-06-02 08:30:59

The mesothelioma verdict, in favor of the family of James Phillips, is the first ever awarded in Fresno SAN PEDRO, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Worthington & Caron (http://mesothel.com/) Law Firm is pleased to announce that a jury in Fresno, California, has returned a substantial verdict in favor of our clients, the family of James 'Jimmy' Phillips, deceased, a 59-year-old plumber and race car enthusiast. (Photo:...


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