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2014-05-30 23:02:32

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva, Director of the International Midwest Mesothelioma Program at the Cardinal Bernadine Cancer Center, discussed innovative approaches to mesothelioma treatment during the May 27 “Ask the Nurse” series event. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 A discussion with nationally recognized mesothelioma expert Dr. Marcelo DaSilva highlighted the most recent “Ask the Nurse” series live chat hosted by MesotheliomaHelp.org. “We are passionate about mesothelioma care, but...

2014-05-29 23:11:56

Wisconsin researchers find many more peritoneal mesothelioma patients could survive if they were treated with surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 A new study of more than 1,500 patients with peritoneal mesothelioma finds that nearly 62 percent of them are not being given the surgical treatment that could dramatically improve their survival. An article on the research has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Surgical oncologists at the...

2014-05-29 23:10:37

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation commends the founding co-chairs on their newly formed Congressional Caucus for the Deadliest Cancers for recognizing the great need for a focus on the most lethal cancers, including mesothelioma. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 On May 8, a Dear Colleague letter was sent out by the founding co-chairs of the newly established Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers to invite other Representatives to join the Caucus. The caucus, founded...

2014-05-27 23:08:27

People with a history of asbestos exposure will probably have to live with the possibility of developing malignant mesothelioma for their entire lives. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers from Italy and Australia say the lifetime risk of developing mesothelioma after asbestos exposure may decline slightly over time but never entirely disappears. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a new article on the research. Click here to read it now. University-based public health and...

2014-05-22 23:10:25

Oxford-based researchers say cutting-needle biopsy is a safe and effective alternative for patients too frail for thoracoscopy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Scientists comparing two methods of obtaining pleural tissue for mesothelioma diagnosis say the less-invasive method may be a good option for certain patients. Details of the study have just been posted on Surviving Mesothelioma and can be read by clicking here. Researchers at the Centre for Respiratory Medicine at Oxford...

2014-05-21 23:12:17

New Resources and Options for Mesothelioma Treatment from Shrader & Associates, LLP Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 With exposure to a material commonly used for building houses, people are at risk of developing mesothelioma, one of the rarest yet deadliest and most aggressive cancers in existence. To help people learn more about this disease, in addition to providing legal recourse, Shrader & Associates, LLP—a law firm that has offices in Houston, Texas and Glen Carbon,...

2014-05-21 23:01:52

New York law firm calls attention to new drug to treat pleural mesothelioma that has been cleared for additional clinical trials. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Belluck & Fox, a New York law firm that represents patients with mesothelioma, has learned that a promising new drug to treat pleural mesothelioma has been approved for further clinical trials. According to a new study, the drug—currently known as VS-4718—appears to slow the growth of tumors caused by pleural...

2014-05-20 23:10:05

Spanish nuclear medicine experts find that PET scans with a radioactive tracer are a valuable way to diagnose and monitor mesothelioma in the abdomen. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Researchers studying the effectiveness of the imaging method called 18F-FDG-PET for peritoneal mesothelioma say it is good at detecting both the presence and absence of cancer. An article on the new research is now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it. Imaging experts at a...

2014-05-19 23:12:33

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is sharing a CDC report on how the 1960s brought about one of the best known “cancer clusters” studied in which victims developed mesothelioma from a direct relationship to asbestos exposure. The Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members to call 866-714-6466 if the victim worked in a shipyard, or in a manufacturing, or industrial workplace where asbestos was present, because these types of victims frequently...

2014-05-15 23:12:41

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says,“According to an article published by the American Cancer Society about 3,000 US citizens are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, which is not a very large number when compared to the population size of the demographic for potential victims. This week we wanted to share key statistics from the American Cancer Society in the hopes of educating victims and family members of this small population on what to look out for, as well explain to...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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