Significant progress in mesothelioma clinical trials indicates a bright future ahead

21 Aug 2014 by Temp Temple under Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square Significant progress in mesothelioma clinical trials indicates a bright future aheadMary Hesdorffer,  executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), spoke during the organization’s July 2014 board meeting about the advances in for mesothelioma patients, which is allowing them to aid mesothelioma patients more effectively. Ms. Hesdorffer is a nurse practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in mesothelioma treatment. Read the rest of this entry »


Statin drug combination shows promise in treatment of mesothelioma

13 Aug 2014 by Temp Temple under News, Research/Treatment

statin drugs simvastatin 100x100 Statin drug combination shows promise in treatment of mesotheliomaRecent studies are exploring the efficacy of statin drugs in the battle against mesothelioma. Shortly after a team of Korean scientists released a study about how simvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, could increase the strength of the mesothelioma drug pemetrexed, another published study concluded that atorvastatin could not kill mesothelioma in either mice or humans. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertime

7 Aug 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, Organizations

ACVRC Summers Silent Threat image 100x100 Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertimeFor most people, summertime is a time to relax and enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Summer also offers an opportunity to tackle projects around the house, explore the great outdoors, search out a bargain or create a lovely landscape. However, the folks at the Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign (ACVRC) warn many of these activities may hide a hidden danger – asbestos. Read the rest of this entry »


Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition site

24 Jul 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition siteOfficials from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are keeping a close watch on demolition and cleanup efforts at a school destroyed by fire in June. The nearly 95-year-old building, Roosevelt Education Center, is believed to contain a large amount of friable asbestos. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos ruling in Texas gives hope for future mesothelioma plaintiffs

22 Jul 2014 by Beasley Allen under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Asbestos ruling in Texas gives hope for future mesothelioma plaintiffsThe Texas Supreme Court just pushed back against asbestos plaintiffs by raising the burden of proof to show that the defendant’s products caused mesothelioma; however, the plaintiffs avoided a situation that attorneys believed would have voided all asbestos lawsuits. Read the rest of this entry »


Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPA

21 Jul 2014 by Temp Temple under News

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPAIn late 2012, a local resident’s concern prompted U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) investigators to test rocks at a housing development in Burlington, Calif., and they uncovered troubling results – naturally occurring asbestos.

Prolonged exposure to asbestos, such as that found in the rocks, has been linked to the development of diseases including mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or, rarely, the heart. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. The investigators that discovered the asbestos in the rocks drafted a report recommending that signs be posted “alerting people to the dangers of asbestos exposure.” Read the rest of this entry »


Mesothelioma-related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers’ exposure to asbestos

8 Jul 2014 by Temp Temple under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Mesothelioma related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers exposure to asbestosSeparate lawsuits were filed in Louisiana recently due to the development of mesothelioma in two unsuspecting individuals – engineering clerk James Capdeboscq and Stanley Gaudet, a former union president who is now deceased. Read the rest of this entry »


The South West Mesothelioma Support Group to host event for those affected by mesothelioma

27 Jun 2014 by Temp Temple under Events

Saltram House Plympton UK courtesy Plymouth Herald 100x100 The South West Mesothelioma Support Group to host event for those affected by mesotheliomaOn July 4, a special event will be held at the Saltram House in Plympton, U.K., in memory of those affected by one of the deadliest forms of cancer, mesothelioma. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos even plagues the royal family; nearly £4 million spent in palace renovations

23 Jun 2014 by Temp Temple under News

Kensington Palace wiki 100x100 Asbestos even plagues the royal family; nearly £4 million spent in palace renovationsAccording to Bustle.com, even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had to deal with the removal of asbestos. Reports show that the royal family just spent nearly £4 million on repairing their Kensington Palace apartment, including fixing the home’s roof, renovating residential rooms (including Prince George’s nursery), refurbishing electrical and plumbing work and, of course, removing the presence of asbestos from the homestead. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos-contaminated soil adds up to half-million-dollar headache for Louisiana parish

16 Jun 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

jefferson parish logo 100x100 Asbestos contaminated soil adds up to half million dollar headache for Louisiana parishA plan to fill land at a project with excess soil from an Army Corps of Engineers project turned into a half-million dollar headache for Jefferson Parish, La., officials when it turned out the soil was contaminated with asbestos. Exposure to asbestos is linked to serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. When job site officials identified asbestos in the soil, the project had to be stopped until the hazardous material could be contained, properly disposed of, and the site cleaned and deemed safe for workers and the public. Read the rest of this entry »