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Blood test may be used to track mesothelioma progression

23 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment

Catheter for chemotherapy 1 100x100 Blood test may be used to track mesothelioma progressionComputerized tomography, more commonly known as a CT scan, combines X-ray images taken from different angles for a detailed cross-sectional image of the body, according to the Mayo Clinic. While the procedure isn’t dangerous, many CTs are required to track the progress of mesothelioma tumors, which can become a timely and costly process. (more…)


Organoids may offer specialized meso treatment options

21 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment
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What once would have been considered science fiction may bring new treatments for mesothelioma patients. Doctors at Wake Forest University are using mini lab-grown tumors to test individualized mesothelioma therapies. (more…)


Black lung resurgence continues, study finds

19 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment

640px BLACK LUNG X RAYS FROM PATIENTS OF DR. A.H. RUSSAKOFF PULMONARY DISEASE SPECIALIST AND PIONEER AIR POLLUTION FIGHTER...   NARA   545474 100x100 Black lung resurgence continues, study findsUnfortunately, is far from being history. In fact, the occupational disease caused by breathing in coal dust is actually making a comeback, health experts report. (more…)


Worldwide mesothelioma rates vary significantly, study finds

16 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment

1024px The Earth seen from Apollo 17 100x100 Worldwide mesothelioma rates vary significantly, study findsIt’s often easy to think mesothelioma is a problem in only in a few particular countries, but while some countries are seeing improvements, the threat is far from over. A new study highlights how far-reaching asbestos has been around the globe. (more…)


Historic Chattanooga hotel cleared to continue reno after asbestos investigation

14 Feb 2018 by under News
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Chattanooga’s historic Read House hotel stands as a lasting testament to the grand hotels built when the railroads were king. Originally built in 1872 and then rebuilt in 1926, The Read House hotel is undergoing renovations, the most recent of many throughout the years. However, this time reports of asbestos mismanagement launched an investigation by the Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration (TOHSA). (more…)


Asparagus amino acid may impact cancer cells

12 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment
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No need to swear off asparagus quite yet. Despite recent research suggesting asparagine, found in asparagus and other foods, may contribute to breast cancer, the potential link is still unclear. (more…)


New bill proposes asbestos warning label on children’s makeup

9 Feb 2018 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 New bill proposes asbestos warning label on childrens makeupA U.S. representative has proposed legislation to ensure makeup marketed to children contains a warning that it may contain asbestos. (more…)


Portland tightens demolition regulations to protect from toxins

7 Feb 2018 by under News

Forest Park in Portland.location map 100x100 Portland tightens demolition regulations to protect from toxinsThe city of Portland, Oregon, is taking a tougher stance on toxic exposure during demolition. (more…)


Enzyme inhibitor found to improve chemotherapy effectiveness

6 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 Enzyme inhibitor found to improve chemotherapy effectivenessWhile is usually the go-to treatment option after a mesothelioma diagnosis, the deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure does not usually respond well to the treatment. The difficulty in treating mesothelioma results in many patients dying within the first 18 months of diagnosis. Hoping to improve , researchers are working on innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. (more…)


Second trial alleges link between J&J talc and mesothelioma

5 Feb 2018 by under News
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In the second trial of its kind, a plaintiff is alleging the development of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to asbestos exposure that affects the lining of internal organs, is due to the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products. (more…)