Posts Tagged ‘lung cancer’

Mechanic sues manufacturing companies for asbestos exposure

13 Nov 2018 by under Legal

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Last year, after Donald G. Ream was diagnosed with lung cancer, he sought to hold responsible the companies he believes caused his deadly disease. In October, he and his wife, Joanne Ream, filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court in against AGCO Corp., , URS Corporation, and several others for negligently exposing him to cancer-causing asbestos as he was working as a mechanic. The Reams claim the companies failed to adequately warn workers or give them instructions about how to safely work with or around asbestos-containing products. (more…)


Supreme Court to hear appeal of asbestos exposure case

16 May 2018 by under Legal

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 Supreme Court to hear appeal of asbestos exposure caseThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a Third Circuit decision in two consolidated lawsuits that held companies accountable under maritime law for -related injuries if the companies could have reasonably known that was added to their products by third parties, according to Law360. (more…)


Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatment

8 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

450px Red wine in glass in restaurant 100x100 Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatmentRed wine has long been touted as a way to help keep your heart healthy, reportedly thanks to the antioxidants it contains. Research continues to show that chemicals derived from red wine could also be beneficial in preventing and treating malignant . (more…)


August 1 marks World Lung Cancer Awareness Day

1 Aug 2017 by under News
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is most often associated with smoking, and rightfully so. An average of 130,659 Americans (74,300 men and 56,359 women) died of smoking-attributable lung cancer each year between 2005 and 2010, according to the American Lung Association. On this World Lung Cancer Awareness Day, it is important to note that smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer. (more…)


Study: asbestos sprayers most at risk occupation for mesothelioma

14 Jun 2017 by under Research/Treatment

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Study: asbestos sprayers most at risk occupation for mesotheliomaBack when was popular in construction and manufacturing, most -related disease cases were linked to occupation. A recent Finnish study has concluded that those whose job it was to apply spray-on asbestos insulation may be at a highest risk of asbestos-related disease, even compared to those who were employed in other types of asbestos work. (more…)


Researchers look to repurpose drugs to treat cancer

17 Feb 2017 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 11 100x100 Researchers look to repurpose drugs to treat cancerWhat if the key to improving treatment for , a deadly cancer associated with exposure to , lies within medicines or a combination of medicines that already exist? Cancer researchers are working on just that.

Studies are testing to see if a generic drug used for more than 40 years to treat parasitic infections may hold the potential to treat an array of cancers, according to National Public Radio. The drug, mebendazole, is one of a host of drugs, including a diabetes drug and a blood pressure drug, that researchers are studying to determine their ability to be repurposed for cancer treatment. (more…)


Biomarker could help determine between mesothelioma and lung cancer

13 Feb 2017 by under Research/Treatment

GHS pictogram silhouette1 100x100 Biomarker could help determine between mesothelioma and lung cancer Sarcomatoid mesothelioma—a subtype of the deadly cancer associated with exposure—is the rarest form of the cancer and the most resistant to treatment. A new study published in Modern Pathology points to a newly discovered biomarker as a key to differentiating between sarcomatoid mesothelioma and lung sarcomatoid carcinoma, a type of mesothelioma is often mistaken as, according to Mesothelioma Research News. (more…)


Study: Pleural mesothelioma patients may require unique form of psychological care

6 Dec 2016 by under Research/Treatment

lungs 1 002 100x100 Study: Pleural mesothelioma patients may require unique form of psychological careIn our medical system, care is tailored to the ailment. A person with a broken leg doesn’t receive the same treatment as someone who needs his gallbladder removed. However, psychological patient care for those with pleural , a rare, fatal cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, and caused by exposure to asbestos, has historically been modeled to reflect that of patients with other lung cancers. (more…)


Study links Italian cement plants to higher cases of mesothelioma

27 Apr 2015 by under Research/Treatment

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Lawsuit filed by machinist diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer

27 Feb 2014 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Lawsuit filed by machinist diagnosed with asbestos related lung cancerAn exposure complaint was filed Feb. 12, 2014, by a Pennsylvania man who was recently diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer. Working as a for numerous companies, Milton M. Schuster, Sr., was allegedly exposed to asbestos from 1954 through 1985 by his former employers’ products, leading to his diagnosis on Dec. 12, 2013, according to the complaint. (more…)