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Is Asbestos Making A Comeback?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in numerous products and applications. Over time as asbestos products undergo routine maintenance or even normal wear and tear, asbestos ...
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New Study Concludes Surgery Alone Leads to the Best Outcome For Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A new study out of the University of Illinois concluded that chemotherapy provided no material improvement in the long term survival of peritoneal mesothelioma patients. The findings apply to ...
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The Role of Kindness in Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive form of cancer making compassionate care key from the first appointment. In a study titled "Role of Kindness in Cancer Care," Dr. Berry lays out six ...
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Dutch Authorities Discover Asbestos In Make-Up Products

Renewing fears earlier this year in the United States, Dutch regulators have pulled two of Claires make-up products off the shelves because of the presence of asbestos. The move impacted all 32 of ...
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In Loving Memory of Nick Monios

Nick Monios was a war hero, union executive, civic leader, and inspiration to friends, family and anyone else who had the pleasure of crossing paths with Nick. On March 31, 2018 at the age of 89, Nick ...
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Baltimore Doctor Warns Of Immunotherapy Side Effects

Immunotherapy has been touted as an excellent treatment alternative for those suffering from especially aggressive cancers such as peritoneal mesothelioma and small cell lung cancer. However, the ...
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Home Based Rehab Program Help Speed Recovery From Chemotherapy

Pulmonary Cancer experts at several French institutions published a study in BMC Cancer on a home based rehab treatment for lung cancer and mesothelioma patients. Previous research studies have ...
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Huntington's Disease May Hold The Key To New Mesothelioma Treatment

According to a study published on EmboReports, Huntington 's Disease may hold the key to a discovering a new and more effective way to treat cancer. A team of researchers from Northwestern ...
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Court Reinstates Case Linking Scott's Fertilizer To Mesothelioma

A New Jersey appeals court has reopened a case linking Scotts Fertilizer to mesothelioma. In 2014 Scotts secured a summary judgment dismissing the asbestos lawsuit. The plaintiff, Brandecker claimed ...
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Newsweek Highlights The Paul Law Firm

To read the full Newsweek article click here. The latest edition of Newsweek online highlighted several different areas of law. Newsweek highlighted the Paul Law Firm in their spotlight on ...
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Misinformed Sri Lankan Scientist Claims Chrysotile Asbestos Is Safe

Prof. Ravindra Fernando claims that there are "no adverse health effects from the use of white Chrysotile asbestos roofing tiles in the country." Although cited as an expert by the Sri ...
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Mesothelioma Mortality Rates Vary Widely Across The Globe

A new report studying the mortality rates of mesothelioma from 2009 to 2013 found that countries vary significantly. The report was compiled by Omar Abdel-Rahman, an oncologist from Ain Shams ...
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Seattle Pacific Hotel Fined For Exposing Workers To Asbestos

The Seattle Pacific Hotel owner Raj Nariya is facing $355,000 by the Washington State Department of Labor for workplace health and safety violations. The DOL’s investigation uncovered twelve ...
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New Treatment May Extend Life For Bi-Phasic Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients

The most common and easiest form of mesothelioma to treat is pleural epithelioid and even the most common form of mesothelioma is considered a rare cancer, impacting approximately 3,500 people per ...
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Resolvins May Offer A way to Suppress Tumor Growth

New research out of the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Washington sheds a new light on how scientists can more effectively fight cancerous cells. The new research shows that for years ...
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Aussie Study Finds That Loose Fill Asbestos Increases Mesothelioma Risk

Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra published a new landmark study in the journal, Lancet Public Health, examining the impact of living in a house containing loose ...
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Does Smoking Play A Role In Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

While smoking is the number one cause of cancer related deaths in the United States, asbestos remains the number one cause of cancer related occupational deaths. Smoking cigarettes does increase the ...
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Mesothelioma Cell Types

There are three different types of mesothelioma cell types. Cell type can influence the aggressiveness of the cancer, treatment protocols, life expectancy, and more. Epithelioid Common Location: Lungs ...
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UK Study Concludes Elderly Mesothelioma Patients Can Still Be Good Surgery Candidates

Medical researchers out of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, England published a report in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery which concluded that surgery is not necessarily riskier for ...
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BAP1 Test Increases Accuracy of Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A new study published in the Chinese Journal of Pathology concluded that testing for the expression of the BAP1 protein increases the accuracy of mesothelioma diagnosis to 93%. Pleural mesothelioma is ...
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New Biomarker May Provide Diagnostic Alternative For Frail Patients

Japanese researchers have pointed to a set of proteins found in the lung fluid of people with malignant mesothelioma as a possible less invasive diagnostic tool for frail or elderly patients. ...
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A Cheat Sheet on the Lymphatic System

Mesothelioma patients and their families have all heard their medical providers use the term lymph nodes. Cutting through all the complex medical jargon can be difficult so understanding how lymph ...
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Cigarette Companies and Mesothelioma

Cigarettes have long been known to cause lung cancer but knowledge of its role as a cause of mesothelioma is less clear. In the pursuit of making finding a fiber that was better able to filter out the ...
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5 Myths About Asbestos

There are between 2,500 and 3,000 new mesothelioma diagnoses each year in the United States and mesothelioma’s only known cause is asbestos exposure. Because of the number of diagnoses, ...
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WorkSafeBC is Trying to Educate Contractors of Asbestos Dangers

WorkSafeBC is a Canadian government sponsored organization created to try and eliminate work place injuries, illnesses, and accidents. Their latest campaign is aimed at warning contractors and ...
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