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Depression After Being Diagnosed with Mesothelioma: Women Have Most Risk

White women have a higher chance to have depression after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lung lining caused by asbestos exposure. (Survivingmesothelioma.com) That conclusion came this week from researchers based at the University of Florida. The team looked at the cases of 120,000 people with late-stage mesothelioma. While all patients with… Read More »

San Diego Firefighters Sue Over Mesothelioma and Other Illnesses

After revelations that the city of San Diego had put them at higher risk for mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos exposure, hundreds of firefighters and other employees in the department filed a negligence claim on July 2, holding the city responsible for possible medical damages. This issue came to light after an investigation… Read More »

NY Jury Orders J&J to Pay $325 Million to Mesothelioma Victim

In one of the biggest verdicts to come down in a large number of mesothelioma lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, a state jury in New York ordered the company to pay a woman suffering from mesothelioma $300 million in punitive damages. (mesothelioma.net) This means Donna Olson and her husband will have… Read More »

Clinical Study Starts to Develop Breath Test for Early Detection of Mesothelioma

A doctor with more than 30 years of experience fighting asbestos-related diseases is the lead investigator in a new clinical trial of breath-based biomarkers that may say lives through early detection of mesothelioma. (asbestos.com) According to Michael Harbut, MD, the new clinical study has great significance for the early detection of mesothelioma and could become… Read More »

New Radiotherapy Treatment Can Double Two-Year Survival for Mesothelioma

A new radiotherapy treatment can double the odds of surviving two or more years with pleural mesothelioma, according to a study performed by Dr. Marco Trovo at University Hospital of Udine in Italy. (asbestos.com) Trovo is the top author of a mesothelioma treatment study that involved 109 patients treated for malignant mesothelioma from 2014 to… Read More »

New EPA Rule Shows Strong Resistance to Need for Ban on Asbestos

As of 2019, asbestos still is not banned in the US, even with the many warnings and concerns of experts, scientists and advisors. It is well known throughout the world of science and medicine that asbestos causes many serious diseases, such as malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis. The EPA has established certain rules and regulations to… Read More »

Study Finds Elderly Mesothelioma Patients Denied Critical Survival Time

 Almost 66% of elderly patients diagnosed with mesothelioma are passing away without receiving any sort of cancer-related treatments that could boost their survival. According to recent data, median survival for mesothelioma patients 80 years and older is just 4.1 months. The Annals of Surgical Oncology recently published the study, which was written and compiled by… Read More »

High-Dose Radiotherapy Increases Survival Rate in Mesothelioma

New clinical studies indicate that treatment with high doses of radiotherapy could greatly boost survival for patients with mesothelioma. New results from a clinical trial that was randomized show that patients who got aggressive radiotherapy were two times as likely to be alive after two years compared to patients who only got palliative radiotherapy; the… Read More »

Palliative Radiotherapy for Mesothelioma Produces “Substantial Treatment Response

Physicians in Pennsylvania may possibly have found a way to increase the effectiveness of new type of palliative radiotherapy for pleural mesothelioma. Palliative radiotherapy is an important method of treatment to help people with mesothelioma symptoms. It is not expected, however, for doctors to treat mesothelioma with palliative radiotherapy. (survivingmesothelioma.com) However, researchers at the University… Read More »

Chemoimmunotherapy Being Hailed as the Next Frontier for Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

According to Australian doctors recently, chemotherapy and immunotherapy are the next frontier for the treatment of deadly mesothelioma cancer. The study in which they made this bold statement was the medical journal Expert Opinions in Biological Therapy. The doctors reviewed several mesothelioma clinical studies from 2016 to 2018. (survivingmesothelioma.com) Some of the studies were centered… Read More »

Curis Completes Mesothelioma Enrollment in CA-170 Study

Curis, Inc., a biotechnology company that centers on developing new and innovative therapeutics to treat cancer, announced May 6 that its Phase 1 study of CA-170 has reached the desired target enrollment of patients with mesothelioma. Curis began enrolling and dosing patients in the clinical study at the beginning of 2019. (finance.yahoo.com) The company president… Read More »

Ford Motor Company Attempts to Evade $9.1 Million Mesothelioma Payout

Ford Motor Company attempted this month to evade a $9.1 million mesothelioma judgement. However, the judge on the case was not sympathetic to the company’s arguments. Delaware Superior Court Judge Ferris W. Wharton rejected arguments from the automotive company that it was not treated well in court and deserved to have a new trial set.… Read More »