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Though all physicians treating patients with mesothelioma have the same goal of providing their patients with the best possible outcome and longest possible survival, there are disagreements about how that should be achieved. Most agree that patients do best with a combination of surgery and other modalities such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but where…

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In a move reminiscent of so many other companies responsible for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, Imerys Talc America and two of their associated companies have filed for bankruptcy protection against the thousands of lawsuits currently filed against it. Imerys, the company that provided talc to Johnson & Johnson for use in their baby powder,…

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One of the malignant mesothelioma treatment protocols generating the most enthusiasm is immunotherapy: the idea of weaponizing the body’s immune system against the aggressive form of cancer is truly exciting, especially when clinical trials of immunotherapeutic drugs deliver positive results. That is exactly what has happened with the Phase 1 clinical trial of immune checkpoint…

The post Positive Results Reported in Phase 1 Trial of Bavencio for Malignant Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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Mesothelioma victims have been very much in the news recently. This is in large part due to the attention being paid to claims against Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and other big-name defendants. Though these companies are household names, they are not the only ones that have been responsible for innocent people being exposed to…

The post New York City Contractor Ordered to Stand Trial in Mesothelioma Case appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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If you are a patient who has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, or someone in that patient’s circle of friends and loved ones, you likely assume that they are receiving the best treatment possible, with the goal of both extending their life and making them as comfortable as possible. But a new study published in…

The post Survey Shows Healthcare Professionals Views on Chemotherapy Provided to Mesothelioma Patients appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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Mesothelioma is an equal opportunity disease. It impacts everybody who has been exposed to asbestos, regardless of age, gender, or other demographic information. However, not everybody is equally at risk for exposure to asbestos. It has long been known that there are certain occupations that historically had a higher degree of exposure to the carcinogenic…

The post Native Americans Disproportionately Affected by Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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Pilbara, a beautiful region of Western Australia, has seen more asbestosis and mesothelioma diagnoses than nearly any other place in the world, and though entire towns have been wiped out by their exposure to asbestos, the problem struck the indigenous community particularly hard. Aboriginal People at Particular Risk Photos from the glory days of the…

The post Australian Region Described As World’s Most Devastated by Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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One of the most successful innovations in the treatment of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma has been the introduction of the HIPEC procedure that bathes the surgical field in a heated chemotherapy bath after tumors have been removed and before the surgeon closes. The protocol is thought to add an additional layer of protection for patients, preventing…

The post Spray-On Immunotherapy Treatment Could Boost Results of Pleural Mesothelioma Surgery appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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Indicating that he was “not sympathetic” to arguments made by Ford Motor Company against having to pay a $9.1 million mesothelioma judgment, Delaware Superior Court Judge Ferris W. Wharton rejected arguments that the auto giant was poorly treated in court and deserved a new trial.  The case involved the death of Larry Knecht, a New…

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Today is February 4th, the day that the mesothelioma community and cancer community around the world marks as World Cancer Day each year. Though much of what is highlighted during this annual celebration is the innovation and accomplishments that researchers have made towards finding a cure, there is an equally robust focus on making sure…

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