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  • Talcum Powder Takes the Spotlight as Cause of Mesothelioma in Some Women

    Is it possible that a woman’s daily primping routine could lead her to develop mesothelioma? According a to a new study, yes. Researchers report that some talcum powders are contaminated with asbestos and are the cause of mesothelioma for an untold number of women. In a study published in the International Journal of Occupational and …

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    Posted on Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
  • BAP1 Mutation Linked to “Seven-Fold” Increased Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

    In 2011, Michele Carbone and a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center determined that germline mutations in the BAP1 gene might underlie mesothelioma in people with a strong family history of the disease. Now, in a newly released study, he joined other researchers in announcing that malignant mesothelioma patients with that …

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    Posted on Monday, Nov 17, 2014
  • Vote for the Scholarship Finalists

    Voting for the third annual Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship essay contest for public voting goes through Nov. 17. One hundred twenty-eight essays from college students across the U.S. were submitted on various topics, including a mesothelioma survivor’s personal story, a history of asbestos use in America, and the latest developments in mesothelioma …

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    Posted on Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
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