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  • National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

    Today is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  The day was set aside by Congress as a time to raise the public’s awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure.  Mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, is diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year.  90,000 people worldwide die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. Mesothelioma is …

    Label: Asbestos

    Posted on Monday, Sep 26, 2011
  • AACR Encourages Congress to Increase NIH Funding to Benefit Research for Incurable Diseases Including Mesothelioma and Other Cancers

    Personalized medicine is considered the wave of the future in the effective treatment of cancer patients.  When treating mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, physicians have found that by tailoring the treatment to an individual’s unique characteristics they optimize the potential for success by offering the right treatment at the right time.  Just as personalized medicine is …

    Label: Treatment News

    Posted on Friday, Sep 23, 2011
  • Mesothelioma Patients Should be Aware of Potential Risk of Developing Blood Clots

    Pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive, rare cancer of the lining of the lungs that requires an equally aggressive treatment regimen to improve the survival time for patients.  Chemotherapy is considered the most effective single modality for the treatment of the disease and is likely to be the most commonly deployed treatment as well.  Now, Duke …

    Label: Treatment News

    Posted on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011
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