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Last week we reported on how the discovery of the key to blood vessel formation may lead researchers to develop a new treatment to slow mesothelioma growth. Now, researchers report that by targeting a specific molecule in blood vessels they may be able to increase the effectiveness of cancer treatments. This finding could also lead …

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On Labor Day Consider the...Mesothelioma is one of many cancers that is still considered to be incurable, and the tragedy is that mesothelioma is an entirely preventable disease….

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  • MesotheliomaHelp Announces Third Annual $10,000 College Scholarship Essay Contest

    The third annual MesotheliomaHelp essay scholarship contest will begin accepting entries September 1. The scholarship offers $10,000 to U.S. college students through an essay contest about mesothelioma, a terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.  The scholarship was renamed the “Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship” this year to honor two mesothelioma warriors who …

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    Posted on Monday, Aug 25, 2014
  • Discovery of Key to Blood Vessel Formation Could Lead to Treatment That Slows Growth of Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a signature cancer of asbestos, affecting the lining of the lung or abdomen. The cancer is extremely aggressive, and the cancer cells continue to grow and multiply as additional blood vessels develop bringing more food and oxygen to them. Now, researchers believe they have found the key to blood vessel formation opening the …

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    Posted on Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
  • Mesothelioma Patients Encouraged to Prepare for Surgery to Ease Recovery

    Earlier this month, thoracic nurse Lisa Hyde-Barrett offered suggestions to mesothelioma patients for mentally preparing for their upcoming surgery. She reports that by mentally preparing first, patients will recover faster. Preparation does not stop there though, being in good physical shape and knowledgeable about the procedure can help ease stress and result in an easier …

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    Posted on Monday, Aug 18, 2014
  • Which Mesothelioma Surgery Should You Consider?

    Patients with mesothelioma are sometimes faced with surgical options to remove damaged tissue and/or organ parts. Patients rely on advice from specialists and surgeons treating them, but there are some factors that might be overlooked: physical and genetic characteristics of the patient. Marcelo DaSilva, MD, is a mesothelioma expert affiliated with the Loyola University Health …

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    Posted on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014
  • UPenn Glowing Cancer Cells May Help Mesothelioma Surgeons Removal All Traces of Cancer

    We just reported that the University of Pennsylvania was awarded an $8 million grant for mesothelioma research. Now, Penn reports another breakthrough that could soon help mesothelioma patients – glowing tumors. Although it may sound like science fiction, researchers at Penn report that by injecting a dye into cancer patients the cancerous tissue will glow …

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    Posted on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
  • Pain Pill Granted Fast-Track Status by FDA May Offer Relief to Mesothelioma Patients

    Mesothelioma is a serious and rare cancer that occurs in individuals that have either inhaled or swallowed asbestos fibers. The cancer is aggressive and extremely painful with nearly every patient suffering from some form of pain. Many patients use around-the-clock pain medication but still suffer from extreme pain. Relief may soon be on the way …

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    Posted on Monday, Aug 11, 2014
  • Mesothelioma Specialist Involved in Five-Lung-Transplant Marathon

    Each day, an average of five lung transplants are performed in the U.S. But last May, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, performed five—all successful—in just over 24 hours. And just last year, Loyola surgeons and staff performed three lung transplants in a single 24-hour period. The medical center offers clinical trials, laboratory research …

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    Posted on Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mesothelioma Treatment Centers at the Top in Cancer Care

    Medical professionals who specialize in the treatment of mesothelioma often lead the way in finding effective treatments for the rare, insidious cancer. These specialists are often found in some of the top research hospitals in the country, and mesothelioma patients know that traveling to them can make the difference in their survival. Once again, several …

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    Posted on Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
  • Medical Team Supporting 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders Seeing Growing Number of Cancer Cases

    Rescue workers who rushed to aid victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks now face the growing risk of developing mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. About 400 tons of asbestos were used in the twin towers, and upon their collapse, asbestos and other toxic substances were released into the air and inhaled by the workers. …

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    Posted on Monday, Aug 4, 2014
  • Asbestos Scare Closes Down Section of U.S. Capitol Building

    The House of Representatives’ side of the U.S. Capitol Building was temporarily shut down in July after asbestos fell from a ceiling in an area where an asbestos abatement project was in progress. Democracy marched on; the House merely delayed its opening for two hours. But the event, which the Architect of the Capitol called …

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    Posted on Saturday, Aug 2, 2014
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