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  • Court Rules U.S. Navy Partially Responsible in Mesothelioma Case

    After a California jury found 17 defendants liable for the death of Ulysses Collins, who died in 2005 from mesothelioma, a California appeals court has added the United States Navy to the list holding them responsible for a portion of the award.  Collins was exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products throughout his career as a …

    Label: Mesothelioma

    Posted on Friday, Jun 25, 2010
  • MGH’s Diagnostic Electron Microscopy Unit Hopes to Improve Effectiveness in Diagnosing Mesothelioma

    The Diagnostic Electron Microscopy (EM) Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), with the latest technology and leading physicians and scientists in the field, is one of the world’s leaders in diagnostic transmission electron microscopic services.  Their latest research focuses on a process to perform electron microscopy on extremely small samples, improving the effectiveness of diagnosis …

    Label: Research News

    Posted on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010
  • Pleurectomy Surgery Explained, Used to Treat Pleural Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelial cells, caused by breathing in asbestos fibers that become lodged in the thin membrane that lines and encases the lungs. Although there is no cure for mesothelioma, it can be treated with varying degrees of success through the use of surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation. One type of …

    Label: Mesothelioma Treatments

    Posted on Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010