Malignant mesothelioma news
Exposure to asbestos is the main reason why people develop mesothelioma. Of all patients with mesothelioma exposure at work to asbestos is seen in about 70 percent to 80 percent. Regardless of this, mesothelioma might develop in some individuals without any known exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is not a single substance. It is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally. It consists of strong, flexible fibers that can be separated into thin threads and woven. In the past asbestos has been widely used in a number of industrial products, including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation. It is natural for tiny asbestos particles to float in the air, particularly during the manufacturing process. These floating particles may be inhaled or swallowed, and can cause serious health problems.
Surprisingly smoking does not increase the risk of mesothelioma development. But this is not a relief since smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a persons risk of developing cancer of the air passageways in the lung.
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How Asbestos Fibers Trigger Cancer In Human CellsOhio State University researchers believe they are the first in the world to study the molecular underpinnings of cancer by probing individual bonds between an asbestos fiber and human cells.
Though any clinical application is years away, the scientists hope their findings could aid in drug development efforts targeting illnesses caused by excessive exposure to asbestos, including the deadly cancer called mesothelioma.
The scientists use........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 12/18/2008 10:28:40 PM)
Clinical trial for patients with asbestos-associated lung cancerThe Mesothelioma Center within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center is now recruiting patients for a clinical research study of a new targeted radiation and chemotherapy protocol for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung's lining that is almost always caused by prior exposure to asbestos.
The standard therapy for pleural mesothelioma is currently surgery........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 6/26/2008 9:27:44 PM)
Mesothelioma drug to be subsidisedFor true believer Bernie Banton, it was the sweetest victory of all.
The cancer drug at the centre of a campaign stoush subsidy as early as January.
And it was the Liberal minister who phoned the Labor working-class hero on Thursday to tell him the good news personally.
Mr Banton, who is battling the terminal asbestos-related cancer........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 11/15/2007 6:09:07 PM)
Industry First Directory of Mesothelioma LawyersMesothelioma Lawyer Attorney.com today launched the industry's first directory of mesothelioma lawyers, mesothelioma attorneys and mesothelioma doctors, designed to help victims of mesothelioma find qualified legal and medical help.
Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that is almost always caused by prior exposure to asbestos, causes cancerous cells to develop in the lining around the lungs, heart, and abdominal cavities. Most people who develop........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 8/27/2007 8:02:53 PM)
Easy To Avoid MesotheliomaIt is known that mesothelioma is caused by breathing asbestos fibers into the lungs. When this happens, the lungs or the abdomen may be affected by the disease. Because asbestos is so strongly associated with mesothelioma, regulations have been created to set limits on the amount of exposure to asbestos a worker can have in a workplace.
People who must work around asbestos because of the nature of their work must wear protective clothing.........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 3/24/2007 9:54:42 AM)
Asbestos Problem ClearedWhen you discover that asbestos is has present in the place you work or spent time engaging is sports activities it could worry a number of people. Asbestos could be dangerous even in small quantities. Old Town High wrestlers have recently gone through such a struggle but finally the problem got cleared/.
The Old Town High School wrestling team is one step closer to resuming its normal schedule now that asbestos concerns at its practice........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 12/23/2006 7:46:15 AM)
Asbestos Removal On Old Elementary CampusBrenham Banner Press reports that a company, which is well experienced in asbestos removal in buildings that are being demolished, would oversee work at Brenham Elementary School campus. The online newspaper reports that asbestos abatement consultant Henry King, who has been present for other, similar projects on BISD property and elsewhere, said he will work with the contractors and monitor the project.
He said he would review potential........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 12/19/2006 7:30:04 PM)
Asbestos Scare Ends Festive ShowBBC reports that a community shows that the scheduled for this Christmas have been canceled because of concerns regarding exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a cancer causing substance that has been extensively used in building industry previous to recognition that the substance causes a deadly form of cancer.
The Carlton Theatre in Teignmouth has been closed since rainwater which was getting into the roof began seeping into the asbestos.
........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 12/19/2006 7:09:45 PM)
Uganda Govt To Replace Asbestos RoofsThe use of asbestos is tightly regulated in the United States. This is not the case in a number of developing countries. A number of countries still have very relaxed rules when it comes asbestos control. In Uganda recently the law makers have recently demanded that government replaces all asbestos roofs of educational institutions countrywide so as to stem possible contraction of cancer by pupils and students.
Oyam North MP Okullo Epak........Go to the Mesothelioma-news (Added on 12/19/2006 6:56:16 PM)
New technique can help diagnose mesotheliomaA new technique may help clinicians hone in on a diagnosis in patients presenting with a pleural effusion of unknown cause.
The study, led by principal investigator Y.C. Gary Lee, Ph.D., appears in the September 1 issue of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
"Pleural effusion, or the accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, can be maddeningly difficult to diagnose as a wide........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 8/24/2009 10:46:00 PM)
Scientists call on federal government to release asbestos studyTwo internationally recognized experts who contributed to a Health Canada study on the cancer risks of asbestos are appealing to the federal health minister to make their report public.
The federal agency hired seven scientific and medical experts from around the world last November to examine the risks.
After submitting their report in March, the experts said they were told it would be made public within weeks, but it still hasn't been........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 6/10/2008 8:12:55 PM)
New Advance in Mesothelioma TreatmentThere is a new therapy in horizon for cancerous pleural mesothelioma. Researches from Research hospitals in Europe have successfully tested a new anticancer drug: Vinflunine. The research findings are highlighted in the latest issue of the leading cancer journal Journal of Clinical Oncology. In this article it shows that Vinflunine is very effective against pleural mesothelioma. Vinflunine been shown to improve response and survival rates in........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 12/18/2007 5:05:44 AM)
The mystery of mesotheliomaJanelle Bedel looks just like any other 31-year-old mother. Her face lights up when she talks about her little boy, Carson. Her home is filled with pictures of them and evidence that a 4-year-old inhabits the home is present everywhere.
But unlike every other mother of a 4-year-old, Janelle was just handed a grim diagnosis. Her face is pained as she recounts the harrowing road she has gone down in the last two months; pained because of the........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 6/13/2007 12:23:18 PM)
How Body Fights To Control Spread Of CancerResearchers at the University of Liverpool have found how two molecules fight in the blood to control the spread of cancer cells.
Scientists discovered that a large protein, which forms a protective shield around cancer cells and prevents them from causing secondary tumours, is attacked by a small protein that exists in the blood.
In diseases such as breast, lung and colorectal cancer, infected cells lose growth control and eventually........Go to the Mesothelioma-news (Added on 1/8/2007 9:36:32 PM)
Asbestos Dangers Not UnderstoodDespite widespread knowledge about the dangers posed by asbestos there has been a steady rise in the number of complaints about the misuse and management of asbestos in South Australia. Asbestos Diseases Society in Adelaide monitors such complaints. They say that they have received about 20 complaints in the past month alone, all dealing with exposure to asbestos.
The society's chief executive Kay Tidswell says in one instance, homes were........Go to the Mesothelioma-news (Added on 12/23/2006 8:50:15 AM)
Boost For Asbestos VictimsDaily record uk reports that a law to health asbestos victims is in the making. The online newspaper reports that this new law would help Scots asbestos victims starting from next week.
The Executive are bringing in legislation to allow relatives to claim, even if the deceased was given compensation while alive.
The Mesothelioma Damages Bill won't become law until next year but deputy justice minister Johann Lamont yesterday told MSPs........Go to the Mesothelioma-news (Added on 12/19/2006 7:16:44 PM)
Asbestos Removal Moving AheadRemoving asbestos from the older buildings are a health priority in a number of parts of the country and world. The same is true with Kinston City. The Free Press is reporting about the progress of asbestos removal of an old power plant on Manning Avenue.
Asbestos removal at the old power plant on Manning Avenue should be finished within the next couple of months, Kinston City Manager Ralph Clark said Thursday.
"Our primary goal has been........Go to the Mesothelioma-news (Added on 12/19/2006 7:03:38 PM)
Patient Wins $25 Million in Mesothelioma Law SuitA jury has issued $25 million to a New York City brake reliner who lost one of his lungs to cancerous mesothelioma.
The jury has observed that Chrysler was irresponsible with its workers and failed to warn them about the risks linked to asbestos exposure. They jury mentioned that the risks of asbestos was known since the 1930's. The case brought by Alfred D'Ulisse, 73 and his wife, Margaret, of North Massapequa, New York got exposed to........Go to the Mesothelioma-blog (Added on 12/19/2006 6:42:18 PM)