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Asbestos ban to be announced by federal government next week

The federal government plans to announce a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada next week, CBC News has learned. The country currently allows imports of construction products and automotive parts that contain the toxic fibre, even though Canada no...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 15, 2016

Canada should stop importing deadly asbestos, labour group says

The Canadian Labour Congress is calling for a ban on asbestos. Exposure to asbestos — a fibrous mineral used in building and construction — is the leading cause of workplace-related death in Canada. Canada stopped exporting asbestos in 2011, and...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 9, 2016

Swedish Mesothelioma Rates Unaffected By Asbestos Ban

The asbestos ban instituted in Sweden more than 30 years ago had still not had any measurable impact on the incidence ofmalignant mesothelioma in the country as of 2009.That is the conclusion reached by researchers at Sweden’s I...
by Mesothelioma Blog Article on Dec 2, 2016

Asbestos-Related T-Cell Changes Help Explain Mesothelioma Developmen

Researchers in Japan have taken another step toward understanding how asbestos causes malignant mesothelioma.Exposure to airborne asbestos fibers is the leading cause of malignant mesothelioma worldwide, but sc...
by Mesothelioma Blog Article on Dec 2, 2016

Treatments to prolong life for mesothelioma patients closer

Researchers have uncovered a strange way that asbestos-related tumours grow, which could pave the way towards better treatments. The scientists at Adelaide’s Flinders University have found that malignant mesothelioma tumours are able to transfo...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 15, 2016

New Paradigms in the Treatment of Mesothelioma and NSCLC: An Overview by Fred Hirsch

Dr. Haffizulla: Welcome to PracticeUpdate. I’m Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla. Joining me today is Dr. Fred Hirsch, CEO of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr.
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 11, 2016

Myxoid variant epithelioid pleural mesothelioma defines a favourable prognosis group: an analysis of 191 patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma shows marked cytoarchitectural diversity. The aim of the study was to evaluate how morphological phenotype impacted upon overall survival. 191 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with available follow-up were identi...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 10, 2016

Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Objectives  To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. Methods  The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 m...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 8, 2016

Systemically administered RNAi molecule sensitizes malignant pleural mesothelioma cells to pemetrexed therapy

Pemetrexed (PMX) is a key drug for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, its therapeutic efficacy is cruelly restricted in many clinical settings by the over-expression of thymidylate synthase (TS) gene. Recently, we emphasi...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 2, 2016

Arginine Deprivation for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Arginine deprivation is a novel anticancer strategy in argininosuccinate synthetase 1 (ASS1)–negative tumors. In a multicenter, phase II trial, immunohistochemistry identified 68 patients with ASS1 deficiency among 201 patients with malignant pleur...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 26, 2016

Scientists discover new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma

Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. For the first time in the world, they were able to show in a preclinical study, both...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 24, 2016

Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura with desmoplastic histology: a case series and literature review

Abstract Background Desmoplastic malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMM) is rare histological subtype of diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), accounting for 5–10 % of cases. It has a poor prognosis, with direct invasion of the chest wall or...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 19, 2016

Asbestos-related cancer costs Canadians billions

A first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma from work-related...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 13, 2016

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