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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

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

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

Drug cure for asbestos cancer

A REVOLUTIONARY vaccine has been shown to beat one of the world’s deadliest cancers linked to asbestos. Read more here: Daily Express :: Health Feed...
by Celebrity gossip news on Jun 18, 2016

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos in the home Remodels or Additions Not an exciting subject by any means but an important one none the less.  So many home owners are remodeling their homes right now or adding on square footage. With all this going on, it is important to be...
by Portland Real Estate News on Feb 5, 2016

Spreading Hope on Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Unbeknownst to many, there is a thing called 'Mesothelioma Awareness Day', and it's celebrated every year on September 26.Meso-what?! Mesothelioma, or more precisely, malignant mesothelioma, is a rare form of cancer that affects the membrane lining o...
by The Rebel Sweetheart on Sep 25, 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness Month! Get More Information TODAY!!

Time to learn more about Mesothelioma. An aggressive cancer that attacks the lining of the body cavity called the mesothelium. The only known cause to mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Share on printShare on emailShare on facebookShare on twitter...
by Peanut Butter and Whine on Sep 24, 2014

For Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma The Identification Of Molecular Profiles Is Helpful In Selecting Targeted Therapies

A relatively new medical journal article reports on a development which may improve survival time for those men and women who, unfortunately, have developed malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). From the Abstract for a 2014 Clinical Cancer Research a...
by AsbestosHUB on May 20, 2014

Progression Of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Might Be Slowed Down By Systemic Delivery Of Stem Cells

New medical research out of the United Kingdom (UK) suggests using stem cell therapy to decrease tumor burden as a new possible treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. From a March 19, 2014 news report, “Systemic stem cell therapy reduces...
by AsbestosHUB on May 13, 2014

The Radical Surgery Procedure Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) Is Controversial, At Best, As A Treatment Of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) as a surgical treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma became popular in the 1990s due, in part, to a number of papers authored by the renowned Dr. David Sugarbaker. Now, however, that particular surgery option for...
by AsbestosHUB on Apr 29, 2014

Well-Known Mesothelioma Medical Doctor David Sugarbaker Moving From Brigham And Women’s Hospital To Lung Disease Center At Baylor College Of Medicine

A leader in the care of pleural mesothelioma, Dr. David Sugarbaker, will direct the mesothelioma clinical and research program at the Lung Institute, a new comprehensive lung disease center at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. From a March 24, 201...
by AsbestosHUB on Apr 21, 2014

A Few New Immunotherapy Mesothelioma Treatment Options Were Discussed At The European Lung Cancer Conference 2014

Some investigational immunotherapy drugs that act on the programmed cell death pathway in lung cancer patients are now being considered as a new treatment means for patients with mesothelioma. Several presentations at the recent European Lung Cancer...
by AsbestosHUB on Mar 28, 2014

It Appears That Wisconsin Legislators Were “Told” By ALEC How To Draft Asbestos Lawsuits Restrictions Bill Which Is To Be Voted On In March 2014

It is well-established that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are in favor of state statutes which serve to narrow or restrict access to the courts for individuals who have developed asbestos-related di...
by AsbestosHUB on Mar 20, 2014

New Therapy Approach Has A Double Effect On Malignant Mesothelioma Cells Says Medical Researchers In Vermont

There seems to be some hopeful news coming out of the Department of Pathology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. In January 2014 an article written by some researchers there was published online by the Cancer Pre...
by AsbestosHUB on Feb 27, 2014


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