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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

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

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

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

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

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2014: Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Mark your calendar now to check in with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for this important event: Global Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1-7, 2014, brings together asbestos victims and concerned citizens around the world to raise pu...
by AsbestosHUB on Mar 11, 2014

If Someone You Know Has Or Had Asbestos Mesothelioma, Did They Happen To Smoke Kent Cigarettes In The 1950s?

In October 2013 Mother Jones magazine published an article with this attention getting headline, “Remember When Big Tobacco Sold Asbestos as the ‘Greatest Health Protection’?”. From that news story by Myron Levin: It’s h...
by AsbestosHUB on Feb 10, 2014

New Medical Study About Mesothelioma Treatment Shows Benefit Of Radiation Therapy Prior To Surgical Procedure

In January 2014 there was some apparent good news regarding how one might medically treat individuals who have developed mesothelioma. In short, a recent article published by the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggests that the treatment of mesotheliom...
by AsbestosHUB on Jan 22, 2014

Medical Research Development: EPHB2 Found To Be Significantly Elevated In Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Tumors According To September 2013 Journal of Thoracic Oncology Article

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is making people aware of a recent medical research development that may have benefits as regards possible new treatments for malignant pleural mesothelioma. From this article, “...
by AsbestosHUB on Sep 10, 2013

North Carolina Bankruptcy Trial: Garlock Says Its Will Pay Only $270 Million While Attorneys For Asbestos Disease Victims Say Company Owes $1.3 Billion On Current And Future Asbestos Claims

Last month we posted our initial report about the Garlock bankruptcy trial, July 2013 Garlock Estimation Trial In North Carolina: Ruling By Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges Rejects Company’s Attempt To Reveal Confidential Claims Information From Oth...
by AsbestosHUB on Aug 5, 2013

Medical Study Shows Factors That May Negatively Affect Pleural Mesothelioma Survival Time Include Older Age, Histologic Type, And Leukocytosis

In 2013 The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery published an article “Outcome and prognostic factors of pleural mesothelioma after surgical diagnosis and/or pleurodesis” which identified some factors that may influence the av...
by AsbestosHUB on Jun 24, 2013

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