Pioneering UK nursing post created for asbestos-related cancer

Samantha Westbrook has been appointed as the first peritoneal mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist in the UK.
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Authors: Wang Y, Jiang Z, Yan J, Ying S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare, aggressive, and highly lethal cancer that is substantially induced by exposure to asbestos fibers. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is an intriguing proinflammatory molecule involved in MM. In this review, we describe the possible crucial roles of HMGB1 in carcinogenic mechanisms based on in vivo and in vitro experimental evidence and outline the clinical findings of epidemiological investigations regarding the possible roles of HMGB1 as a biomarker for MM. We conclude that novel strategies targeting HMGB1 may suppress MM cells...
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Chirag B Punatar, Kunal K Jadhav, Vikash Kumar, Sharad N SagadeJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2019 15(8):167-169 Malignant mesothelioma (MM) of the tunica vaginalis (TV) is a rare tumor. It is seen in elderly patients, with painless scrotal swelling being the most common presentation. The exact etiology is unknown; a few risk factors have been suggested. Here, we present an uncommon case of MM of TV without any known predisposing factors. We also discuss the possible risk factors, clinical presentation, pathological features and the difficulties in diagnosis, and management of this rare malignancy.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that manufacturers are liable for asbestos-containing materials they did not make, distribute or install, but were needed for their equipment to function properly. The maritime-law ruling involved Navy veterans who were not warned about the danger of asbestos insulation added by a third party to pumps, turbines and blowers aboard three different ships. The ruling will allow cases filed originally by Navy veterans Kenneth McAfee and John DeVries to move forward against five manufacturers. Both veterans died from cancer during the course of litigation. The deaths have been attributed to a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched the first nationwide Firefighter Cancer Registry, linking workplace exposures to deadly malignancies such as mesothelioma. Officials administering the study believe the registry will help reduce the incidence of various cancers for firefighters. “A national registry will go a long way toward answering the many questions still out there,” Dr. Kenny Fent, an industrial hygienist at NIOSH who is leading the effort, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We’re just laying the groundwork now, but in the long run, we want to h...
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(Natural News) Johnson &Johnson has been ordered to pay $29 million after a California jury determined that its baby powder contributed substantially to a woman’s mesothelioma. The immensely popular product, which has been widely used on babies and adults alike for decades, is the target of more than 13,000 similar lawsuits that have been...
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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson&...
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A woman who claims asbestos in Johnson &Johnson products caused her deadly cancer was awarded $29.4 million by a California jury on Wednesday, Reuters reports. A jury in a California Superior Court in Oakland determined that defective Baby Powder was a “substantial contributing factor” to Terry Leavitt’s mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that affects the tissue that coats internal organs, the Associated Press reports. Leavitt said she often used two talcum-powder-based Johnson &Johnson products — Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder — in the 1960s and 1970s, and claims they contrib...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news
A team of researchers at the Hyogo College of Medicine in Nishinomiya, Japan, studied the outcomes for pleural mesothelioma patients who received surgery at their facility between 2004 and 2016. The results: More aggressive surgery did not help mesothelioma patients live longer. “We showed that introducing less-invasive surgical techniques could decrease surgical risks without compromising survival,” the researchers wrote in their study, published in January in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. “Surgery that is less invasive than conventional extrapleural pneumonectomy could achieve lower ...
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Cancer incidence in an Austrian alpine valley 1983-2012 : A descriptive study. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2019 Mar 14;: Authors: Hutter HP, Waldhoer T, Müller K, Hackl M, Weitensfelder L, Heinzl H Abstract After one of Austria's largest environmental scandals in 2014, which involved the release of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in the Carinthian valley Görtschitztal, concerns about increased cancer rates have arísen in the affected local population. A descriptive study was conducted to examine the cancer incidence rates between 1983 and 2012. Data from the affected area (Görtschitz...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
chel L O’Donnell Dysfunctional homologous recombination DNA repair (HRR), frequently due to BRCA mutations, is a determinant of sensitivity to platinum chemotherapy and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi). In cultures of ovarian cancer cells, we have previously shown that HRR function, based upon RAD51 foci quantification, correlated with growth inhibition ex vivo induced by rucaparib (a PARPi) and 12-month survival following platinum chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of measuring HRR dysfunction (HRD) in other tumours, in order to estimate the frequency and hence wid...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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