Asbestos is in nine out of ten NHS hospitals

Sexual health consultant Mags Portman, 44, (pictured) was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at  Law Hospital in south Lanarkshire, Scotland for more than 20 years.
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Thoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center moved closer to a major treatment advance by obtaining U.S. patent approval for their novel mesenchymal stem cell research program. The patent approval in February makes the research program more attractive to potential investors who could accelerate development and change the way malignant mesothelioma is treated. “This is a big deal in the developmental path for MSC [mesenchymal stem cell] therapy,” Patent Adviser Dr. Walid Sabbagh told The Mesothelioma Center at “The patent is a pathway to really help these cancer pat...
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Publication date: Available online 24 March 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Anthony Linton, Prunella Blinman, Steven Kao, Nico van ZandwijkAbstractObjectiveMalignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a cancer that primarily affects older adults. However this patient population is frequently under-represented in clinical studies. Therefore, we studied the impact of advancing age on treatment utilisation and clinical outcomes in an extensive series of minimally selected MPM patients.Materials and MethodsPatients with MPM receiving compensation from the New South Wales (NSW) Dust Diseases Authority (2002&ndash...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, using the Delphi technique and GRADE methodology, consensus was reached in many issues regarding the treatment of PM and PMP amongst an international panel of experts. The main results will be published in the near future.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
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
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery 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...
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Solid-liquid Interface Screening SystemーApplication to the Screening of Antibiotic and Cytotoxic Substance-producing Fungi. Biocontrol Sci. 2019;24(1):47-56 Authors: Oda S, Nomura S, Nakagawa M, Shin-Ya K, Kagaya N, Kawahara T Abstract  A useful tool for the screening of fungi producing biologically active secondary metabolites such as antibiotics and cytotoxic substances has been developed. An agar plate-organic solvent interface cultivation (A/S-IFC) system, which comprised a hydrophobic organic solvent (upper phase) , a fungal mat (middle phase) and an agar plate (lower phase) , was constructed....
Source: Biocontrol Science - Category: Microbiology Tags: Biocontrol Sci Source Type: research
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 “We’re just laying the groundwork now, but in the long run, we want to h...
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Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life, Published online: 18 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41430-019-0418-9Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
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