Secretome of pleural effusions associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and malignant...
(Impact Journals LLC) Cryopreserved cell-free PE fluid from 101 NSCLC patients, 8 mesothelioma and 13 with benign PE was assayed for a panel of 40 cytokines/chemokines using the Luminex system. Comparing NSCLC PE and published plasma levels of CAR-T recipients, both were dominated by sIL-6R and IL-6 but NSCLC PE had more VEGF, FGF2 and TNF, and less IL-2, IL-4, IL-13, IL-15, MIP1 and IFN. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma to sue school district she claims exposed her to asbestos 
Lea DiRusso, 51, of South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the tissue that lines the organs that she blames on asbestos-filled schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrities Paint Masks for Mesothelioma Fundraising Event
The goal of the Pacific Mesothelioma Center is to be the most innovative nonprofit research and cancer treatment organization in the world. Its latest fundraising event is a perfect example. As part of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center will play a major role in the unMASKing the Cure for Cancer Gala, an innovative fundraising idea once used by Prince Charles more than 20 years ago. The November 21 event, held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, includes the auctioning of eclectic masks that were hand-painted by various celebrities, including actors, artists, athletes and music...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Rushed Tests of Asbestos in Baby Powder
A new report reveals Johnson & Johnson rushed the test results of its iconic baby powder to show it was free of asbestos contamination. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that two independent laboratories found no evidence of asbestos in the same recalled lot of baby powder used in the U.S Food and Drug Administration report last month. But evidence shows the quick turnaround on the tests may have impacted results. One of those laboratories, commissioned by J&J after the FDA report, initially found asbestos in the talc sample, but quickly recanted. It told J&J the sample had been contaminated by the air...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Death from 9/11 Signals Start of Things to Come
Malignant mesothelioma has become the latest deadly cancer linked directly to the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City in 2001. The long-running threat has come to fruition. Eighteen years after Manhattan was engulfed in the asbestos-laced, toxic cloud of dust — caused primarily by the World Trade Center destruction — the first death from pleural mesothelioma attributed to 9/11 has been recorded. Nick Ursta, 52, from the southwestern part of Pennsylvania, died after a year-long battle with the rare cancer. Ursta, a construction worker and fireman by trade, was part ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

EPA Leaving Libby Asbestos Superfund Site to Montana
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is leaving the Libby Asbestos Superfund site, but that doesn’t mean the job is finished. It’s just changing hands. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality will assume the oversight role of the Superfund site, which was part of the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history. The EPA spent almost two decades decontaminating Libby and nearby Troy, Montana, a massive project stemming from the vermiculite mine operation that once spread asbestos dust throughout the region, sickening both miners and residents throughout Lincoln County. More than 400 p...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 11, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Miami Cancer Institute Begins Using Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma
The Miami Cancer Institute on Thursday will begin using the innovative Tumor Treating Fields device for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is the first new treatment approved for mesothelioma by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in more than 15 years. “This is actually pretty exciting for us,” Dr. Rupesh Kotecha, the radiation oncologist who will oversee the treatment protocol in Miami, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s another tool in our armamentarium. It’s something we can offer patients that has shown a real benefit.” The noninvasive Tumor Treating Fields device works by ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 6, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Major Retailers Pull J & J Baby Powder After FDA Finds Asbestos
Major retailers have stopped selling the 22-ounce bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder after last week’s announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of asbestos in one of the containers. Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral and known carcinogen, is the primary cause of malignant mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer with no definitive cure. Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid were among the many retailers that have pulled the product from shelves as part of the voluntary recall. “We always put customer safety first and foremost,” Chris Savarese, Rite Aid spokesman ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 25, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Tumor Treating Fields Showing Early Success for Mesothelioma
Dr. Giovanni Ceresoli doesn’t think Tumor Treating Fields will work for every patient with mesothelioma cancer, but he knows it will work for some. They are in his clinic. As the principal investigator of the multicenter clinical trial that led to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May, Ceresoli has played a major role in the development of this latest mesothelioma treatment. “It might be too early to say this is a major breakthrough — we need more data — but I hope it is. I know it’s something promising, very promising,” Cerosoli told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “I can say tha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Study Links Asbestos in Talcum Powder to Deadly Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- As concerns about baby powder being contaminated with asbestos mount, a new study finds a link between such contamination and a rare and deadly cancer. A group of 33 people developed mesothelioma after long-term use of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High pollution days send hundreds to hospital
Sudden pollution spikes trigger heart attacks, asthma and strokes Related items fromOnMedica Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths Cars should be banned from around schools Taxing sugary foods would cut prevalence of obesity Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Mesothelioma deaths reach their peak (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Batch of a Baby Powder After Trace Asbestos Found in Bottle
Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online. The recalled lot consists of 33,000 bottles which were distributed last year. J&J said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found minuscule amounts of asbestos in one bottle during routine testing and notified the company on Thursday. J&J said it immediately began investigating with the FDA. “The FDA’s testing on prior occasions, and as recently as last month, found no asbestos,” said spokesman Ernie Knewitz. J&J said ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDA A. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

J & J Recalls Baby Powder After FDA Finds Asbestos
Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall on Friday of an estimated 33,000 bottles of its iconic baby powder after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of asbestos in a bottle purchased recently from an online retailer. The company also said that it was working closely with federal authorities to determine the validity of the test results and the integrity of the tested sample. FDA testing indicated sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination, defined as no greater than 0.00002%, according to the announcement. Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral and known carcinogen, is the ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

J&J recalls Baby Powder after FDA finds cancer-causing asbestos in a bottle
Food and Drug Administration tests found 'sub-trace' amounts of asbestos, a contaminant linked to cancer in a bottle of Baby Powder. J&J faces 13,000 lawsuits over mesothelioma from talc. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Study Shows Asbestos in Talc Causes Mesothelioma
This study was the first large case series to identify contaminated cosmetic talc as the cause of mesothelioma and the first to use background controls dictated by no known asbestos exposure. It emphasizes the continued risk from common cosmetic products once thought to be safe for all. “I would tell people that there is no regulation for talc, and that if there is a safer alternative, than I would advise them to do that,” Moline said. “I would not recommend people use talcum powder.” The post Case Study Shows Asbestos in Talc Causes Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Pat...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news