Overlooked Lymph Nodes Could Improve Staging, Treatment of Mesothelioma
The future of cancer staging and treatment of pleural mesothelioma patients can be improved by looking closely at particular lymph nodes. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 7, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Surgeon Rodney Landreneau Returns to Louisiana to Treat Mesothelioma Patients
Rodney Landreneau, M.D., formerly of UPMC, returns to home town of Louisiana to treat mesothelioma patients at the Ochsner Cancer Institute in New Orleans. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

NCI Research Unlocks Potential of Immunotoxins for Mesothelioma
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute discover a way to reduce mesothelioma tumors using SS1P immunotoxin in conjunction with two immune suppressors. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 29, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Firefighters Face Increased Risk of Developing Cancers, Including Mesothelioma
NIOSH discovered an increased risk of mesothelioma among U.S. firefighters, and believes spreading awareness and protection will minimize this danger. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure & Bans Source Type: news

New Clinical Trial Tests Drug to Control Mesothelioma Cancer Stem Cells
The international clinical trial, which is expected to involve 350-400 patients across 11 countries, will study the cancer stem cell inhibitor defactinib. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 23, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Weighing the Value, Benefits of Continued Drug Tests on Chimpanzees
Animal rights advocates question funding of primate-based mesothelioma research, especially when new ethical treatments are being implemented. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: mwhitmer Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Character Actor Ed Lauter, 74, Dies from Mesothelioma
Actor Ed Lauter, known for his gritty roles in 'The Longest Yard' and 'Death Wish 3,' dies of asbestos-related cancer at the age of 74. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Celebrities Source Type: news

Congressman Bruce Vento’s Widow Continues His Fight Against Asbestos, Mesothelioma
Susan Vento continues late husband's legacy, pushing for asbestos ban, raising awareness of mesothelioma, and easing burden on cancer victims. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 16, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Source Type: news

Congressman Bruce Vento's Widow Continues His Fight Against Asbestos, Mesothelioma
Susan Vento lost her husband -- longtime U.S. Congressman Bruce Vento -- to mesothelioma 13 years ago, but she never lost his passion to fight for what was right. She continues his work today, honoring his legacy. Vento has reignited her battle against the asbestos companies and the big business establishments that continue to push legislation on state and federal levels that aims to erode the rights of individuals seeking justice through the legal system. She is back calling legislators, writing letters and sending e-mails. Vento is also giving speeches, raising awareness to the threat, and toiling like she has throughout...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 16, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Survivor Celebrates Obamacare's Promise
Mesothelioma survivor Alexis Kidd has friends on both sides of the often-contentious debate over the Affordable Care Act – otherwise known as Obamacare -- and she doesn't like talking politics. She is too nice, too kind, and too giving to say anything bad about anyone else's opinion. She just wants to live a little longer. Kidd, 43, was thrilled to learn she finally can get health insurance again, which will allow her to see an oncologist for the first time in almost four years. She can discover how much the peritoneal mesothelioma has progressed inside her. And possibly get treatment to save -- or at least prolong -...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 11, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Survivor Celebrates Obamacare’s Promise
Mesothelioma survivor, Alexis Kidd, is hoping the Affordable Care Act will provide her cancer treatments, and allow her to see an oncologist. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 11, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Source Type: news

Is Mesothelioma Breakthrough Evolving at University of Vermont Laboratory?
Researchers at University of Vermont may have uncovered a better way to target mesothelioma tumors, and reduce the side effects of current treatments. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 7, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Government Shutdown Doesn’t Stop Mesothelioma Cancer Care at NIH
Although the government shutdown affected some clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health, mesothelioma cancer care continues. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 3, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Government Shutdown Doesn't Stop Mesothelioma Cancer Care at NIH
Mesothelioma cancer patients being treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) already enrolled in a clinical trial are not being affected  by the partial federal government shutdown that began earlier this week. Although 75 percent of the staff – an estimated 14,000 employees – has been put on temporary leave because of the shutdown, more than 1,400 ongoing clinical trials, covering a myriad of diseases, are continuing, according to National Institutes of Health spokesman John Burklow. "Our patient care will continue," assured another NIH employee. Although the shutdown won't affect those...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 3, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Despite Intense Political Debate, Mesothelioma Advocates Strongly Support Obamacare
While considerable debate is battled in Congress over the worth of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, cancer advocates strongly support it. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 30, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Legislation, Laws & Litigation Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Mesothelioma Research Treatment Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Survivor: Vermiculite Remains a Threat in American Homes
Mesothelioma survivor Bill Cawlfield is educating others about the dangers of the remaining vermiculite insulation in millions of American homes. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure & Bans Abatement EPA Featured Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors Source Type: news

9/11 Survivors: Worries About Asbestos and Mesothelioma Still Linger
Anniversary of 9/11 reminds many that asbestos exposure that day still leaves them with uncertain future regarding mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 11, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure & Bans Asbestos Cancer Featured Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

9/11 Survivors Say Worries about Asbestos and Mesothelioma Still Linger
Anniversary of 9/11 reminds many that asbestos exposure that day still leaves them with uncertain future regarding mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 11, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure & Bans Asbestos Cancer Featured Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Global Burden of Asbestos Still Growing with Life Years Lost to Mesothelioma
Between 1994 and 2010, more than 2.1 million years of human life were lost to malignant mesothelioma, according to the latest research from Japan. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 6, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure & Bans Awareness Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Statin Drugs Show Potential as Possible Treatment for Mesothelioma
Statin drugs show potential as therapy in future mesothelioma treatment, according to new research from Japan. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 27, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Specialized Care for Mesothelioma Reaches Elite Level at Moffitt Cancer Center
Advancement of mesothelioma treatment has made specialized care at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa more important than ever. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 21, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Featured Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Sean Sasser, One-Time Star of MTV's 'Real World,' Dies of Mesothelioma
Celebrity Sean Sasser of MTV fame lived productively for 25 years after being diagnosed with HIV, a testament to the progress that has been made in treating a once-deadly disease. Yet he lived only six weeks after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a reminder of how aggressive this asbestos cancer is. Sasser, who rose to fame in "The Real World: San Francisco," a reality television show that launched in the 1990s, died last week. He was 44. His death came soon after he was hit by the rare but lethal interaction of these two insidious diseases. "If you are HIV positive, and you get mesothelioma, it'...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Celebrities Source Type: news

Sean Sasser, One-Time Star of MTV’s ‘Real World,’ Dies of Mesothelioma
AIDS activist Sean Sasser lived for 25 years after being diagnosed with HIV, but lived only six weeks after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Celebrities Featured Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Researchers at NYU Identify Problematic Protein in Mesothelioma Tumor Growth
Researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center have uncovered a possible treatment target for mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 8, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Featured Genetics Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center Takes Leadership Role in Treatment of Mesothelioma
It's not just the patients who must overcome the fatalistic approach toward malignant mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive cancer with no cure. Many medical professionals must make the leap, too. They see only one or two mesothelioma patients annually and are typically unaware of, or unfamiliar with, recent and significant advancements in therapy. "There still is this fatalistic attitude sometimes – even in the medical community – that there is no hope with this disease," said Craig Stevens, M.D., radiation oncologist and director of the Mesothelioma Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. &q...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center Takes Leadership Role in Treatment of Mesothelioma
Patients in the southeast United States no longer must travel to Boston, New York or Houston to get the latest and greatest treatment for mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Featured Mesothelioma Cancer Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Could Change the Way Mesothelioma and Other Cancers Are Treated
Immunotherapy could change the way many cancers, including mesothelioma, are treated. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Clinical Trials Featured Mesothelioma Cancer Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Study Finds Cognitive Training Works Well to Alleviate Chemo Brain
(Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 18, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Asbestos Exposure & Bans Mesothelioma Treatment Source Type: news

Asbestos Mining in Russia Still Fuels the Economy in Some Cities
Dangers are ignored when asbestos mining fuels economy in this Russian city. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 16, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure & Bans Featured Source Type: news

UK Doctors Question Benefits of EPP Surgery for Mesothelioma Patients
A group of doctors in the United Kingdom is questioning the continuation of EPP surgery for mesothelioma patients. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Clinical Trials Featured Mesothelioma Cancer Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Three Women Spark July 4 Miles for Meso Fundraising Event
Three women in Federal Way, Wash., sparked the July 4 Miles for Meso event. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation for Asbestos Workers Dramatically Reduces Lung Cancer Risk
Smoking cessation can be critical to reducing future lung cancer risk for asbestos workers. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 28, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure Featured Lung Cancer Research Source Type: news

Battle with Mesothelioma Turned Janelle Bedel into Unlikely Hero as ‘Wonder Woman’
Janelle Bedel, who died Wednesday, became an unlikely hero as Wonder Woman in her fight against mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 18, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Featured Source Type: news

Battle with Mesothelioma Turned Janelle Bedel into Unlikely Hero as 'Wonder Woman'
Janelle Bedel became an unlikely hero amid the horror caused by the once-extensive use of asbestos in America. Bedel, 37, died Wednesday night after a courageous six-year battle with malignant pleural mesothelioma that transformed her from a shy, reserved, small-town woman in Indiana into a respected national spokesperson who worked long and hard to raise awareness and help others avoid her plight. She wore with great pride the "Wonder Woman" superhero T-shirt she was given shortly after her diagnosis. "She kept battling back, kept coming back, time and time again," said her cousin, Regina Sharp, who li...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 18, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Celebrities Source Type: news

Angeles Clinic and Research Institute Opens Mesothelioma-Specific Clinical Trial
A new Phase 2 clinical trial at the Angeles Clinic will study tremelimumab as an immunotherapy treatment for pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 10, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Clinical Trials Featured Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Treatment May Improve with New Chemotherapy Delivery System
Recent research shows that a new delivery method can make chemotherapy more effective for lung cancer and possibly mesothelioma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 5, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Featured Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Cancer Research Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Research in Australia Focuses on Blocking Protein Growth
Researchers at Flinders University in Australia focus on the latest mesothelioma treatment. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 29, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Featured Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Seven Countries Block Rotterdam Convention Efforts to Restrict Asbestos Shipping
Canada may have stepped aside, but seven countries still block efforts at Rotterdam Convention conference to restrict asbestos shipping worldwide. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure Asbestos Legislation Featured Source Type: news

New Immunotherapy Drug Works with Lung Cancer, Might Be Future for Mesothelioma Treatment
An Immunotherapy drug testing well with lung cancer has become a future hope for mesothelioma treatment. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 8, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Featured Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Cancer Research Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Incidence Rates Remain Steady Despite Dramatic Decline in Asbestos Use
The use of asbestos has been reduced dramatically, but mesothelioma incidence rates still on steady course. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 1, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Featured Research Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Advocate Max Baucus Leaving U.S. Senate
Max Baucus leaving U.S. Senate leaves the mesothelioma and asbestos community without one of its strongest supporters (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 24, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure Awareness FDA Featured Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Advocate Max Baucus Leaving US Senate
Max Baucus leaving U.S. Senate leaves the mesothelioma and asbestos community without one of its strongest supporters (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 24, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure Awareness FDA Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Arizona Surgeon Believes Robotics Will Change Future of Mesothelioma Treatment
Breaking new ground, an Arizona surgeon believes robotics could become the future for mesothelioma treatment. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 18, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Alternative Treatment Featured Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Researchers in Minnesota Find Taconite Miners are at Greater Risk for Mesothelioma
A recent released study ties taconite industry in Minnesota to elevated incidents of mesothelioma cancer. Talconite can contain asbestos. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 16, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Featured Lung Cancer Research Source Type: news

Cancer Research Producing New Drugs, More Treatment Options
New drugs for mesothelioma treatment emerged from the American Association for Cancer Research Conference in Washington, D.C. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 12, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Clinical Trials Featured Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Lactic Acid Could Aid Early Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Researchers in Chile are touting a groundbreaking diagnostic tool that could benefit future mesothelioma patients. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 3, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Featured Mesothelioma Cancer Research Source Type: news

NY Islanders Targeted in $1 Billion Lawsuit for Asbestos Exposure
Former workers say they will file a $1 billion lawsuit against the Islanders and the Nassau Coliseum because of asbestos exposure. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 28, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure Abatement Featured Lawsuit Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Lung Volume Indirectly Measures Mesothelioma Growth, Impacts Prognosis
Tumor size impacts mesothelioma prognosis, but measuring tumor volume is difficult. Measuring lung volume may indirectly measure tumor size. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 22, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Mesothelioma Featured Source Type: news

Medicare Study Finds No Change in Survival Rates from Higher-Priced Cancer Care
Longer hospital stays raise the price of cancer care, but they don't change survival rates for Medicare patients. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 20, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Featured Lung Cancer Survivors Source Type: news

Study Indicates Mesothelioma Surgery May Make Breathing More Difficult
A new study found that mesothelioma patients lost lung volume - and had a harder time breathing - after an extrapleural pneumonectomy. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 15, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Mesothelioma Treatment Featured Source Type: news