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

Finding a Mesothelioma Specialist Can Make a Difference
The importance of working with a mesothelioma specialist was a hot topic at this year's Meso Foundation Symposium. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 11, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Featured Mesothelioma Research Treatment Source Type: news

Genetic Research Focus at Meso Foundation Symposium
Researchers present the latest in mesothelioma genetic research during the first day of the Meso Foundation Symposium. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 8, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Featured Genetics Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Community will Gather in Las Vegas for 10th Annual Meso Foundation Symposium
Mesothelioma survivors, clinicians, researchers and advocates all will gather in Las Vegas this week for 10th annual Meso Foundation Symposium (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 6, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Awareness Clinical Trials Featured Mesothelioma Cancer Research Survivors Source Type: news

Cholangiocarcinoma: The Next Asbestos-Related Disease?
Researchers from the University of Bologna noted that many of their cholangiocarcinoma patients had a history of asbestos exposure. In a recent study to further investigate the correlation, they found that asbestos exposure may be an occupational risk factor for cholangiocarcinoma. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 28, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Asbestos Exposure Asbestos Cancer Research Source Type: news

Trial Tests Dosage Recommendations for New Mesothelioma Drug
In February 2013, Valerie Rusch and her team of researchers administered treatment to the first mesothelioma patient in a trial for the drug GL-ONC1. They plan to test several doses over the course of a year. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Asbestos Exposure Source Type: news

Sequestration Will Hurt Mesothelioma Research, Drug Development
The federal government spends $5 billion a year on cancer research, but that figure will drop if sequestration cuts are enacted at the end of February, health care experts say. The already low contribution for mesothelioma research would shrink further as well. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 21, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Clinical Trials Featured Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Recent Observations in End-of-Life Mesothelioma Care
A recent Australian study tracked the treatment choices that mesothelioma patients made in the last month of their care. Although most patients initially received potentially curative treatment, most patients moved away from these therapies once they were in the end stages of the disease. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 15, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Treatment Featured Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Latest Experimental Cancer Treatment Drug Reolysin Causing Stir in Financial Markets
It takes years for new cancer-fighting drugs to reach the market, but the stock market already believes that Reolysin could be next big cancer-treatment drug. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 13, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Awareness Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Could Fowlpox Vaccination Be Next Big Mesothelioma Treatment?
Researchers at the University of Hawaii found that a fowlpox-based vaccine could be the next promising form of mesothelioma immunotherapy. In an animal study, the vaccine generated a significant immune response that led to delayed tumor growth and longer overall survival. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 7, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Mesothelioma Treatment Alternative Treatment Featured Research Source Type: news

World Cancer Day Brings Global Perspective to Fight against Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is just one of many preventable diseases that gets mentioned when we observe World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 4, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Event Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

World Cancer Day Brings a Global Perspective to the Fight Against Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is just one of many preventable diseases that gets mentioned when we observe World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 4, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Event Mesothelioma Cancer Source Type: news

Study Revisits Health Risk of Chrysotile: Why Is This Still a Debate in 2013?
A recent article in the February 2013 issue of Critical Reviews in Toxicology discusses the dangers of chrysotile asbestos, which begs the question: Why is this still up for debate? (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 1, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Asbestos Exposure Featured Research Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Cancer Patients Hurt by Court Ruling Against Medicinal Marijuana
Federal appeals court rules against loosening marijuana laws, hurting mesothelioma cancer patients looking for alternative treatment options. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 31, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Mesothelioma Alternative Treatment Asbestos Legislation Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Cancer Research Veterans Source Type: news

Verastem Inc. to Begin Developing Novel Mesothelioma Drug
Biopharmaceutical company Verastem, Inc. is gearing up for a phase II mesothelioma trial of a new drug, VS-6063. The drug has been in development for several years and shows promise in mesothelioma patients who lack the tumor-suppressor protein Merlin. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 25, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: faith Tags: Mesothelioma Treatment Clinical Trials FDA Research Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Drug Alimta was Sparked by the Wings of a Butterfly
Edward Taylor, the Princeton University chemist whose discovery led to Alimta, will be honored by the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 24, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Treatment Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Research Source Type: news

Radon Exposure in Homes Across America Still Leading to Lung Cancer
The EPA is encouraging radon testing for all homes, schools and businesses, hoping to cut back on the number of people being diagnosed with lung cancer. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 15, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: TimPovtak Tags: Asbestos Exposure EPA Lung Cancer Schools Source Type: news