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A six-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of leukemia underwent an experimental gene therapy treatment in which a disabled HIV virus was used to reprogram her immune system to attack cancer cells. The treatment conducted in April nearly killed young Emma Whitehead,

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Mesothelin is a protein found on the surface of some cells in the human body. Its biological purpose is a bit of a mystery frankly. But it occurs in overabundance in certain types of cancer cells including ovarian cancer, pancreatic

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exposure to asbestos dust

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to document how people were affected by asbestos exposure who lived near an asbestos factory in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Exposure to asbestos dust is linked

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Patients with mesothelioma and other chronic diseases and conditions may have improved care, as part of  a proposed change of Medicare policy. Under a proposed legal settlement of a landmark class-action lawsuit, Medicare would start covering the costs of certain

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A $32 million verdict awarded to a Navy veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos aboard ships ranks among the five largest New York verdicts of 2011, according the legal publication Verdict Search. The New York Mesothelioma law firm

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