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National Mesothelioma Awareness
Each year, the mesothelioma community across the nation comes together for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, a time devoted to raising public awareness about the life-threatening cancer and its cause ─ exposure to asbestos. Patients, family members, friends, advocates and health care professionals are encouraged to share their personal stories, struggles and inspiration in order to bring attention to the disease and further the search for a cure.  When Is Mesothelioma Awareness Day? Mesothelioma [...]

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Mesothelioma Fundraising Goals
It’s well known that veterans are at higher risk of asbestos-related diseases because of the wide use of the dangerous mineral fiber in thousands of buildings and Navy ships from World War II until the 1970s. Now, the U.S. Department of Defense has announced plans to increase spending on research into new ways to combat the fatal disease linked to asbestos exposure. The Department of Defense’s effort includes funding of several million dollars for three mesothelioma research projects. The [...]

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Two Gene Therapys Brings Hope to Mesothelioma
Fluorescent protein taken from a jellyfish DNA and injected into a rabbit’s embryos has produced a litter with several glow-in-the-dark bunnies. Although to many, this may seem like science fiction, to researchers, scientists and physicians this means more effective medicines and cures for diseases like hemophilia, Alzheimer’s, and cancers such as mesothelioma, may be on the horizon. According to a press release, a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the [...]

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have confirmed a correlation between the risk of mesothelioma and the amount of time that workers spent in taconite mines. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung and abdominal cavity. It’s generally associated with exposure to another mineral fiber, asbestos, linking the disease to occupations where asbestos was used. The findings which will be presented to the Minnesota Legislature were part of an ongoing 5-year, $4.9 [...]

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Increased of Mesothelioma Detected Near PA Asbestos Factory
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 to serious respiratory diseases including lung cancer and mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has identified an increase in the rate of mesothelioma around Ambler, where an asbestos [...]

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