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Study Shows That Asbestos Risks Remain Decades Aft...

An Italian study published back in May found that malignant mesothelioma cases tend to be concentrated around industrial facilities that use asbestos. A new Italian study finds that mesothelioma incidence near industrial areas remains high long after an asbestos-using industry

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A new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) finds that asbestos kills significantly more Americans each year than previously estimated—and the actual asbestos death toll may be much higher. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Italian researchers looked at the geographic distribution of malignant mesothelioma cases and found that they tend to be clustered around cement manufacturing, shipbuilding, and other industrial facilities. A team lead by Marisa Corfiata analyzed 15,322 incident cases of malignant mesothelioma

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Early results from an ongoing clinical trial of advanced malignant mesothelioma treatment with a more intensive schedule of tremelimumab has shown clinical and immunological activity and a good safety profile, paving the way for further research into checkpoint inhibitor drugs.

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James P. Allison, whose research pioneered the field of cancer immunotherapy, recently described his work to the New York Times in an interview. Cancer immunotherapy isn’t an entirely new field. In 1890 a doctor named William Coley at Memorial Hospital

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