Mesothelioma News

Study: Mesothelioma may be Tied to Genetics
The majority of people who come into contact with asbestos do not develop mesothelioma, which suggests that the disease may in some way be tied to genetics. Continue Reading

Aug. 31, 2011 | Tags:

Insurance Companies Increase Their Mesothelioma Reserves

A dramatic increase in mesothelioma and asbestos claims over recent years has led to an increase in the monetary amounts reserved for these claims among firms such as Hartford Financial, in Hartford, Connecticut, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG), in New York City. Continue Reading

Aug. 22, 2011 | Tags:

US Navy Asbestos Exposure Under the Sea: Innovative Recycling or Recipe for Disaster?
The USS Arthur W. Radford, a 563-foot naval destroyer active from 1977 to 2003, will soon be converted into a manmade reef, a decision that has sparked a vehement debate about the implications of this creation. Continue Reading

Aug. 22, 2011 | Tags:

Asbestos and the Military
Nearly every ship built between 1930 and 1970 contained several tons of asbestos insulation in the engine rooms, as well as in other locations throughout the ships.  The sailors who manned these ships, as well as the men who built and repaired them, weer prime candidates for asbestos exposure. Continue Reading

Aug. 1, 2011 | Tags:

Mesothelioma Victims Exposed to Asbestos in Military Housing
In a recent mesothelioma lawsuit in Great Britain, it was proven that men in the service who lived on military bases may have been exposed to the deadly carcinogen asbestos, a toxic mineral fiber known to cause mesothelioma as well as various other health problems. Continue Reading

July 29, 2011 | Tags:

History of Asbestos Usage in the Military
Through the 1970s, the military used thousands of tons of asbestos in every possible form. Continue Reading

July 28, 2011 | Tags:

Mesothelioma Expected to Rise Greatly
In keeping with the rapidly increasing rates of most global disasters and epidemics, the rate of Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, is expected to rise greatly in the coming years. Continue Reading

July 21, 2011 | Tags:

Mesothelioma Victims Center
The Mesothelioma Victims Center offers more free services for an individual or family dealing with a Mesothelioma diagnosis than any other group or organization in the United States. Continue Reading

July 21, 2011 | Tags:

Take Home Asbestos Theory Shot Down
The Delaware Supreme Court ruled against one woman whose case against DuPont brought allegations against the company that asbestos exposure has caused her disease. Continue Reading

July 21, 2011 | Tags:

Pleural Mesothelioma Staging System Under Review
An international effort to examine and improve the current staging system for malignant pleural mesothelioma is now in progress. Continue Reading

July 13, 2011 | Tags:

Stopping Mesothelioma Tumor Growth with Advanced Radiotherapy
New advanced radiotherapy techniques may give mesothelioma patients hope. Continue Reading

July 7, 2011 | Tags:

Canada Hesitant to Ban Asbestos
The Canadian government has officially announced their opposition to adding chrysotile asbestos to the list of hazardous materials, a decision which could prove devastating to efforts to reach a general consensus at the Rotterdam Convention this week Continue Reading

June 24, 2011 | Tags:

Asbestos Deaths on the Rise

A recent study suggests that the number of asbestos-related deaths will rise sharply in the next 20 years. Continue Reading

June 21, 2011 | Tags:

Women and Asbestos: A Link Between Asbestos Exposure and Ovarian Cancer Discovered
In a recent study the connection between asbestos exposure and ovarian cancer was validated. Continue Reading

June 16, 2011 | Tags:

Multi-Modality Therapy Promising for Mesothelioma Patients
Pleural mesothelioma patients who are treated with lung-saving surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy have a higher survival rate. Continue Reading

June 3, 2011 | Tags:

Race in South Florida Raises $33,000 for Mesothelioma Research
The 2011 South Florida Miles for Meso race raised a total of $33,000 for mesothelioma research. Continue Reading

May 25, 2011 | Tags:

Lung Cancer Biomarker may Help Diagnose Mesothelioma Sooner
Researchers have identified a pattern in microRNA that can help doctors diagnose lung cancer up to two years before it can be detected by CT scans. Continue Reading

May 17, 2011 | Tags:

Libby, Montana Still Plagued by Asbestos Risks
The town of Libby, Montana has achieved a dubious distinction as America’s “asbestos town”. Continue Reading

May 10, 2011 | Tags:

Asbestos in Florida Courthouse may have Contributed to Death of Judge
Following allegations that a judge's lung cancer may have been linked to asbestos exposure and other environmental toxins in the Broward County courthouse, three judges have moved their chambers out of the building and formally requested testing for toxins such as asbestos. Continue Reading

April 8, 2011 | Tags: