Mesothelioma

A Shadow Over Blue Collars and Brave Souls: Mesothelioma’s Silent Grip
Beneath the calloused hands that built our nation and defended its freedom lurks a silent enemy: mesothelioma, a merciless cancer born from asbestos exposure. This insidious foe plagues both blue-collar heroes who toiled in shipyards and factories, and veterans who...
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A Silent Killer Lingers in the Air: Hope Amidst the Shadow of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma, a ruthless cancer born from microscopic shards of asbestos, casts a long and silent shadow over the lives of countless blue-collar workers and veterans. This insidious foe attacks the delicate lining of the lungs and abdomen, leaving its victims...
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Hess Corp Reaches Agreement for Mesothelioma Victims
After years of litigation, the Hess Corporation agreed to settle hundreds of asbestos exposure lawsuits filed on the island of St. Croix. The company will establish a $106 million trust for victims, their surviving family members, and those that may...
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Lung Cancer Vaccine: Could it Lead to a Mesothelioma Vaccine?
CIMAvax-EGF is a new lung cancer treatment that “harnesses the body’s immune system to fight lung cancer.” They began testing the drug in 2017; another trial is testing the drug for the prevention of lung cancer in patients who are...
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Is Base Editing the future of Mesothelioma Treatment?
Base editing is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of mesothelioma. This technology allows scientists to make precise, targeted changes to a patient’s genetic code, without introducing any foreign DNA into the patient’s body. This...
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New Mesothelioma Drug Starts Trial
Verismo Therapeutics announced that is has received clearance of its new drug for ovarian cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, and, mesothelioma from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of SynKIR-110. The first human trials...
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Why are mesothelioma misdiagnoses so common?
Whether it is primary exposure due to working directly with the dangerous material or secondary exposure suffered by friends and family, contact with asbestos fibers can lead to devastating, deadly conditions. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to...
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The Role of Gender in a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
The stereotype of a mesothelioma patient is an older male who plied a trade over decades that exposed him to asbestos. In fact, many women receive these life-changing diagnoses. The disease does not discriminate. A recent study reveals the different...
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The Advent of Artificial Intelligence
A cure for malignant mesothelioma remains elusive and is considered one of the most challenging to measure with CT scans due to characteristically complex growth patterns. However, scientists based in Scotland – a country near the top of mesothelioma incidence...
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2020 shows promise in the fight for a mesothelioma cure
Media coverage in 2020 surrounded a particular virus and the progress made in defeating it. Similarly, new treatments, drug regimens, and cutting-edge and highly successful trials gave a glimmer of hope to those suffering from mesothelioma, not to mention their...
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