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Actor’s death proves asbestos doesn’t just affect workers

Last October, character actor Ed Lauter lost a battle with mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced cancer. Famous for his roles in Law and Order, The Longest Yard and The Artist, his death due to asbestos exposure serves as a testament to the risks posed by the fibrous carcinogen. In April 2014, Lauter’s[…]

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Mesothelioma treatments found in unlikely places

Scientists around the world work endlessly to discover new treatments for mesothelioma. Taking decades to develop, the asbestos-caused cancer leaves most with less than a year to live after diagnosis. Many studies focus on the effectiveness of current treatments, hoping to expand current knowledge and provide victims with the best[…]

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Asbestos, a known killer, continues to wreak havoc with no end in sight

Imagine a group of murderers, terrorizing the world under the guise of protecting our safety. After thousands of unnecessary deaths, someone finally stands up to the killers and sends all but one to jail. Why leave this one free? Certain people claim he’s less dangerous than his associates. He really[…]

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Tenth Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference begins today

An annual conference is held in Washington, D.C., as part of Global Asbestos Awareness Week, featuring medical professionals, survivors and advocates sharing about advancements and personal struggles. For 10 years, more than 70 speakers and honorees have participated in the three-day event. Many are honored for their dedication to advancing[…]

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Asbestos organization fights to ban the fibrous carcinogen

Ten years ago, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) expanded their reach by making the first week of April National Asbestos Awareness Week. Soon after, other countries suffering from the carcinogen’s deadly effects joined and transformed the week into a global occasion. The ADAO started in 2004 to provide a[…]

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New research suggests earlier mesothelioma diagnosis is a possibility

Those familiar with the asbestos-caused cancer mesothelioma are well aware the disease takes decades to develop and by the time it’s recognized, it’s too late for recovery.  When symptoms finally develop and mesothelioma is diagnosed, its victims often survive less than one year. In 2008, Japanese researchers released a study[…]

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization celebrates tenth annual week

Ten years ago, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) expanded their reach by making the first week of April National Asbestos Awareness Week. Soon after, other countries suffering from the carcinogen’s deadly effects joined and transformed the week into a global occasion. The ADAO started in 2004 to provide a[…]

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New study suggests breast cancer drug may shrink mesothelioma tumors

After new evidence surfaced suggesting the enzyme aromatase is associated with malignant mesothelioma, Italian scientists began testing breast cancer drug Aromasin (exemestane) on mice and mesothelioma cells. Designed to inhibit aromatase, Aromasin curbs cell growth in breast cancer patients by helping reduce the amount of estrogen in the body. In[…]

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