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Exposure to Asbestos With BAP1 Mutation Increases Risk of Mesothelioma

In a study presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2024, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center showed that mice with a BAP1 germline mutation, after exposure to small levels of asbestos, had a greater chance of developing malignant mesothelioma. The study is being published in[…]

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Researchers Looked at Fibroblasts to Determine Their Role in Mesothelioma Growth

Malignant mesothelioma is a hard cancer to treat and is mainly caused by asbestos. It was widely used in construction, steel mills, and other industries. Mesothelioma is especially hard to treat because it grows and spreads quickly. There are unfortunately not many options for the treatment of mesothelioma. It takes[…]

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Targeting uPARAP Could Improve Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a hard cancer to treat that has low survival rates. This makes it a problem for doctors and researchers. A new study is looking to change this by looking at the collagen receptor uPARAP. The current clinical trial is looking at uPARAP, a protein that is found in[…]

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3D Printing and Optical Scanning Can Improve Mesothelioma Treatment

New treatments and technologies offer hope for mesothelioma patients. One technology, 3D printing and optical scanning, has the potential to help those suffering with mesothelioma. The technologies refine and enhance what is known as photodynamic therapy, a promising new approach for the management of mesothelioma. Photodynamic therapy is a unique[…]

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An Iowa School was Fined for Exposing Workers to Asbestos

An Iowa school district could be fined thousands of dollars for having employees work inside an asbestos-contaminated building. State records were recently released showing that the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the school district $70,000. The school district was also fined another $6,000 by the Iowa Department of[…]

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Imerys Talc America and Cyprus Mines Corporation are Creating a Trust for Asbestos Victims

Imerys Talc America and its former owner, Cyprus Mines Corporation, will create a collective $862 million trust. The reason for the trust is to settle personal injury claims that allege the company’s asbestos contaminated talc caused people’s cancer. This is after both groups filed reorganization plans and disclosure statements on[…]

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ADI-PEG20 Improves Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

ADI-PEG20 is showing promising results for mesothelioma. It is the first treatment to be fully incorporated with chemotherapy in 20 years. The drug will bring hope to thousands of mesothelioma survivors and their families. The drug works by blocking a cancer’s food supply, preventing the spread of the cancer. It[…]

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Asbestos and Other Carcinogens Were in U.S. Missile Silos

The U.S. Air Force is investigating asbestos and other carcinogens at nuclear missile bases. According to the Associated Press, the use of these carcinogens dates back to the 1980s. There are reports showing that the Air Force knew about the toxic chemicals being used at nuclear launch silos for decades.[…]

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Galinpepimut-S Alongside Opdivo Improves Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Sellas Life Sciences recently reported results from its Phase I clinical trial showing that survival was improved in pleural mesothelioma patients due to its treatment. The trial looked at the treatment called galinpepimut-S (GPS), an immunotherapy vaccine. There were 10 patients in the study with relapsed or refractory mesothelioma. Nine[…]

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Breath Test Could Improve Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

A new way to diagnose mesothelioma may have been discovered. Researchers have found that the exhaled breath of patients could have the potential to be a screening tool for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The information was presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2023 World Conference on[…]

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