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Columbia Sues Local Contractors Over Asbestos Removal

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Columbia International University has filed a federal suit against local contractors after they failed to properly remove asbestos in buildings owned by the university. Columbia is suing the contractor Environmental Engineering Company Inc.; its parent company, RPR & Associates Inc.; and paint contractor Hyde Drywall & Paint Inc. The amount of money Columbia is suing […]

New Diagnostic Test For Mesothelioma

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Rosetta Genomics has introduced a new diagnostic cancer test, the miReview Meso. According to the company, the miReview Meso test is able to differentiate between mesothelioma and other carcinomas in the lung. The miReview Meso test is available commercially through Rosetta Genomics’ CLIA certified lab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Harvey Pass, chief of thoracic surgery and […]

Holiday Coping Strategies for Mesothelioma Caregivers

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The holiday season is a time when family and friends gather to observe long-held traditions (not to mention indulge in a smorgasbord of tempting foods). But when your world is turned upside down by mesothelioma or asbestos cancer, the holidays may not hold their usual charm. As a caregiver for someone with mesothelioma, you may […]

How Asbestos Fibers Trigger Cancer In Human Cells

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Ohio State University researchers believe they are the first in the world to study the molecular underpinnings of cancer by probing individual bonds between an asbestos fiber and human cells. Though any clinical application is years away, the scientists hope their findings could aid in drug development efforts targeting illnesses caused by excessive exposure to […]