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Liberty Mutuals Appeal Rejected in Asbestos Case

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Liberty Mutual might have to pay a large amount of money to people claiming asbestos related injuries under a ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Plastics Engineering is insured by Liberty Mutual. Thousands of people are claiming that products made by the company between the years of 1950 and 1983 that contained asbestos have injured […]

Treatments for Mesothelioma

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Unfortunately in years past, treatment for mesothelioma has been largely palliative rather than curative. This is many times a product of the latency of the disease. It can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years for signs of mesothelioma to show and most times the disease is too far along to combat it. Hospitals, universities, […]

Proposed Legislation to Limit Asbestos Lawsuits

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In Virginia, a bill filed in the General Assembly could make it much more difficult for residents to sue for asbestos exposure in The Peninsula area. The Peninsula area, which includes; Newport, Portsmouth, and Norfolk, has one of the country’s highest death and injury rates from asbestos that had been heavily used in shipyards for […]

Hearing To Decide Evidence in Libby Trial

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Today a hearing is being held in Missoula, Montana to determine what evidence will be allowed in a criminal trial against W.R. Grace Co. In an indictment that was unsealed in February of 2005, W.R. Grace Co and six of its former executives are charged with violating the federal Clean Air Act and obstructing an […]

Worlds First Asbestos Center Open

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In Australia, the world’s first asbestos center has opened. The center will examine early treatment of asbestos related diseases as well as ways to improve treatments. As asbestos related diseases, like mesothelioma and asbestosis, are extremely difficult to treat the center is placing a large emphasis on educating the public on the dangers of asbestos […]

100th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

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This spring the American Association for Cancer Research will be holding their 100th annual meeting. The meeting will feature the latest findings in laboratory, transitional and clinical cancer research. This year the focus will be on innovative research, novel technologies, some of the life saving therapies that are currently in the pipeline, clinical trials and new […]

Relay For Life

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The American Cancer Society has started to gear up for its signature fundraiser, The Relay For Life. Starting in the spring and going right on through the summer The Relay For Life will be held in numerous locations across the country. Teams will gather at local high schools, parks, and fairgrounds to fight the battle […]

National Lung Cancer Screening a Step Closer in the UK

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A national lung cancer screening program is a step closer to becoming a reality in the UK. A charity based in Liverpool is undertaking a study to look into the feasibility of a national screening program. The idea of a national screening was once considered a “pipe dream” according to Ray Donnelly, the Founder and […]

Study Shows Lack of Psychological Care For Cancer Patients

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According to a recent study conducted in Canada, only a minority of patients with advanced forms of cancer are being referred by their cancer doctor for specialized psychological care, even when they are clearly distressed. In a comprehensive cancer treatment center 326 patients were treated for different types of advanced forms of cancer. Out of the […]