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English Playhouse to Put On Production Of Mesothelioma Victims Fight

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In England, a play will chronicle a woman’s fight against the factory that exposed her to asbestos causing her and her mother to eventually die of mesothelioma. June Hancock lost her mother to mesothelioma in 1983 and then tragically lost her own battle to the cancer in 1997. June was exposed to asbestos as a […]

UK to Open Chain Of Cancer Research Centers

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In the United Kingdom, the organization, Cancer Research UK, is in the first stages of opening a chain of cancer centers across the country. Hopes are that the chain of cancer research centers will draw together world class research and different professionals from numerous areas of medical expertise. The first of the centers is opening […]

Young Lady Who Battled Mesothelioma Honored

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In the UK a young lady who has unfortunately passed due to mesothelioma is being honored at a fundraising dinner being held in her memory. 28-year old, Leigh Carlisle was one of the youngest people to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. During Leigh’s tragically abbreviated life she was incredibly selfless in working to raise money and […]

Potential Fines Stemming From Criminal Trial Could Jeopardize Asbestos Trust

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Jury selection will begin today in the criminal trial against W.R. Grace concerning the alleged contamination of Libby, Montana with asbestos. 1,200 people in the area have said to have been stricken ill or to have died as a result of asbestos contamination. If W.R. Grace, who is going through the process of reorganization through […]

Further Investigation Needed On Vermont Asbestos Mine

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The Vermont Health Department will go into further investigation concerning a closed asbestos mine located in Eden, Vermont. A report was released back in November 2008 that showed a higher than expected incidence of asbestos related cancers and asbestosis in the area surrounding the mine. State officials later came out and refuted initial reports that […]

United Way Reaching Out To Those in Need

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Alabama United Way Officials are trying to bring awareness to the non profit’s 2-1-1 initiative. The program has been available in Alabama for 10 years but has been grossly under used and in times of economic hardship it is important to know assistance is there, especially if you are tying to undertake the costs that […]

Targeted Immune Cells Shrink Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The National Cancer Institute have generated altered immune cells that were able to shrink mesothelioma tumors in mice. The immune cells are meant to target mesothelin, a protein that is highly expressed in mesothelioma and several other cancers. Mesothelin is generally limited to the cells […]

Cancer Treatment Costs

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It’s always devastating to hear that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any form of cancer, but as we have progressed scientifically and new treatments have been brought forward, the news may not be as devastating. Lack of advances in medicine isn’t the reason many cancer patients find it hard to obtain […]

Mesothelioma Research Aided by $220,000 in Grants

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In Hawaii, a cancer research center has received two grants totaling 0,000 for research to be conducted on mesothelioma. Dr. Haining Yang is one of five recipients of a 2 year 0,000 collar grant from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). On top of the MARF grant Yang has also received a 2 year 0,000 […]

PPG To Set UP Trust Fund For Asbestos Exposure Victims

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PPG in Pittsburgh has filed a new plan for reorganization in US Bankruptcy Court for it’s company Pittsburgh Corning Corp and the new plan includes a trust for asbestos exposure related injuries. In 2006 PPG had a plan for reorganization rejected by Bankruptcy Court Judge Judith Fitzgerald. The original plan also included a trust that […]