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Asbestos More Damaging Than Originally Thought

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Experts are now reporting that asbestos can cause ovarian cancer and cancer of the larynx. A group of 27 World Health Organization scientists have listed these findings in the Lancet Oncology Medical Journal. The scientists have also reported that there is limited evidence that asbestos fibers can raise the risk bowel, stomach, or throat cancer. […]

Chemical in Cancer Tumors Linked to Depression

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Receiving the news of a cancer diagnosis is something that no one wants to here. Moreover, it has been well documented that a cancer diagnosis can sometimes lead to depression in patients. However, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, researchers found that the tumors themselves can […]

Former Navy Worker Wins Over $12 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

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A former Navy machinist, who developed mesothelioma after years of asbestos exposure, has won over million dollars in damages. Charles H. Cundiff, 66, handled insulating cement while working on the USS Kitty Hawk during his years of military service from 1962 to 1966. Many years later, Cundiff was diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure […]

Wisconsin Widow to Sue FMC Corp.

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The widow of a Wisconsin man who died of Mesothelioma in 2004 will be allowed to sue a company who sold brake parts that contained asbestos. The widow of Walter Tatera blames the company for exposing her husband to asbestos and causing his eventual death due to mesothelioma. The courts decision states that Tatera can […]

Gene Ratio Test Predicts Survival Rates in Mesothelioma Patients

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Researchers at the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) have recently finished a study to determine the effectiveness of a gene ratio test in predicting which mesothelioma patients had the best prognosis for survival following surgery. This research supplemented previous research that compared the differences in gene expression in tissue samples of malignant pleural mesothelioma stratified by […]

Closing Arguments Begin In W.R. Grace Asbestos Trial

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Closing arguments in the W.R. Grace trial got under way today in Missoula, Montana. Arguments were kicked off by the prosecution this morning with the defenses closing argument being presented in the afternoon. W.R. Grace is accused of conspiring to conceal the dangers brought on by asbestos exposure brought on by the company’s vermiculite mines […]

Government Memorandum Offers More Transparency Concerning Asbestos Exposure in Libby, Montana

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A government memorandum identifying public health concerns in Libby, Montana was released yesterday after a group sued for disclosure after multiple attempts to obtain the document by means of the Freedom of Information Act. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a lawsuit against the EPA for improperly withholding a document concerning the asbestos cleanup […]