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A group that tests common school supplies for toxins is warning parents to stay away from Playskool brand crayons sold at Dollar Tree stores because they could contain trace amounts of asbestos. Even small amounts of asbestos have been linked Read more…


There is new evidence that low doses of the drug Opdivo (nivolumab) may extend lung cancer survival as well as the standard dose—at a much lower cost. The news may have implications for people with the lung-related asbestos cancer, malignant Read more…


Posted By: Meso Foundation August 9, 2018 We have exciting news! The next stop on the 2018 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma tour is New York City on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, and registration is now open. This one-day event Read more…


With pleural mesothelioma cases on the rise, it is more important than ever for new methods of detection and treatment to be researched. One of the most promising in terms of detection and identification was recently conducted by a thoracic Read more…


Pleural mesothelioma patients who undergo radiotherapy after their surgery tend to live longer than those whose treatment plan does not include radiation. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of patients who could stand to benefit from this treatment actually get it. Read more…


In what could be a step closer to a mesothelioma cure, French cancer researchers say they have identified two of the key genetic pathways responsible for triggering mesothelioma in asbestos-exposed people. Led by Inserm (The French National Institute of Health Read more…


Earlier this month, during the most recent meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), first results from a new study are bound to bring hope to the mesothelioma community. The aptly named DREAM study coming out of Australia Read more…


Recent research suggests that how people with lung cancers like pleural mesothelioma are treated by their oncology nurses can have a direct bearing on their treatment outcomes. The news is based on a groundbreaking study conducted at two Chinese universities Read more…


A new study suggests that asbestos, the primary trigger for almost all cases of malignant mesothelioma, may do more than cause the disease—it may also play a role in how quickly it grows and spreads. Malignant mesothelioma is typically a disease Read more…


Analyzing Pleural Mesothelioma Patients Postoperatively The National Cancer Database recently evaluated newly diagnosed non-metastatic pleural mesothelioma patients. During the study, the database analyzed the overall survival of patients by cancer facility volume. The investigation also took into perspective the well-being Read more…