Malignant Mesothelioma

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Architect Dies from Asbestos Exposure  -  23 Nov 2009
Blogger News Network (blog)Exposure to asbestos on a longer term basis or at high levels can cause a range of serious health problems, and this includes malignant mesothelioma. ...

Mesothelioma Prevention: APHA asks Congress to Ban Asbestos  -  23 Nov 2009
Asbestos.comAsbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma claim the lives of more than 10000 Americans each year. ...

Mesothelioma Law: Asbestos-Related Lawsuit Filed Against 38 Companies  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Asbestos.comExposure to asbestos has been linked to several serious illnesses, including lung cancer, asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma. ...

Mesothelioma Researchers Find Biological Marker to Help Diagnose Malignant ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Asbestos.comTurkish researchers have recently identified a biological marker known as D2-40 to be helpful in distinguishing malignant mesothelioma from pulmonary ...

New Mesothelioma Test Effective at Predicting Which Patients Will Benefit from ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Asbestos.comThe test, which analyzes relative expression levels of four genes involved in malignant mesothelioma, has shown in multiple studies to be effective at ...

Mesothelioma Treatment Improved with Addition of Sirolimus  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Asbestos.com...sirolimus is currently being investigated as a potential treatment option in a number of cancers, including malignant mesothelioma. ...

Working with deadly dust cost plumber his life  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Portsmouth NewsTrefor Williams died eight months after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. The 67-year-old from Greenfield Rise, Cowplain, had been exposed to the ...

Complementary Cancer Therapies: Helpful or Hurtful?  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)At this year's International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, presented by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Kathleen Wesa, MD, ...

Late cutaneous metastases to the face from malignant pleural mesothelioma: A ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare primary neoplasm affecting the serosal membranes. During its relative short course, this malignant neoplasm can give local ...

West Virginia mesothelioma patient denied lump sum payment by insurer  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Mesothelioma NewsGordon Conley of Charleston, West Virginia has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of working with asbestos during his time as a chemical ...

New Libby healthcare initiative getting positive feedback  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center...a resident of Libby for three decades, says she has personally seen many people struggle with asbestos-related diseases like malignant mesothelioma, ...

Mesothelioma Trimodality Therapy Benefits Patients  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Asbestos.comBecause most cases of malignant mesothelioma are diagnosed in a late stage of development, treatment options are often limited to palliative measures ...

Mesothelioma Death Rates in Northeast England at Record Levels  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Mesothelioma WebFrom 2002 to 2004, the death rate from malignant mesothelioma among females was 11.19 per million, compared to 87.08 per million among males. ...

Dusty boiler suit hid deadly killer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Barking and Dagenham PostBut Coroner Dr Elizabeth Stearns felt the most likely cause of Irene's malignant Mesothelioma was washing her husband's dusty boiler suit. ...

Mesothelioma Treatment: Imaging Scans May Improve Radiation Therapy  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Asbestos.comBoth CT (computed tomography) and PET (positron emission tomography) scans are helpful in diagnosing and staging malignant mesothelioma, and they can also ...

Health Screenings Set to Start Monday  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
MesotheliomaHelp.netMalignant mesothelioma (a cancer in the lining of the lungs) has been very high in the area with a population of fewer than 10000. ...

Deaths from Asbestos Illness Continue to Increase in Quebec  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
AboutLawsuits.comAccording to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year, the number of malignant mesothelioma deaths ...

Mesothelioma Testing Provided for Libby Residents  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Asbestos.com...screening community residents for potential asbestos-related issues, including those related to asbestosis, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. ...

New Trial for Family of Mesothelioma Victim  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Blogger News Network (blog)...to a recent report a new trial has been ordered in the case of the family of a man who tried to sue following this death due to malignant mesothelioma. ...

Mesothelioma Rates Keep Rising in England's West Midlands  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Blogger News Network (blog)...which was know for its rich industrial history, as well as many other industrial areas, this is a region where malignant mesothelioma is said to be rife ...

Marlborough plumber's death job related  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
This is Wiltshire.co.ukHe said there was a malignant mesothelioma spreading into Mr Middleton's abdominal cavity, which was instrumental in causing the bronchial pneumonia and ...

Mesothelioma Study Finds Optimal Treatment Approach for Peritoneal Mesothelioma  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Asbestos.comOf the 2000 to 3000 cases of malignant mesothelioma diagnosed annually, peritoneal mesothelioma accounts for 10 to 20 percent. Because more than 75 percent ...

Asbestos Exposure Causes 20 UK Residents to Die Every Week: Report  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
AboutLawsuits.comAccording to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year, the number of malignant mesothelioma deaths ...

Reunion Arena Demolition Slowed by Asbestos Finding  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Mesothelioma Web...by swallowing saliva, can imbed themselves in the mesothelial linings of the lungs, heart and abdomen, leading eventually to malignant mesothelioma. ...

Welder exposed to killer dust  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Derby Evening TelegraphHe developed malignant mesothelioma, a form of cancer linked with exposure to the toxic material, and died in September, aged 54. ...

Mount Sinai Medical Center Assessing Mesothelioma Impact in Libby, Montana  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Asbestos.comMalignant mesothelioma may develop after heavy or repeated exposure to asbestos. When toxic asbestos fibers are inhaled, they may become lodged in organs or ...

Mesothelioma Compensation: $20 Million Settlement Awarded to Maryland Resident  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Asbestos.comJocelyn Farrar, a 57-year-old nursing professor at the University of Maryland, believes she developed malignant mesothelioma after experiencing secondary ...

Railman was covered in asbestos on work days, inquest is told  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Derby Evening TelegraphDr Rahul Deb, who carried out the examination, found "fairly visible asbestos fibres" and gave the cause of death as malignant mesothelioma. ...

Pharmaceutical Companies Offer Financial Support to Mesothelioma and Other ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
MesotheliomaHelp.net...is the maker of Platinol, generically known as Cisplatin, one of the primary chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. ...

Columbia, Missouri Parent Moves Student Because of Asbestos Risk  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Mesothelioma WebMalignant mesothelioma, however, can be caused by a single exposure, and its tendency to lie dormant for several decades means that, by the time it is ...

Woman Dies After Court Victory  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Linex Legal (registration)Dianne Willmore, 49, from north Wales, was told she should be paid £240000 after she contracted malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused mainly ...

Asbestos Found at University of Wyoming  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Mesothelioma WebResearches have established that long-term exposure to asbestos can lead to malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the fluid lining of ...

Reduction of Power Plant Emissions Helpful for Lowering Mesothelioma Risk  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
MesotheliomaHelp.netPower plants utilized asbestos as an insulation material and some of the workers have since developed malignant mesothelioma, a serious cancer caused by ...

Mesothelioma Remains A Concern For Construction Workers  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Asbestos.Net NewsVirtually no aspect of the construction field has been untouched by asbestos. Particularly during the mid-twentieth century, when a boom in babies led to a ...

Mesothelioma multimodality therapy gaining favor  -  07 Aug 2009
TransWorldNews (press release)...specialists have created new therapy routines using multimodality methods for lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, rectal cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Patient Files Lawsuit, Calls for More Asbestos ...  -  07 Aug 2009
Asbestos.comAfter an emergency X-ray revealed that one of his lungs collapsed, Winterton said he “had a horrible fear? that he developed malignant mesothelioma after

Inquest tells of Exmouth asbestos death  -  07 Aug 2009
Devon 24A pathologist gave his cause of death as bronchopneumonia - pneumonia and inflammation of the lungs - and malignant mesothelioma of part of the lungs - a

Mesothelioma Prognosis and Placenta Growth Factor  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Surviving Mesothelioma3 In fact, in one recent study, “the administration of an anti-PlGF antibody was found to cause a significant reduction of malignant mesothelioma cell

Illegal Immigrant Tagged for Insurance Fraud in Asbestos ...  -  ‎Aug 6, 2009‎
Mesothelioma WebAsbestos fibers, when breathed or ingested, can lead to a number of specific lung and digestive system cancers, including malignant mesothelioma - a

Trimodality Therapy May Improve Outcomes of Patients with Pleural ...  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
Cancer Consultants...followed by pneumonectomy and radiation therapy, may improve survival of patients with Stage I-III pleural malignant mesothelioma.

Hyperthermal Chemotherapy Research Shows Promise for Mesothelioma  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
AboutMesothelioma.netMost malignant mesothelioma cases are diagnosed at advanced stages, and by that point the cases are highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and other

Mesothelioma Diagnosis Prompts Shipyard Worker to File Asbestos Case  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Asbestos.comMalignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer, caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Many of those diagnosed with the cancer

Cancer.net a great resource for cancer patients  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Mesothelioma NewsThe American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) sponsors www.cancer.net, a helpful resource for malignant mesothelioma patients and others battling cancer.

Asbestos killed former BP employee, inquest concludes  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
www.thisissurreytoday.co.ukThe inquest, held at Woking Coroners Court today, heard it caused a malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer which ultimately led to his death in April

Specific Growth Factor Overexpressed in Certain Mesothelioma ...  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Asbestos.comMalignant mesothelioma typically develops after exposure to asbestos. When toxic asbestos fibers are inhaled, they may become lodged in organs or body

Scientology's Freewinds Cruise Ship Continues To Pollute Bonaire  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
GlosslipMalignant mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the pleura (the thin layer of tissue that lines the chest cavity and

Finnish Study Could Lead to Better Lung Cancer Drug  -  ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Mesothelioma Web...the best avenues on how to attack the issue of malignant cell adhesion receptors, specifically in such fast-acting diseases as malignant mesothelioma.

Worker's £300k asbestos claim against BAE Systems Barrow  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
NW Evening MailMachine shop worker David Armistead, 60, is said to have contracted malignant mesothelioma – the industrial lung disease – early last year.

How to Manage PPE Asbestos Exposure  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
FireRescue1Exposure to asbestos can cause a number of health conditions including lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma (a form of cancer that affects the membrane

Multi-Pronged Treatment May Improve Survival for Mesothelioma Patients  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
AboutMesothelioma.net...the cancer to the extent there were no clinical signs of cancer remaining, though that doesn't mean the patients are cured of malignant mesothelioma.

Liverpool Worker Diagnosed With Mesothelioma - Sues Employer Over ...  -  ‎Aug 2, 2009‎
AboutMesothelioma.netThe worker was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in January, 2008, and is now displaying gross symptoms of pain and disability.

Understanding the Epithelial, Surcomatoid and the Biphasic types ...  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
WiredPRNews.com (press release)Dallas, TX: Facts about mesothelioma cancer are fairly known to many and specially to those who are affected with mesothelioma cancer.

Researchers: “Asbestos Disease has been underestimated?  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness CenterIn the UK, the Health and Safety Executive has suggested that by the next decade, 5000 people will die from malignant mesothelioma each year.

News in brief  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
South Devon Herald ExpressThe cause of death has been confirmed as malignant mesothelioma. An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned at the coroner's office in Torquay.

UK factory worker's death attributed to asbestos exposure  -  ‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Mesothelioma NewsHe was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in January 2005 and told he had just nine months to live. But Hewkin lived another five years before he

Police warn Helston children about asbestos danger  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
This Is The WestcountryThe inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Since the mid 1980s,

ELTHAM: Pensioner's asbestos death from factory work  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
News ShopperPathologist Dr Peter Jerreat said the cause of death was pericarditis, or inflammation of the sack around the heart, caused by malignant mesothelioma.



Background information on Malignant Mesothelioma [When available]

Mesothelioma is an uncommon form of cancer, usually associated with previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant (cancerous) cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).

Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos, or by home renovation using asbestos cement products.

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