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Swiss Study May Lead to Treatment Breakthroughs

Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It has long been understood that asbestos exposure leads to the development of mesothelioma, but now researchers finally understand why. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) recently published a study revealing the physical mechanisms that cause tumors to develop when the body

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure

It is widely known that asbestos causes fatal respiratory conditions, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can lay dormant in the body for decades after exposure to asbestos. Workers who handled asbestos on the job before it became heavily regulated in the 1970s are now being diagnosed with the disease. They are not the only ones; women and

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New Pill Could Revolutionize Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Experts agree that early detection is critical to effectively treat cancer. Receiving a comprehensive diagnosis in the disease’s early stages can help physicians tailor a treatment plan to a patient’s specific needs, which can improve patient outcomes and avoid unnecessary costs. Tools, such as mammography, are useful, but can give imprecise results that set patients

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Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare and fatal cancer affecting the lining of the abdomen and internal organs. It is a unique form of cancer in many ways; mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, and the disease can lay dormant in the body for decades before patients experience symptoms. It is also notoriously resistant to

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Shein Law Attorneys Selected by Super Lawyers in 2019

The team at Shein Law proudly announces that Super Lawyers has selected partner and founder, Benjamin Shein, and partner, Bethann Schaffzin Kagan, to be featured on their 2019 list. Both attorneys have received numerous recognitions in past years by Super Lawyers for their achievements in the legal industry. Every year, Super Lawyers names outstanding lawyers

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EPA Considering Tougher Asbestos Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of 10 chemicals that are under review for their risks to human health. The review, commissioned by congressional mandate, will determine whether these chemicals require additional regulation to protect people from the hazards they present. Among the chemicals on the list is asbestos, a naturally

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Potential Stem Cell Vaccine

Stem cells have opened up many new possibilities in medical research. Mesothelioma patients may be the latest to benefit from these miracle cells. A research team at Stanford University had promising results with a new pluripotent stem cell vaccine which has the potential to help the body attack tumors. Pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells,

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Penn Receives Grant for Mesothelioma Immunology

Mesothelioma and lung cancer patients may soon have a new resource for treatment. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center have been given a $10.7 million grant to explore the use of CAR-T cells to treat solid tumor cancers. Immunotherapy treatments, such as CAR-T cells, have shown remarkable success for leukemia patients and

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Post-Treatment Testing Breakthrough

Completing a cancer treatment regimen is a big step for patients, but it is not the end of the line as far as their care is concerned. Patients must undergo thorough post-treatment monitoring to make sure their cancer was eliminated or, in some cases, track the progression of what has remained. For patients suffering from

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Use of Immunotoxins to Fight Mesothelioma 

Recent cancer research has largely focused on immunotherapy, techniques that equip the body’s own immune system to fight the disease in ways it cannot on its own. In some cases, however, the immune system may be more of a hindrance when it comes to cancer treatment. Immunotoxins can be powerful tumor-fighting tools, but they also

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