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Recent Cancer Treatment Breakthrough

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a monumental step in the treatment of cancer.  At the end of August, the agency voted to approve a revolutionary technique that transforms the body’s own cells into a cancer-fighting mechanism.  With this decision, Novartis Pharmaceuticals can make its personalized treatments available to patients suffering from

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Sea Sponge May Hold Key to Cancer Cure

The search for a cure for cancer has taken researchers to some interesting places, including the bottom of the ocean.  In 2016, it was reported that the Caribbean sea cucumber contains an active agent called trabectedin that may be effective in fighting mesothelioma.  Researchers have since discovered the cancer-killing properties of the deep-sea Alaska green

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Attorney Bethann S. Kagan Chairs Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference

Attorney Bethann S. Kagan of Shein Law will be a chairperson for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference that will take place on Thursday, June 7 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. The conference gathers professionals from the asbestos litigation industry together including plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, insurance professionals, and

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Shein and Kagan Designated Super Lawyers in 2018

Shein Law is proud to announce that two members of our legal team have been recognized with Super Lawyers designations in 2018. Benjamin Shein and Bethann Schaffzin Kagan earned the award for their achievements in the legal industry. Super Lawyers compiles a list of outstanding attorneys throughout the 50 states and Washington, D.C. and honors

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Breakthrough in Immunotherapy

An emerging experimental treatment that has shown success in leukemia patients could potentially be the key to curing cancer. Researchers have been exploring immunotherapy, using the body’s own defenses to fight cancer. Recent developments have proven effective in not only treating cancer, but eliminating it from the body. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Risk of Benzene Exposure

People interact with chemicals in a variety of ways every day – chemical compounds are found in foods, cosmetics, soaps and detergents, and many other common household products. Many of these are harmless, but there can be hazardous chemicals such as benzene lurking in a number of places. Benzene can have devastating health effects, and

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Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Results in Seaman’s Death

Today there are laws and strict guidelines regarding exposure to toxic chemicals on the job, with many safeguards in place. But in the late 1960s, many workers were unaware of the hazards, and the same level of care was not taken to protect them. Sadly, even today workers continue to be exposed to dangerous substances,

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The Biopersistence of Asbestos

There are six different types of asbestos, each of which has been found to cause mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer infecting the lining of the lungs, heart, and chest cavity. A recent study in Germany examined the effects of differing asbestos exposure and how mesothelioma develops in the body. Researchers found that, despite the

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More Women Receiving Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Traditionally, victims of mesothelioma included men in high-risk occupations, including construction, naval work, and other industrial positions, as well as many roles in the U.S. military. Recent data shows that the gender gap is closing, however, with more women being diagnosed with this disease.

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Lancaster Landmark Undergoes Asbestos Removal

An historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania building is undergoing major renovations. The former Bulova Building, located at 101 North Queen Street, will be transformed into a mixed-use retail, residential, and office space. The building will reopen in early 2019, and with some help from the city of Lancaster, the space will be free of the harmful carcinogen

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