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Communication Key to Handling Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma – a rare and deadly cancer infecting the lining of the lungs, heart, and chest cavity – can lay dormant in the body for decades before patients develop symptoms. Once diagnosed, the disease moves quickly, and patients are often left with a short survival period. A mesothelioma diagnosis can

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Emotional Interview on Cancer with Joe Biden and Meghan McCain

At a time when it seems our country is more divided than ever, there is one thing we can all put our support behind: winning the fight against cancer. Not long ago, a rare bipartisan moment between Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden and conservative TV host Meghan McCain reminded us that, while cancer can

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2017 A Banner Year for Cancer Research

The cure for cancer is seemingly getting closer every day. Last year was an incredible year for developments in cancer research, with major breakthroughs happening in numerous areas. The FDA approved 12 novel oncology drugs in 2017, including some targeting specialized cancers such as mantle cell lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and follicular lymphoma. Below are

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Asbestos Risk in Philadelphia Schools

A recent investigation revealed high levels of asbestos in several Philadelphia schools, leading to raised concerns over the safety of students and staff. Asbestos can cause deadly respiratory conditions, including mesothelioma, and students, teachers, and visitors to the schools may have suffered repeated exposure for years. It is up to the city to safely remove

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Curcumin Treatment Breakthrough

A chemical found in a popular spice may hold the key to shrinking mesothelioma tumors. Curcumin, a yellow plant polyphenol found in turmeric, showed promising results in a recent study involving the most aggressive type of mesothelioma tumor. This may be an important breakthrough for patients suffering from malignant mesothelioma, a rare and fatal form

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Microscopic Development in Cancer Diagnosis

The next big development in cancer treatment is too small to be seen by the naked eye. Researchers have seen promising results using nanoparticles to administer treatments effectively while minimizing damage to healthy cells. A research team from Rutgers University has demonstrated the potential for nanoparticles as a diagnostic tool, detecting tumors in their earliest

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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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