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Mesothelioma: How We Can Work Together to Ban Asbestos

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 9/19/2016

Work together to ban asbestos

As Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26 is getting closer, we wanted to shift the focus of our blog series from how the disease affects patients, to how we can get rid of the disease altogether. Of course, any discussion about stopping mesothelioma before it even starts must begin with a conversation about what it will take to ban the use of asbestos, the only known cause of this deadly and terrible disease.

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Fall Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Winner Carol Mata

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 9/16/2016

Carol Mata

Earlier this year, Carol Mata was awarded the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship for the Fall 2016 semester. Her winning essay told the story of her father, who passed away after being diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer a year and a half ago.

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Mesothelioma, Elder Care, and the Importance of Programs Like NICHE

  • Author: Jillian McKee
  • Date: 9/15/2016

Nurse Assisting Patient

With the aging of the Baby Boomers, and the increased life expectancies of their parents (and even grandparents), there is an ever-growing concern around improving care for elder patients. In fact, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the increased need for elder care is one of the largest-growing sections of the healthcare industry. As more people look for newer and better care options to suit their lifestyle, income, and medical needs, this aspect of our healthcare system will only continue to grow.

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Mesothelioma: Why Spreading Awareness Is Important

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 9/13/2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Ribbon

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is only two short weeks away, on September 26. In the run-up to that day, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is reaching out to a number of partners – including patients, survivors, doctors, researchers, advocates, and others – to get their thoughts about the issues surrounding mesothelioma and what we can do about it.

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Remembering Mesothelioma Victims on 9/11

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/11/2016

9/11 Memorial, NYC

Any disaster demands an immediate response from both emergency units and civilians within the vicinity. Tragedy always causes an outburst of energy to save the victims due to the adrenaline rush and the willingness to assist. People rarely give a second consideration of the environmental safety of the surrounding when attending to victims. It is natural and follows the human instinct to act that way. For the September 11 terrorist attacks, it was later apparent that the air was contaminated by toxic compounds, chief among them asbestos.

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British Mesothelioma Warrior Mavis Nye Shares Her Story of Remission

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 9/8/2016

Earlier this year, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance had the privilege of sharing the story of Mavis Nye, a woman from the United Kingdom who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in June 2009. Since then, Mavis has undergone a number of treatments in an effort to defeat this deadly disease.

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Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and their Families

Mesothelioma: What Should People Know?

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 9/6/2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26. Leading up to that day, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is reaching out to patients, survivors, advocates, doctors, researchers, and others who are involved in awareness efforts around mesothelioma to get their thoughts on important topics related to this rare form of cancer.

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Parents’ Guide to Protecting Children from Asbestos in Schools

  • Author: Gary Cohn
  • Date: 9/5/2016

Hallway at School

Millions of children who attend schools in the United States built before the 1980s are at risk of being exposed to harmful asbestos – yet there are important steps parents can take to protect their children.

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Bondex Bankruptcy Trust Now Accepting Claims

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 9/2/2016

A new bankruptcy trust started accepting claims this July (2016). Its name is the Bondex Trust. Bondex made a number of asbestos-containing products for home renovation and repair, including joint compound and joint cement.

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New HMGB1 Blood Test Could Detect Mesothelioma Early

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 8/31/2016

HMGB1 Blood Test Could Detect Mesothelioma Early

A promising recent study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research has shown that a blood test that can speed the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Diagnosis is often delayed and usually requires surgery to obtain a tissue sample for examination, and early identification of mesothelioma has been shown to be one of the best ways to improve the effectiveness of treatment. As such, researchers have been working to develop new blood tests to diagnose mesothelioma, and this study shows that a blood protein commonly referred to as HMGB1 can be used with near 100% accuracy.

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