Resources for Patients and their Families



At Least 90 University of Maryland Buildings Found to Contain Asbestos

Ninety buildings at the University of Maryland have tested positive for asbestos, including five that are classified as hazardous to the public.

Asbestos Insulation Linked to Increase in Australian Mesothelioma Cases

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has seen an increase in mesothelioma cases, and a new study shows it might be linked to asbestos insulation.

New Study Shows DNA Screening Can Help With Mesothelioma Treatment

Recently published results from a clinical trial show DNA screening may help doctors more effectively treat mesothelioma patients using chemotherapy.

Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Campus

Over a dozen workers were exposed to asbestos during recent construction on Building 36 at the Veterans Affairs campus in Canandaigua, NY.

New Asbestos Bill Introduced to the U.S. Senate

On September 30, 2016, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016 in the Senate.

High Asbestos Levels Prevent Officials from Obtaining Hoboken Train Crash Evidence

An event recorder and an outward-facing camera in the front cab of the Hoboken train are trapped due to structural damage and unsafe asbestos levels.

New Breath Test Could Detect Mesothelioma Earlier Than Other Diagnostic Methods

Medical researchers in Belgium have found a new way to detect mesothelioma early by analyzing the breath signatures of individuals exposed to asbestos.

Libby Asbestos Superfund Money on Hold for Federal Investigation

Allegations of misspent grant money have caused a federal investigation and Superfund Libby financing to clean up asbestos has been put on hold.

FDA Fast Tracks New Pleural Mesothelioma Drug

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to fast track SELLAS™ Life Sciences' new drug Galinpepimut-S to treat pleural mesothelioma

Phase II Trial for New Mesothelioma Treatment Opens to Patients

A Phase II clinical trial testing a new treatment for mesothelioma is now open to patients at Baylor College of Medicine Treatment Center.

Search the News:

Search the News

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


October 20, 2016
Heather Von St. James

Fall Mesothelioma Awareness: Kayaking 4 Meso

“I love fall...especially September, but for more reasons that just the cooler weather and leaves changing color. September is a month that is full off mesothelioma awareness and fundraising events all over the country!”