Australian Capital Territory Government Buys Back Asbestos-Ridden Homes Without Secured Loan

The Australian Capital Territory bought back 19 "Mr. Fluffy" asbestos-ridden homes before the ACT and Commonwealth $1 billion loan was signed.

Traces of Asbestos Found During Nevada's I-11 Route Construction

Naturally occurring asbestos was discovered near Las Vegas, Nevada during work on the new I-11 Interstate, which will be costly to remove.

FDA Grants AstraZeneca's Tremelimumab Orphan Drug Status for Mesothelioma

AstraZeneca's tremelimumab (anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody) has received Orphan Drug status from the FDA for treating malignant mesothelioma.

University of Buffalo Renovations Delayed Due To Asbestos

University of Buffalo's "Heart of Campus" renovations will not begin until June due to asbestos found in its Capen Hall.

Asbestos Discovered in New York City's Mayoral Residence

Asbestos was found in the roof of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's residence at Gracie Mansion and will undergo abatement for $250,000.

Asbestos Costs Cause Developers to Break Missoula Mercantile Contract

Additional asbestos found in downtown Missoula Mercantile building has ended deal between Octagon Capital Partners and ZillaState Reality.

Unsafe Asbestos Removal Delays Demolition at Former Beech-Nut Factory

Unsafe asbestos abatement and its related costs bring construction to a halt at a former Beech-Nut plant in Canajoharie, NY.

Will Costs Stop A School From Removing Its Asbestos?

Oak View Elementary School's asbestos abatement shot down in a vote by the District's Trustees due to concerns about cost.

Toxic Chemicals Reform Bill Proposed to Better Protect Against Dangerous Toxins

Senators Boxer and Markey propose the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act with ADAO backing.

Can Opdivo Drug Be Good News for Mesothelioma Patients?

Expanded approved use of new lung cancer drug Opdivo could give malignant pleural mesothelioma patients hope.

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April 17, 2015
David Haas

Catching Up and Looking Forward with Inaugural Scholarship Recipient Olivia Current

“The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance recently caught up with Olivia Current, a four-year Acute Myeloid Leukemia survivor and the first recipient of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship. Since her diagnosis at age 16, Olivia has been beating the odds and looking forward to her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse. In the future, Olivia hopes to inspire, encourage, and heal other sick children. Here’s what Olivia had to say: ”