February 2012


The Staggering Cost of Cancer

Climbing Price Tag of Cancer Care Leaves Many Unable to Afford Survival

Insurance Company Sues Montana Over Libby Asbestos-Related Claims

The Omaha-based National Indemnity Company asked a judge to return asbestos payments that fell outside of the state's insurance policy

Advances in Cancer Care Mean Patients are Paying More

Though cancer treatment continues to improve and deaths have been declining since the 1990s, patients are being required to pay more in order to stay alive.

May Symposium will Feature Top Mesothelioma Experts

The 2nd Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma will include a long list of doctors and researchers

Meso Foundation Awards $500,000 in Research Grants

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation gave away $500,000 in hopes of accelerating studies and clinical trials to find new treatments for asbestos cancer

9/11 Panel May Add Cancer Coverage to the Zadroga Act

Currently, the Zadroga Act's Victim Compensation Fund excludes cancers seemingly linked with breathing 9/11-related toxins

Workers Accepted Asbestos at Non-Hazardous Dump Site

Reports say an inspection found asbestos tiles and other asbestos-containing materials at the site, a facility open to private citizens only

'Asbestos Warehouse' Collapses in India, At Least 20 Injured

Toxic Structure Caved During 'Tea Break'

Parents Concerned about Asbestos in NJ Elementary School

Many students will be temporarily relocated as workers remove asbestos from Redwood Elementary School in West Orange

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer Drug Avastin Fake

Top Cancer Drug Counterfeit in US, Missing Key Component Bevacizumab

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Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


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: ”