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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May 18, 2015
Dr. Raphael Bueno

Clinical trials pave the way for successful mesothelioma treatments

“Clinical trials are critical to finding and advancing treatments for mesothelioma patients. Since its inception in 2002, the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been conducting a series of clinical trials to evaluate various treatment options for patients before, during and after surgery. At any given time, our experts within the IMP are conducting multiple treatment clinical/research trials—with some having lasted over a decade.”