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Scientists Discover Possible Genetic Link for Mesothelioma in Young Adults

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 7/20/2017

Scientists Discover Possible Genetic Link for Mesothelioma in Young Adults

The link between a cancer diagnosis and one’s genetics has been an important aspect of research for years. Many think of the link in terms of hereditary cases, that is if a type of cancer runs in the family because of a certain gene mutation. But the role of genetics in cancer goes far beyond deciding a person’s inherited risk.

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Medical Marijuana for Cancer: What to Know

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 7/19/2017

Medical Marijuana for Cancer

Herbs and plants were the original treatments for many illnesses and injuries people faced. As such, cannabis or marijuana use dates back centuries. It popped up in Western medicine in the 19th century as a means of relieving pain, inflammation, and spasms.

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The Challenges of Research in Immunotherapy

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 6/16/2017

The Challenges of Research in Immunotherapy

Cancer research has made great advancements in recent years with emerging treatments like immunotherapy. Harnessing the immune system in different ways to better combat cancer has proven effective for a variety of cancer types, including mesothelioma. But there is still a lot of work ahead to truly understand how the treatment can be most effective.

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The Importance of Cancer Research in Immunotherapy

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 6/12/2017

The Importance of Cancer Research in Immunotherapy

Our immune system is a powerhouse that works hard constantly to protect the body from disease. In a fight against cancer, researchers have found great potential in harnessing and boosting the efforts of the immune system to attack the cancer cells. This treatment, known as immunotherapy, is still developing but has shown promise for a number of cancers already.

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Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 5/16/2017

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials

As the number of cancer diagnoses continues to rise, research is even more critical. In recent years, various programs and projects have been developed calling on researchers to work together to find new technologies, share data more easily, and develop much needed new diagnostic and treatment methods.

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week: Education and Advocacy for an Asbestos Ban

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 4/5/2017

Global Asbestos Awareness Week

Every day, it seems there are more stories in the news about asbestos exposure in various communities across the globe. It’s a lurking threat that won’t simply go away. Even though at least 58 countries have now banned the toxin, it’s still being used in about 70% of the world, including the United States.

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Asbestos Disposal: Is Recycling Asbestos an Option?

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 3/14/2017

Recycling Asbestos

Asbestos is a dangerous toxin that needs to be handled with the utmost care. If asbestos becomes damaged, the fibers can be inhaled and cause mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.

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How to Find Qualified Asbestos Abatement Contractors

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 3/7/2017

Asbestos Abatement Contractors

Asbestos had been widely used in construction for thousands of years. The mineral’s ability to effectively resist fire, as well as its overall durability, made it especially useful within many construction materials from tiles to roofing shingles. Homes and buildings built before 1990 are more likely to contain asbestos.

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Flu and Cancer: How Patients Can Avoid Influenza

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 1/26/2017

Flu and Cancer

For most people, influenza (the flu virus) is a simple chest infection that comes and goes without much fanfare. For cancer patients, however, the flu virus can be extremely dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have noted that individuals with cancer have a higher risk of complications if they catch the flu, including hospitalization and even death.

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Registered Nurse Tells Her Mother’s Mesothelioma Story

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 1/9/2017

Kathryn Frymoyer

“My mom was a very strong person,” Lora Frymoyer recently told the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. “Her name was Kathryn. Kitty is what she was called.”

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About Jackie

  • Joined MCA in 2009
  • Manages the MCA Advocate of the Month Program
  • Develops medical content and outreach initiatives
  • Specializes in alternative therapies, cancer support initiatives and social media campaigns

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