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Jackie Clark

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The Importance of Cancer Research in Immunotherapy

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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Traveling with Cancer for the Holidays

Traveling with Cancer for the Holidays

For those who have mesothelioma, or any other form of cancer, spending the holidays with your family may feel more important than ever before. However, traveling to be with loved ones when you have or are recovering from cancer is more difficult than traveling when you’re healthy. Symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue that mesothelioma can bring can make traveling unpleasant, and more serious concerns can make it nearly impossible.

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Millennials and Mesothelioma

Millenials

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs that is usually associated with elderly people and those over a certain age, but the reality is actually a little bit more complicated than that. Although mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in the elderly, most people with the disease start develop twenty to thirty years before diagnosis. We often take for granted how many people understand the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, but not nearly as many people understand the link between asbestos and mesothelioma.

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A Cancer Moonshot Status Report

Microscope

With everyone’s focus on the upcoming election, some important news has been overlooked. Recently, Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference to give a progress report on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, an effort launched by President Obama during his 2016 State of the Union address with the goal of eliminating cancer.

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