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Researchers Test New Heated Intraoperative Chemotherapy Combination for Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers tested the efficacy of surgery and a heated intraoperative chemotherapy solution for pleural mesothelioma. Find the results at

Steam Pipe Explosion in NYC Raises Asbestos Concerns

Health concerns about asbestos exposure rise after steam pipe explosion in New York City left asbestos debris littering the streets. Read more details at

Metal-based Compound RAPTA-T Enhances Efficacy of Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma

A clinical trial found a new compound RAPTA-T improved the success of standard mesothelioma chemotherapy. Learn more at

Researchers Investigate the Potential for Air in the Pleural Cavity to Improve Early Detection

Researchers observed inserting a small amount of excess air into the pleural cavity can improve early detection of mesothelioma. Read more at

Researchers Explore Stem Cells for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Researchers at Stanford University discovered stem cells that could lead to a breakthrough for personalized cancer vaccines. Learn more at

Millions of Asbestos Fibers Found in Philadelphia Elementary Schools

The Philadelphia school district is under pressure to repair and remove asbestos from its schools out of concern for students’ and teachers’ health.

Could Keytruda and Chemotherapy Become New Standard of Care for Mesothelioma?

Researchers announce Keytruda and chemotherapy as the new standard of care for metastatic NSCLC, which could impact mesothelioma. Learn more at

Using Tumor Treating Fields with Chemotherapy to Treat Pleural Mesothelioma

A clinical trial is testing the efficacy of Tumor Treating electron fields with chemotherapy for pleural mesothelioma. Learn more at

New Flowchart Could Help Diagnose Pleural Mesothelioma Faster

A new flowchart developed by Tunisian researchers could help doctors diagnose pleural mesothelioma faster, giving patients a better chance of survival.

Johnson & Johnson and Rite Aid Face Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson and Rite Aid were named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging baby powder led to a woman’s mesothelioma. Read more at

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September 2018

ADAO Mesothelioma Awareness Month

“The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization's (ADAO) mission is to educate the public and medical community about asbestos-related diseases and preventing asbestos exposure, while supporting research that leads to early detection, prevention, and a cure. For more information, please visit the organization's website via the link below. ”

Starting point: Admiral’s Marina, Stillwater, NY

Kayaking for Meso

“Kayaking for Meso’s mission is to raise awareness about asbestos-caused mesothelioma and to raise money for research to fight this rare cancer. Monies raised will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). For more information, please visit Kayaking for Meso's website via the link below. ”