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EPA’s Proposed Rule Could Allow Asbestos Use to Continue in the U.S.

Washington, DC - August 17, 2018

Despite an ongoing asbestos evaluation, the EPA recently suggested it might approve new uses of asbestos in manufacturing. Learn more at

Researchers Test New Heated Intraoperative Chemotherapy Combination for Pleural Mesothelioma

Houston, Texas - August 08, 2018

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

New York City, New York - July 24, 2018

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

Lausanne, Switzerland - July 17, 2018

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

Perth, Australia - July 10, 2018

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

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Researchers Explore Stem Cells for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Stanford, California - June 26, 2018

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 22, 2018

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?

Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 2018

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

Antwerp, Belgium - June 07, 2018

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

Tunis, Tunisia - May 29, 2018

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

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