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Preschoolers Exposed to Dangerous Amounts of Asbestos at the University of Montana

Missoula, Montana - February 11, 2019

Preschoolers in Montana were exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos for a long period of time, raising concerns from parents regarding asbestos cancer.

Immunotherapy Drug Avelumab Could Extend Survival for Patients with Unresectable Mesothelioma

Bethesda, Maryland - January 25, 2019

An early-phase clinical trial of immunotherapy drug avelumab extended mesothelioma patients’ life expectancy to 10 months or more. Read more at

DREAM Study Results Offer Hope for Mesothelioma Patients

Perth, Australia - November 15, 2018

The phase 2 DREAM immunotherapy study is showing promise for mesothelioma patients. Learn more about the study and how it impacted survival rates.

DOJ Rejects Duro Dyne’s Asbestos Trust Fund Representative

Newark, NJ - October 03, 2018

The Department of Justice is objecting to Duro Dyne’s appointment for its asbestos trust fund, citing several conflicts of interest.

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

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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

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

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