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New Study on Palliative Care for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

A new study shows palliative care should be considered to relieve suffering in all disease stages of mesothelioma cancer, not just at the end of life.

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Tennessee State Senator Has Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure

Former Tennessee State Senator Ray Albright was exposed to asbestos four decades ago, and now he is struggling with mesothelioma cancer as a result.

New Study: Asbestos Exposure on Commercial Ships

A new study <em>Inhalation Toxicology</em> looks at the health risks of asbestos exposure on commercial ships. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Discovered During Stratford Highway Project

The Connecticut State Department of Transportation has announced that asbestos was discovered during the Exit 33 highway construction.

Atezolizumab Approved for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab has been approved for use with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients.

Amazon and Microsoft Helping the National Cancer Institute Moonshot Initiative

Amazon and Microsoft have teamed up with the National Cancer Institute to develop a repository for genome data. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Kootenai Business Park Wants Out of Libby Asbestos Superfund Listing

Kootenai Business Park has made two big steps toward getting delisted from the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site.

West Virginia University Receiving $730,000 for Cancer Moonshot Program

West Virginia University will receive $730,000 as part of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

At Least 90 University of Maryland Buildings Found to Contain Asbestos

Ninety buildings at the University of Maryland have tested positive for asbestos, including five that are classified as hazardous to the public.

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Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


December 05, 2016
Emily Walsh

House Passes 21st Century Cures Act to Fund Cancer Moonshot and More

“On November 30, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of legislation that would improve funding and requirements for medical research related to cancer and other medical diseases and conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, opioid addiction, and more.”