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Researchers Discover New Marker to Detect Epithelioid Mesothelioma

A new clinical trial observed a novel immunohistochemical marker that can differentiate epithelioid mesothelioma from lung adenocarcinoma. Learn more at

Clinical Trial Tests Novel Chemotherapy Treatment on Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients

European researchers are testing an aerosol chemotherapy treatment called PIPAC on peritoneal mesothelioma patients. Learn more about the novel study at

USGS Develops Asbestos Detection Tool for Vermiculite Insulation

Since much of the vermiculite insulation produced from Libby, Montana, contains dangerous asbestos, USGS scientists created a new tool to better detect the toxin. Learn more at

Combination Immunotherapy Treatment Looks Promising for Mesothelioma

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered a promising combination immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma. Learn about the clinical trial at

Johnson & Johnson Faces $117 Million Verdict in First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss

New Jersey jury found Johnson & Johnson guilty in first asbestos talcum powder lawsuit loss, resulting in a $117 million verdict. Read about the case at

Johnson & Johnson Loses First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson lost its first asbestos talcum powder lawsuit with a $37 million verdict. Read about the case at

Discovery of Possible New Organ Could Impact How Cancer Is Diagnosed and Treated

Researchers suggest a possible new organ in the body that could have a significant impact on how we diagnose and treat cancer. Learn more about the study at

President’s Cancer Panel Announces Plan to Maximize Value and Cost of Cancer Drugs

The President’s Cancer Panel released their latest report around the value and affordability of the latest cancer drugs. The panel identified pain points and potential solutions to improve the cost of treatment.

New Investigation Finds Asbestos in Claire’s Products as They File for Bankruptcy

Claire’s Stores, Inc. filed for bankruptcy, with many wondering if new tests that found asbestos in its makeup products contributed to the store’s downfall. Read more at

New Documentary Shines Light on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

After their grandmother’s death from mesothelioma, two cousins decided to create a documentary to raise awareness on the disease. Learn more at

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