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Tennessee State Senator Has Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure

Chattanooga, TN - November 22, 2016

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

Bend, OR - November 16, 2016

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

Stratford, CT - November 11, 2016

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

San Francisco, CA - November 08, 2016

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

Washington, D.C. - November 04, 2016

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

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Kootenai Business Park Wants Out of Libby Asbestos Superfund Listing

Libby, Montana - November 01, 2016

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

Morgantown, West Virginia - October 26, 2016

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

College Park, Maryland - October 20, 2016

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

Asbestos Insulation Linked to Increase in Australian Mesothelioma Cases

Canberra, Australia - October 18, 2016

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has seen an increase in mesothelioma cases, and a new study shows it might be linked to asbestos insulation.

New Study Shows DNA Screening Can Help With Mesothelioma Treatment

Essen, Germany - October 13, 2016

Recently published results from a clinical trial show DNA screening may help doctors more effectively treat mesothelioma patients using chemotherapy.

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