The Philadelphia mesothelioma attorneys at the law firm of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler are pleased to report that a new treatment using a combination of drugs and gene therapy may prove promising for those individuals suffering from the rare but devastating cancer disease of mesothelioma. Our mesothelioma law firm remains committed to keeping up to date on all the latest research and information that would benefit mesothelioma patients and their families.
Australia is known to have one of the highest incidences of mesothelioma in the world. Typically, the people diagnosed with mesothelioma in Australia were those who worked in the Australian mines and in the construction and shipbuilding industries. However, recently, a new population has been determined to be at great risk. It is those individuals who are employed in the home renovation service industry such as electricians or other tradesmen as well as homeowners themselves who have decided to take on their own home renovation projects.
Not only are home renovators or do-it-yourselfers at risk. All other adult and child family members in the home are also at risk of asbestos exposure when the asbestos fibers become airborne. Women can also be exposed if they handle and wash the clothing that is worn during the renovations. Despite the existing ban on asbestos, the peak incidence for mesothelioma cases in Australia is projected to reach its height by 2020. Foreseeing this growing problem, a group of Australian scientists decided to investigate and develop a new approach to treating this dreadful cancer.
A research team at Flinders University in Australia led by Associate Professor Sonja Klebe has focused their work on studying particular elements that enable a mesothelioma tumor to flourish. Their new developed therapy is specifically being tested to block two particular proteins that help a mesothelioma tumor to grow. One of the proteins is considered a growth factor and the other is a channel protein. Blocking these proteins can help delay tumor growth and interrupt the process that enables blood vessels to supply essential nutrients to the tumor.
According to the researchers, they know that individually blocking these proteins is beneficial in slowing the progression of the disease but there is no information as to how mesothelioma tumors respond when you block these proteins simultaneously. The researchers hope that their novel treatment may also help clinicians calculate more accurate survival rates and life expectancy. So far, the researchers have seen improved survival rates during their initial testing on animals.
If you or someone you love has suffered asbestos exposure and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis or any other asbestos-related disease, we encourage you to contact the Philadelphia mesothelioma attorneys at the law firm of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler to determine what legal rights and options are available to you. The most effective means to ensure that you can obtain the best medical care possible and to ease the financial burden of accumulating medical expenses may be to file a mesothelioma claim with the help of a seasoned mesothelioma attorney. Our goal is to secure you the proper and just compensation to which you deserve and to hold any and all negligent parties responsible for your pain and suffering.
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