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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Listed Among States with Highest Rate of Mesothelioma

In a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were listed as two of the six U.S. states with the highest rate of mesothelioma cases across our nation.  Maine, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Washington were also included on the list.  The common link found between these states was their » Read More

Mesothelioma Lawsuits for Actors

Asbestos is primarily used in the construction and automotive industries; therefore, mesothelioma is most common to those working in these industries. However, new cases are being reported in other seemingly safe trades, like acting.  Actor Ed Lauter’s career spanned over 40 years, with credits in over 200 television shows such as Charlies’ Angels, ER, and » Read More

Mesothelioma Metastasis Along an Indwelling Pleural Catheter Tract Responds Well to Radiotherapy

The majority of patients with mesothelioma develop pleural effusions.  A pleural effusion is a medical condition in which excess fluid builds up in the pleural space, the space between the lungs and the chest cavity.  As the fluid accumulates, it presses on the lungs making it difficult for them to fully expand.  Symptoms associated with » Read More

Mesothelioma Cells and Malignant Tumors are Neutralized by Drug Used for Alcoholism

A new mesothelioma study has identified the FDA-approved drug disulfiram as a potential treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The drug is sold under the brand name Antabuse and is typically used to treat chronic alcoholism. Its effects have also been studied for other conditions including several forms of cancer, cocaine dependence, and the HIV virus. » Read More