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Genetic Factors in Mesothelioma

Researchers are discovering that certain genes can contribute to contracting mesothelioma, and other cancers as well.  In addition, genes can play a role in how well the body responds to chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Studies of Genes and Mesothelioma In a 2011 study that included research at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, researchers » Read More

The Psychological Effect of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Those that are diagnosed with this disease are often told there is little hope for a cure. As a result, mesothelioma patients have emotional needs that greatly differ from those diagnosed with other cancers. Researchers have identified several unique situational factors that » Read More

Mesothelioma and Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging is just one of the tools that doctors can rely on when attacking mesothelioma. First, it will help to diagnose the patient with mesothelioma. To achieve this, it may be used in conjunction with other modes such as blood tests. After diagnosis, it is often the most powerful tool in helping to detect » Read More

Trump Administration Changes to Asbestos Policy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with creating and maintaining the regulations and federal rules to protect our air, soil, and water. Further, they provide guidance under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the handling of hazardous materials. This means that while the TSCA is the law, the agency that oversees the law » Read More