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Which Jobs are Most at Risk for Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous mineral that was commonly used in building material until it was banned in the 1970s over health concerns. Though extensive use of asbestos in building construction is no longer an issue, the risk of exposure is still very real. Undisturbed asbestos is not inherently dangerous, however, when the material is » Read More

What is a Biomarker?

The aggressive and malignant mesothelioma cancer, which has been closely associated with long-term exposure to asbestos, has been infamously difficult to diagnose during the early stages. Although there are certainly ways to diagnose mesothelioma, such as x-rays and CT scans, they often subject a patient to radiological tests, or cannot confirm the diagnosis without a » Read More

Firefighter Procedures Change Due to Mesothelioma Awareness

Many people may think that asbestos is a thing of the past. Although asbestos is no longer used in materials that are recently manufactured, that does not mean that the risk of mesothelioma has been wiped away in other types of professions, especially in firefighting. Firefighters are particularly susceptible to breathing in fibers of asbesto » Read More

Personalized Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma Patients

A team of researchers from the University of California are in the midst of conducting a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of personalized immunotherapy treatments. The trial targets individuals dealing with a multitude of advanced cancers. Researchers are using technology to identify unique traits in a patient’s body. Furthermore, the trial is using a » Read More

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