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Who is at Risk for Mesothelioma


Philadelphia and South Jersey workers experience higher than national averages for pleural mesothelioma. This is because of the numerous manufacturing facilities, shipyards, and older construction projects in the region. Most workers in these industries already know that they are at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Research shows there is also a risk to » Read More

New Report May Fuel Debate on Surgery


Mesothelioma is a deadly type of cancer that affects the lining, or pleura of the lung. When the cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, many patients who are in otherwise good health may be offered lung surgery as an option to improve their longevity and quality of life. The two most common surgeries have » Read More

Misconceptions Regarding Asbestos Exposure in the U.S.


This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the banning of asbestos fibers in fireplaces and wall patching compounds by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Just four years earlier, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had banned the spray application of the same. Twelve years after the CPSC ban, the EPA went further and banned many » Read More

Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Important Update on Keytruda


Pembrolizumab, a drug that helps destroy cancer cells by working with the immune system, has been fully approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is very good news for mesothelioma patients because clinical trials of the immunotherapy drug, marketed as Keytruda by Merck & Company, have shown considerable promise. One patient, » Read More

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