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Illegal asbestos disposal gets 10-year sentence for contractor

Convicted Illinois contractor Duane "Butch" O'Malley was sentenced to a 10-year prison term and fined for his role in the ...

In wake of asbestos loan, a renewed call for global ban

In the wake of the announcement by the Quebec government that it will lend $58 million to an asbestos producer ...

Serum levels may indicate survival advantage in some mesothelioma patients

Blood levels of serum C-Reactive Protein (CRP) may indicate whether a pleural mesothelioma patient is more or less likely to ...
Tags: Medical

Judge sentences contractors who left asbestos trail in public schools

Two Massachusetts asbestos contractors who never registered with the state and ran their business out of their home pleaded guilty ...
Tags: Legal, General

British journal details latest in immunotherapy for mesothelioma

Clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute show that three therapeutic vaccines may hold promise for the treatment of ...
Tags: Medical

FDA grants incentives for development of promising new treatment for mesothelioma

A new anti-cancer drug developed by Bayer healthcare has been granted “orphan drug status” by federal regulators, the third such ...

Researchers say taconite’s link to high rates of mesothelioma may be hard to prove

A nearly $5 million study of taconite miners in Minnesota’s Iron Range may never prove a link between high rates ...

Researchers say optical imaging can track mesothelioma progression in mice

A new optical imaging technique may help track the progress of mesothelioma tumors, research studies indicate. Scientists at the University ...
Tags: Medical

Annual mesothelioma symposium includes plea for more research funding

At an annual mesothelioma symposium in Washington, D.C., health advocates representing victims of the deadly disease and their families asked ...

Emerson College settles complaint that contractor mishandled asbestos during renovation

Emerson College and a Massachusetts construction company will each pay $250,000 to settle a complaint that a demolition project at ...