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News about the cancer industry, specifically about mesothelioma cancer.

International Asbestos Awareness Conference to Meet for 11th time in Washington, D.C.

Written on April 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm, by

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization will once again project the “Voice of the Victims” at the 11th annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference to be held April 17-19, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The three-day international conference features various presentation sessions related to the latest medical advancements, patient and caregiver advice, prevention, and advocacy, and brings in  Continue Reading »

Asbestos Awareness Week April 1-7, 2015

Written on April 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm, by

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization has declared a global asbestos awareness week throughout April 1-7, 2015. Many organizations support this initiative including the American Association for Justice. “This Asbestos Awareness Week, we honor and remember the countless lives lost to asbestos diseases, and we renew our commitment to seek justice and accountability from the corporations  Continue Reading »

FDA Entertains Usage of Common Lung Cancer Drug in Mesothelioma Treatment

Written on March 30, 2015 at 8:26 am, by

The Food and Drug Administration is entertaining the use of a drug commonly used to treat lung cancer, Opdivo, for use in the treatment of some qualifying mesothelioma patients. The current approval process in motion follows realization in the global medical community that Opdivo has proved to extend the lives of many patients suffering metastatic  Continue Reading »

Despite Dramatic Decline in Use, Asbestos Still Legal in U.S.

Written on May 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm, by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began its fight to ban asbestos-containing products beginning in 1971. The battle lasted all the way until 1990, with the EPA claiming a partial victory. Today’s strict regulations make it difficult for companies in the U.S. to use “harmful” levels of asbestos. However, according to the EPA, there are  Continue Reading »

Asbestos Production on the Rise in Developing Countries, Russia #1

Written on April 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm, by

It is estimated that 55 countries around the world have banned the use of asbestos. Others have imposed strict regulations and safety protocols on the use and eradication of the mineral. Still, at last count there were 193 independent countries on the planet, leaving 138 that have not imposed an all-out ban on asbestos. This  Continue Reading »