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New research suggests mesothelioma cells may be killed quicker

We frequently write about the challenges that mesothelioma patients face. This condition can be painful, debilitating and even fatal. Thankfully, certain treatments can improve the prognosis of certain patients diagnosed with mesothelioma. For example, some patients benefit from drug therapies, others from surgery, others from chemotherapy and others may benefit from a combination of these treatments.

Recently, international researchers determined that combining a certain compound with a specific immunosuppressant may help to make chemotherapy more successful for mesothelioma patients in particular. Their conclusions are based on lab tests and have yet to be confirmed in human patients. However, the research is promising and is therefore worth noting.

A brief history of asbestos and mesothelioma

Asbestos is a mineral that has a long, long history of use that dates back as far as ancient Greece. However, the use of asbestos expanded immensely after the Industrial Revolution, and in the ensuing decades, the risk of asbestos exposure, which can cause mesothelioma, rose exponentially.

Shipyards, boiler rooms, oil refineries, chemical plants, even schools -- these are all places where the human carcinogen asbestos could be found. Initially, asbestos was used to insulate things like ovens, pipes and boilers, but eventually manufacturers began utilizing asbestos in products such as cement, roofing shingles, plaster, ceiling tiles and joint compounds.

Mesothelioma Inspiration: Be Gentle with Yourself

the-best.jpgIf you have been diagnosed with a cancer like mesothelioma, normal activities and routines can seem like daunting tasks. It can be easy to become overwhelmed over little things that once seemed so easy, but do not become frustrated with yourself -- you are doing the best you can. 

Elder Abuse and Military Veterans

Our veterans have been through so much for our country, you would think they would be honored and celebrated by every single U.S. citizen. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Many companies and individuals target elderly veterans for abuse and scams, rather than celebration.

Mesothelioma Inspiration: Live for Now

now.jpgSometimes, victims who have been diagnosed with a disease like mesothelioma cannot help but think back on the past and worry about the future. They forget to enjoy each day, embrace each moment, and live for "now," often letting life pass them by.

Brayton Purcell Supports Marin Advocates for Children

We support many different types of non-profit organizations here at Brayton Purcell. You might remember back in April when we sponsored and volunteered at three very different events- from abandoned animals to the developmentally disabled, to foster youth, Brayton Purcell is here to fight for the rights and show our support for the Marin County community and beyond.

Ann Alber Named Brayton Purcell Employee of the Month

One of the best parts about working at Brayton Purcell, L.L.P. is all of the amazing people you get to work with. All dedicated, motivated, and inspired individuals, our staff of over 200 is  truly something special.

Mesothelioma Inspiration: Free to Chase Your Dreams

freedom.jpgAs we celebrate our country's Indepence Day this year, Brayton Purcell would like to take a moment to recognize all of the United States Military veterans who have fought so hard for our freedom. Not only did they risk their lives in enemy combat, many veterans suffered prolonged asbestos exposure and are the victims of asbestos-related diseases today.


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