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September 2012 Archives

9/26: National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2010, Congress established September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The day was established to make the public aware of the disease and its deadly consequences. More awareness should result in an increased effort to find effective treatments and a cure. Thousands of people die every year from lung...

9/11 First Responders Now Covered for Mesothelioma

In December 2010, Congress approved the Zadroga Act, which is designed to assist those who have become sick related to their work at the World Trade Center on 9/11. A $4.3 billion fund was established to assist the first responders who have since suffered debilitating illnesses. The problem with the...

Doctors Try New Mesothelioma Detection Technique

A new detection technique for the nearly always fatal condition mesothelioma, referred to as the Breath Print, has doctors excited. Thus far, the test has provided impressive results. A scientific advisor for Pacific Meso Center and surgeon at UCLA Medical Center has one of the few labs in the world...