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Deadly clusters of mesothelioma are found throughout the world

There are many unfortunate consequences to the use of asbestos throughout the industrialized world. That there are so many unsuspecting victims is perhaps the greatest tragedy. Workers, their spouses and children, were unwittingly exposed to asbestos in the thousands of industrial uses where it was employed. Additionally, the long time...

Biomarker test shows promise with mesothelioma diagnosis

One of the most troubling aspects of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), is its long incubation period. Asbestos fibers can be inhaled, often in an industrial setting, construction or demolition jobsite or from mining of the mineral. It is brought deep into the lungs, where it settles. It works its way...

Celebrating United States Veterans

Happy Veterans Day! November 11 became the national holiday for Veterans in 1938. It originated as "Armistice Day" in 1919 (the first anniversary of World War I), and has quickly evolved into what we know it as today. Veterans Day is the perfect time to honor all American service members,...