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Swiss study on trimodal therapy for mesothelioma

A study out of Switzerland looked the long-term survival of mesothelioma patients who received trimodal therapy and concluded the procedure had mixed results. The patients given trimodal therapy did significantly better in the short-term than those in the palliative care group of the study. However, the five-year survival rate...

Elderly Diagnosed with Mesothelioma Should File a Claim ASAP

Older individuals who have developed Mesothelioma should not ignore the possibility of receiving some compensation for their disease. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This cancer often leads to the deaths of those who develop it. The asbestos exposure occurred over a wide range of industries...

Do Cancer Cells Communicate?

Cancer cells apparently "communicate" and work together to defend themselves from cancer treatments like chemotherapy, and research published in the journal Trends in Microbiology suggest disrupting that communication could lead to successful treatments. Cancers, like Mesothelioma prove difficult to treat and stop because they are frequently aggressive and resistant to...

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...