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Mesothelioma Appreciation Day 2018: Thinking Back on the Previous Year

Every year on September 26, we stop to watch Mesothelioma Appreciation Day, a national occasion building support for the mesothelioma network, patients who are engaging the uncommon growth, and the majority of the work being done to fix the infection. On the current year’s Mesothelioma Appreciation Day, we’re glancing back […]

A Self evident Reality: Making the Asbestos Discussion Standard

From time to time, you get an email that makes you shout so anyone can hear. I got one of those messages half a month back, and I truly shouted when I read it. Greetings Heather,I am Soledad O’Brien’s official maker in Washington DC. We needed to complete a meeting […]

Remembering a Pioneer in Mesothelioma Care: David J. Sugarbaker, MD

In late August, David J. Sugarbaker, MD, a pioneer of mesothelioma treatment and research, a gifted surgeon, and an outstanding mentor, passed away from cancer at age 65. This was an unexpected shock for the entire mesothelioma community. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Sugarbaker for over 20 […]

EPA’s Actions May Repeat History with New Asbestos Rule

Since its inception in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been analyzing the societal and environmental impacts of asbestos. The agency has done its best to regulate the toxic mineral throughout the years, issuing a series of regulations and embarking on a failed attempt in the late 1980s to […]

Remembering Sean Sasser: The Real World Star’s AIDS Advocacy Halted by Mesothelioma

Sean Sasser came into public fame after appearing on one of the most popular seasons of The Real World: San Francisco in the early 1990s. Though not a cast member himself, Sasser’s relationship with castmate Pedro Zamora quickly became a highlight of the season. Both men had been diagnosed with […]

How to Identify Asbestos in Your Home

Life-threatening asbestos particles may be in your home if it was built before 1980. When inhaled, asbestos fibers cling to tissues around the lungs, heart, and abdomen causing inflammation and scarring that can lead to mesothelioma, a rare and deadly type of cancer. Despite the well-known hazards of asbestos exposure, […]

Immunotherapy vs. Chemotherapy

Immunotherapy and chemotherapy are both techniques used to treat cancer. The difference between each treatment option can be unclear; however, the main differentiating factor is the way in which these treatments target cancer. Chemotherapy uses drugs to target and kill fast-growing cells, and immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to […]

HIPEC Success Rate for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients

In recent years, mesothelioma survival rates have slowly been improving, thanks to advancements in diagnostic methods and new treatments. Peritoneal mesothelioma patients in particular have seen much improved survival rates, largely due to the success of a newer treatment called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy or HIPEC. For patients diagnosed at an […]

Donna Summer: The Disco Queen’s Legend Lives on After Death from Asbestos Cancer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, better known by her stage name Donna Summer, soared to fame in the 1970s, becoming widely known as the “Queen of Disco.” Her songs like “Bad Girls,” “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and countless other hits helped her become one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, […]

Fall 2018 Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Winner Darwin Arias

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is pleased to announce the winner of the Fall 2018 Scholarship, Darwin Arias. Darwin is set to begin his undergraduate career at Columbia University in the fall, with an interest in studying biology, neuroscience, or biochemistry. Throughout his academic career, Darwin has challenged himself to fill […]

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