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Sep 26 2017

Worthington & Caron, PC to Sponsor 7th International Mesothelioma Symposium

Worthington & Caron, PC is proud to be lead sponsor of the The 7th International Mesothelioma Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma where international experts will meet to discuss the latest treatment options for ...

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Jul 29 2016

4th Annual Greatest Escape Motorcycle Rally Revs Up Funding for Meso Research

On Sunday, July 24, over 150 riders participated in the 4 th Annual Greatest Escape Motorcycle Rally for Mesothelioma Research. Worthington & Caron was proud to once again serve as lead sponsor and participate in this one-of-a-kind motorcycle ...

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Jun 24 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Surprised with Asbestos Removal

Imagine the scenario: You’re in university housing, and you notice contractors start to remove asbestos from the building. What do you do? This is exactly what happened to a graduate student living in the university housing at the University of ...

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May 6 2016

Can Iron Removal Reduce Mesothelioma Risk?

A new study by Japanese researches shows that there may be a new way to help reduce the risk of developing deadly malignant mesothelioma after asbestos exposure. In the experiment, the researchers exposed rats to asbestos, presenting a pre-cancerous ...

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Apr 22 2016

New Live Bacterium Immunotherapy May Improve MPM Response Rate

A new study is using immunotherapy with live bacterium along with chemotherapy to help treat malignant pleural mesothelioma. The testing shows over 90% disease control and 59% response rate. The trial was presented yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland at ...

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Apr 4 2016

Despite Dangers, Asbestos Still Legal in United States

For many years, the dangers of asbestos exposure have been known by regulators, as well as the general public. Unfortunately, they have not been enough for the United States to ban manufacturers from using asbestos in their products. The potential ...

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Jan 5 2016

Giving Mesothelioma Patients Hope this New Year

Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma ? Are you dealing with the financial, physical, and emotional struggles that come along with mesothelioma? At Worthington & Caron, we have dedicated our practice to helping individuals who have been ...

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Sep 30 2015

Bigger & Better than Ever! Over $100,000 raised for Mesothelioma Research at Pacific Meso Center's 4th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso

Pacific Mesothelioma Center’s 4 th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso took place this past Sunday, September 27, as part of Mesothelioma Awareness Weekend. The hike once again took place at the iconic old Hollywood saloon town of Paramount Ranch in ...

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Aug 13 2015

Mark Your Calendars! Register for PMC's 4th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso and Get Fundraising!

Worthington & Caron is pleased to announce that it will again serve as lead sponsor for the 4th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso on September 27 th, 2015 at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The scenic walk/hike route is family and dog friendly, ...

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Mar 26 2015

Meso Web-Surfers: Beware of Hidden Rocks

Dozens of websites would have you believe that they are in some official capacity associated with a doctor. They suggest that by filling out a form, they will arrange to set up an appointment for you with a well-known and respected doctor. By so ...

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Mar 23 2015

New Asbestos Bills Before Congress, but will Meaningful Legislature Finally be Passed?

A new bill has been introduced to congress this week which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to re -consider a ban on asbestos, and many other toxic chemicals that have been found to cause cancer, developmental disorders, ...

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Feb 13 2015

The Truth Behind the FACT Act

Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, a non-profit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank based in D.C., shared some facts regarding the so-called “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act” (FACT Act) in an article ...

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Jan 17 2015

The Motorship Reports: 85% of New Ships Still Contain Asbestos

The Motorship, a website that provides insight for marine technology professionals, reports that 85% of new ships still contain asbestos. The good news is that due to tightening restrictions within the shipping industry, that number will be going ...

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Nov 20 2014

WR Grace Exits Bankruptcy After 13 Years, Was it Worth the Wait? You Decide

After ducking asbestos claims for 13 years, W.R. Grace in February of this year finally emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. W.R. Grace was one of the worst polluters on Earth. At the time they filed, they were facing over 100,000 personal injury and ...

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Nov 3 2014

Promising Clinical Data on VS-6063 for the Treatment of Mesothelioma Presented at the 2014 iMig Conference

On October 24, 2014, at the iMig ( International Mesothelioma Interest Group ) Conference, Professor Raphael Bueno, M.D., Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), presented preliminary data on Verastem, Inc.’s ...

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May 8 2014

Another Successful Event Helping Raise Meso Awareness

Dana Point, CA. Mercy, mercy, mercy. What a day! The 8th annual Dana Point Grand Prix remained the premier event of the year, attended by thousands of cheering fans. Over 900 racers competed as well as over 425 youngsters in the action packed kids ...

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Apr 11 2014

Help Raise Money for Mesothelioma Research with an Exotic Mediterranean Feast & Cabaret Show!

Please join The Pacific Meso Center Saturday, May 3 at Byblos Mediterranean Restaurant in Westwood, California for an evening of delicious food, belly dancing and prizes to help raise money for mesothelioma research. The evening will be hosted by ...

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Apr 8 2014

Monitoring Mesothelin Levels in Those Exposed to Asbestos Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

Cancer Researchers have long been searching for indicators that could hold the key to diagnosing mesothelioma at an early stage. Mesothelioma has a long latency period with initial asbestos exposures which occurred 20 to sometimes 50 years before the ...

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Mar 28 2014

Laparoscopic Cytoreductive Surgery Followed by HIPEC Offers Patients with Peritoneal Mesothelioma Shorter Recovery Time with Fewer Complications

The standard treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma patients eligible for surgery is cytoreductive surgery (CRS) followed immediately by heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Traditional surgery involves a large incision made in the abdomen in ...

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Feb 13 2014

Paclitaxel Nanoparticles to Treat Late Stage Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A group of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Boston University are trying to find a better treatment for late-stage peritoneal mesothelioma. The group is developing a method to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells with ...

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Jan 3 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules That Asbestos Disease Claims Can Be Maintained Against Former Employers

We are pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision in favor of our clients, the heirs and estate of John “Jack” Tooey. From 1964 to 1982, Mr. Tooey worked as an industrial salesman for Ferro ...

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Dec 20 2013

Worthington Supports Innovative Stem Cell Therapy Initiative for Mesothelioma. Donates $100,000 to Pacific Meso Center

Roger Worthington of Worthington & Caron, PC announced today he is donating $100,000 to the Pacific Meso Center (PMC) in Los Angeles, California to help continue their research on the use of modified stem cells to treat patients stricken with ...

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Dec 9 2013

Online Petition Now Available to Establish the "Elmo Zumwalt Mesothelioma Treatment & Research Center" - Please Sign Now!

In our Veteran’s Day " Call to Arms " post, we addressed the Federal Government’s failure to adequately care for veterans diagnosed with service-related mesothelioma, who account for one-third of Americans who get this deadly ...

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Nov 14 2013

Asbestos Industry-Backed FACT Act Passed by House GOP's-But Not Likely to Go Any Further

US News reports that on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the House approved House Resolution 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act) in a vote 221-199. The FACT Act is part of a national campaign being led by the American ...

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Sep 26 2013

The Greatest Escape Shows Anything's Possible

Los Angeles, CA. Riding a motorcycle with a throng of true believers from Marina Del Ray on a sunny Sunday afternoon through Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu without stopping at a single intersection -- impossible. Right? Wrong! It is possible ...

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