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Oct 30 2017

Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 6th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso Surpasses its Goal and Raises Over $150,000 for Mesothelioma Research!

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted the 6 th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event is highly anticipated in the local meso community and continues to attract more people every year. The weather ...

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Jul 10 2017

Recent Study Assessing Asbestos Fiber Burden in Human Lungs Provides New Insights into the Chrysotile Debate

A new German study published in the European Respiratory Journal sought to determine if the fiber burden in the lungs of persons exposed to asbestos decreased over time. Researchers found that the passage of time from a person’s last exposure ...

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Jun 15 2017

Pacific Meso Center's 5th Annual "Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride Raises Funds and Awareness for Mesothelioma Research

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S., June 14, 2017 / The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) held its 5 th annual “Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, June 4. The ride, inspired by The ...

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Dec 16 2016

Study Shows That New Treatment Method May Dramatically Increase the Lifespan of Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Maryland Medical System, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania and the Hospital of the University of ...

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Nov 15 2016

An Aspirin a Day May Keep Mesothelioma Away

A recent study reveals that taking an aspirin every day may be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of mesothelioma in persons exposed to asbestos. The Facts Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos affecting over ...

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Oct 18 2016

Tumor Grade and Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survival

A new study published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology highlights the value between tumor grading in peritoneal mesothelioma and prognosis. Tumor grade is different from mesothelioma tumor stage, which refers to the size or reach of the ...

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Sep 16 2016

No Relation Between Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Subtype

University of Western Australia researchers recently completed a 50-year review, originally published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, where they compared the differences in asbestos exposure histories between biphasic, epithelioid, and ...

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Jun 30 2016

Activin A Can Be a New Biomarker for Mesothelioma

A team of cancer specialists from Hungary, Austria, Australia, and Switzerland conducted a recent study and believe they have found a new and helpful malignant pleural mesothelioma biomarker. The specialists recently published their findings in the ...

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Jun 16 2016

Does Surgery for Mesothelioma Improve Quality of Life?

When it comes to mesothelioma, surgery could be a helpful option to prolong the life of the patient. However, there are a number of patients who may undergo surgery because they believe it will impact their quality of life. This is an interesting ...

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May 24 2016

Earlier, Accurate Detection of Mesothelioma with New Testing?

According to a new report, pathologists from France and Canada believe they have been able to identify two test that would help distinguish between malignant mesothelioma and a benign growth on the mesothelial membrane. If these tests do work, it ...

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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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Mar 15 2016

Research on Genetic Basis of Mesothelioma Opens Door for Better Treatment

Could there be a new study that opens the door for more effective and better treatment options for mesothelioma patients? Researchers have conducted a new study that promotes the assistance of characterizing mutational profiles and the genetic ...

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Feb 24 2016

Can a Combination of Drugs Help Cure Mesothelioma?

At Worthington & Caron, we know that patients diagnosed with mesothelioma are facing the most difficult times of their lives. They may have countless questions regarding what their medical and legal options are. While many people are wary of ...

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Jan 12 2016

Cryotherapy an Option for Mesothelioma Treatment?

For patients dealing with mesothelioma, they are often left wondering what treatment options they have. There are not many. It leaves those suffering from asbestos-cancer with concerns regarding their future. It’s understandable, but there may ...

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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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Sep 8 2015

A Look at Occurrences of Mesothelioma in Patients 40 and Younger

Mesothelioma is commonly understood to be a disease that develops later in life due to its long latency period. Although not as prevalent, persons 40 years old and younger are diagnosed with mesothelioma. This is because it can take as little as 10 ...

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Jul 31 2015

3rd Annual Greatest Escape Motorcycle Rally for Meso Reaches New Heights!!

Harleys, Triumphs, BMWs, and at least one Honda were lined up, revved up and raring to head out from Glendale Harley Davidson on Sunday, July 26. In prior years, the route had taken riders up Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. This year’s ...

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Jul 22 2015

Aspirin May Help Delay and Reduce the Development of Mesothelioma

We’ve all heard of taking aspirin if you have a headache, or a fever, or perhaps even to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Now, with the results of new research published in the journal Cell Death and Disease, you might now take ...

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Jan 29 2014

Recent Advances in Mesothelioma Research Target Proteins within the Body

Science Daily reported on two recently published studies which both focus on therapies for mesothelioma that target the protein p53 within the body. P53 is responsible for regulating cell growth and the repair of damaged cells, but becomes inactive ...

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Jan 16 2014

OSHA Issues New Asbestos Fact Sheet

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new Asbestos Fact Sheet at the urging of Linda Reinstein, President, CEO and Co-Founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). On July 22, 2013 Linda met with Dr. ...

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Oct 11 2013

Lowering Copper Levels in Mesothelioma May Make Standard Treatments More Effective

Researchers at Western Australia’s Curtin University have found promising data to suggest that lowering the amount of copper in the body will improve a patient’s response to treatment for mesothelioma. In previous studies, decreasing the ...

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Aug 1 2013

Australian Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Announces Clinical Trial for New Mesothelioma Drug

The Australian Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) has announced a clinical trial for a newly developed drug therapy in the treatment of mesothelioma. Researchers at the ADRI conducted a three year study focused on the genetic characteristics ...

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Jul 15 2013

Pacific Meso Center's Meet the Expert Series Presents ADAO President and Co-Founder, Linda Reinstein

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Linda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) President/CEO and Co-Founder, will be presenting Ban Asbestos Struggle: From our Homes to the Hill, at 11am PDT as part of Pacific Meso Center ’s (PMC) ...

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Jun 3 2013

Improper Renovations Involving Asbestos Expose Local Population

Our office is located in the historic downtown district of San Pedro, California and is home to some very beautiful and very old architecture. It was exciting a few days ago to notice new activity taking place a few doors down at the historic, ...

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