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Jan 18 2022

New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Unresectable Meso

The National Cancer Institute is currently recruiting malignant pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma patients for a phase I clinical trial aimed at patients unable to undergo surgery and who have not responded to standard first-line treatments for ...

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Nov 3 2021

Revolutionary Blood Test Can Detect 50 Types of Cancer Including Mesothelioma

The GRAIL Company in Menlo Park, California has introduced what it calls a first-of-a-kind multi-cancer early detection test called Galleri. Through advancements in genomics research and DNA sequencing, Galleri has the ability to detect more than 50 ...

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Oct 29 2021

New California Law Aims to Protect Surviving Families in Mesothelioma Cases

California has enacted an important legal change impacting the terminally ill, which includes mesothelioma patients, and their family members fighting for justice. Starting in January 2022, a new law will allow surviving family members to collect ...

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Sep 30 2021

Ramucirumab combined with Gemcitabine significantly improved overall survival

The Lancet Oncology recently published the results of a phase II clinical trial showing Gemcitabine used in line with the antibody Ramucirumab yielded better clinical outcomes for malignant pleural mesothelioma than Gemcitabine used alone. The study ...

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Aug 17 2021

Worthington & Caron Are Once Again Lead Sponsors of the 10th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma

Here it is! The 10 th annual Walk for Mesothelioma. That’s right, number 10! It is time again to help raise awareness about mesothelioma and remember those still fighting and those that fought valiantly against the disease. See the flyer below. ...

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Jun 24 2021

Novel Breath Test Predicts Clinical Response in Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Patients

The first-ever study using breath analysis has been shown to differentiate between responders and non-responders of the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab in mesothelioma patients. Thus, predicting the effectiveness in certain ...

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Jun 7 2021

EPP vs P/D: Conclusions are Reached in the Ongoing Debate

MD Anderson Cancer Center conducted a retrospective study comparing surgical outcomes and long-term survival of mesothelioma patients who underwent either the extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or the pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) over the last two ...

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May 26 2021

The Sounds of Summer with Voices of Classic Soul!

What : Soul Music. A kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music. Characterized by an emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery. Who : Voices of Classic Soul Music. A group made up of Joe Coleman, Joe ...

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Apr 28 2021

Los Angeles Jury Awards $4.8 Million in Mesothelioma Case Against Old Spice Talc Supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels

The Worthington & Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on April 15 and 16, 2021, a Los Angeles jury returned verdicts totaling $4.8 million in favor of our client Willie McNeal Jr. in a case entitled McNeal Jr. vs. Whittaker, Clark & ...

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Apr 26 2021

AI Tool Automating Tumor Measurement Has Potential to Streamline Mesothelioma Care

A prototype AI, created by Scottish medical imaging company Data Lab and The University of Glasgow, has been programmed to automatically identify and measure mesothelioma tumor volume in CT scans which are then used by trained AI to assess a ...

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Mar 8 2021

"We Got Married in a Fever!" The WALKING PHOENIXES: Virtual Johnny Cash Tribute Concert

Wow, if you missed the Walking Phoenixes Virtual Concert Birthday Bash of Johnny Cash & June Carter on February 26th, you missed something special. It was if they were playing right in your living room, which they were! You can watch a clip of ...

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Mar 5 2021

$50,000 Donation from Worthington & Caron

On February 26th, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), presented a Virtual Concert Birthday Bash of Johnny Cash & June Carter featuring a performance by Walking Phoenixes, a Los Angeles based Johnny Cash Tribute band that ...

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Feb 17 2021

WALKING PHOENIXES: A Virtual Concert Birthday Bash of Johnny Cash & June Carter!

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute is presenting a safe and exciting concert you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. The Virtual Concert Birthday Bash of Johnny Cash & June Carter features a performance by Walking Phoenixes, a ...

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Jan 19 2021

Statins May Increase Effectiveness in Immunotherapy Treatment for Mesothelioma

A December 2020 study revealed that high doses of statins (lipid-lowering medications) have a synergistic effect on PD-1 immunotherapy treatments yielding better clinical outcomes for pleural mesothelioma and advanced non-small cell lung cancer ...

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Nov 16 2020

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 9th Annual Walk/hike for Mesothelioma Raises Record High of $527,000

Yes, that’s correct! Even during these difficult times, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) raised a over $527,000 for mesothelioma research – a record! Worthington & Caron, P.C. again served as the lead sponsor of that event and ...

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Nov 4 2020

Nanotechnology Development to Treat Mesothelioma

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds are working to develop nano biomedical technologies in line with photothermal light to target the killing of mesothelioma and other cancers cells, while causing minimal damage ...

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Oct 23 2020

Findings from Recent Study Rebuke Notion that Chrysotile is "Safe" Asbestos

“Asbestos” is the generic designation given to six naturally occurring mineral fibers including the serpentine mineral, chrysotile, and the five amphibole minerals, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite, and tremolite. ...

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Oct 20 2020

Living with Asbestos in the Time of COVID

Corona virus presents an increased risk to those already suffering from a respiratory disease, persons with asbestos disease and mesothelioma are at a much higher risk for severe complications if exposed to COVID-19. NPR spoke with residents of Libby ...

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Sep 15 2020

Asbestos Workers at Higher Risk for COVID -19 Complications

Asbestos abatement workers have been essential long before the COVID -19 pandemic hit. Since then and the subsequent lockdown, many cities have been accelerating construction work due to the closures of many public spaces, and property owners are ...

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Aug 13 2020

Matching Pledge Offered for 9th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a matching pledge from an anonymous donor who owes his life to and is grateful and thankful to Dr. Robert Cameron. The ...

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Jul 30 2020

Pandemic Weaponized by Asbestos Companies to Delay/Deny Justice

For asbestos cancer patients who seek legal redress against asbestos companies, time is of the essence. An unexpected cancer diagnosis has produced an avalanche of out-of-pocket costs. For those who were working, a vital income stream has been cut ...

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Jul 22 2020

Register Now! For The 2020 Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

In October of 2012, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted their Inaugural 5k Walk to raise awareness about mesothelioma and to pay tribute to those who have fought the disease or are still fighting. Worthington & Caron, P.C. served as the lead ...

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Jul 8 2020

Chanel, Revlon, and L'Oreal Join Johnson & Johnson in Removing Talc from Products

Major cosmetic brands Chanel, Revlon, and L’Oreal are following suit with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and will stop the manufacture and sale of talc-based cosmetic products. J&J is party to thousands of lawsuits alleging that the ...

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Mar 12 2020

FDA Finds Asbestos in 20% of Cosmetic Talc Products Tested

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration began testing cosmetic talc products for asbestos contamination in late 2018 after independent testing of compact makeup powder marketed to young girls revealed the presence of asbestos. The FDA ...

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Feb 17 2020

FDA Holds Public Hearing-Stands Up to Cosmetic Talc Industry on Asbestos Testing Standards

On February 4, 2020, the FDA held a public hearing on testing methodology for asbestos in talc and cosmetics. This is the first time the FDA has held a public hearing on the matter for nearly 50 years. Since the 1970s, the US Occupational Health and ...

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