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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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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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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 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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May 22 2020

J&J to Stop Sale of Talc Baby Powder-A Major Victory for US Consumers!

As reported on May 19 by Environmental Working Group (EWG) Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) will stop the sale of talc-based baby powder in the US and Canada. The announcement comes in the wake of thousands of lawsuits alleging asbestos ...

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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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Jan 24 2020

EWG Alert: Asbestos Found in Children's Makeup Kit!!

On January 16, 2020, Environmental Working Group released news of extremely high amounts of asbestos found in the eye shadow of a widely-sold children’s makeup kit. The “Princess Girl’s All-in-One Deluxe Makeup Palette” ...

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Jan 22 2020

FDA's Upcoming Hearing on Talc Testing Standards

On February 4, 2020 the FDA will hold the first public hearing on testing methodology for asbestos in talc and cosmetics since 1971. This follows a nationwide recall of Baby Power in October 2019 after federal regulators detected asbestos ...

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Jan 20 2020

Case Study Finds Talc Exposure Sole Cause of Meso

A first of its kind case study published in January’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, identified consumer talcum powder contaminated with asbestos as the signature cause of mesothelioma in 33 long-term users. Dr. Jacqueline ...

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Jan 17 2020

California State Assembly Passes the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act to Ban Asbestos and Other Dangerous Chemicals from Cosmetics

On January 14 the California State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic passed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, AB 495, to ban 13 toxic chemicals including asbestos, lead, mercury and formaldehyde from beauty and personal care products ...

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Jan 10 2020

New Mexico Sues Johnson & Johnson for False Advertising and Misleading the Public of the Dangers of Talc

Attorney general of New Mexico, Hector Balderas, announced in a press release on January 6 that he has filed suit on behalf of the state of New Mexico against Johnson & Johnson and three other corporations for wrongful marketing, sale and ...

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Dec 16 2019

Johnson & Johnson & Its Old Pal the FDA

Last week Reuters News published a new report as part of their continuing investigation into Johnson & Johnson revealing new details on how the corporate giant used its relationship with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to manipulate the ...

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Nov 19 2019

CBS Los Angeles: Veteran's Day Interview with Dr. Cameron and Larry Wilcox

This Veterans Day, CBS Los Angeles had Dr. Robert Cameron and Vietnam Vet and CHiPS television star Larry Wilcox on their Health Watch. Dr. Cameron detailed the high incidence of mesothelioma among veterans and his mission to help them combat this ...

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Nov 1 2019

Pacific Meso Center's 8th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma

This past Saturday (October 26th) the Pacific Meso Center’s 8 th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma took place at Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. Over $112,000 was raised to spread awareness and support PMC’s ...

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