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May 20 2022

Tazemetostat Proves Effective in Treatment of Mesothelioma with BAP1 Mutation

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have published promising results of a phase 2 clinical trial for patients with pleural mesothelioma found to have a BAP1 genetic mutation. According to the researchers, the BAP1 mutation is ...

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May 19 2022

Johnson & Johnson's Bankruptcy Plan to be Reviewed by Appellate Court

A Federal Appeals Court will revisit the controversial ruling allowing Johnson & Johnson to use the Texas Two-Step tactic to transfer individual talc lawsuits to mass bankruptcy claims. In February, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge sided with ...

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May 12 2022

Johnson & Johnson Rejects Vote to Stop Selling Talc

Johnson & Johnson voted against a proposal to end sales of its talc-based baby powder globally at its annual shareholder meeting on April 28, 2022. The company stopped selling talc-based baby powder in the US and Canada in 2020 after an ...

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May 12 2022

Mark Your Calendars! Time to Register for Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 11th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma!

The Pacific Meso Center’s 11th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma is coming up! The walk will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022. You can either join other walkers at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin Hills or choose to participate virtually with ...

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May 9 2022

BAP1 Genetic Mutation in Mesothelioma Warrants New Treatment Approaches

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center has published novel research on the BAP1 genetic mutation found in an estimated 10% of patients with mesothelioma with the goal of better understanding the unique traits of carriers of the mutation. Michele ...

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May 6 2022

Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy is Associated with Longer Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers in the U.K. have published a systemic review analyzing 598 pleural mesothelioma patients that have undergone hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (“HITHOC”) immediately following surgery in the hopes of eradicating ...

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May 6 2022

Chlorine Industry Opposes EPA Proposal to Ban Chrysotile Asbestos

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency under the Biden Administration announced a landmark proposal to ban the use, manufacture and import of Chrysotile asbestos in the United States, a move long coming since the US halted production of the ...

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Apr 29 2022

Tackling the Asbestos that Lingers Behind in Buildings

Despite the recent EPA proposed ban on the use, manufacture and import of Chrysotile asbestos, the U.S. still faces the ongoing crisis of confronting the asbestos that remains in public buildings and homes. Also known as “legacy” ...

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Apr 28 2022

Johnson & Johnson Shareholders to Vote to End Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide

Johnson & Johnson is being forced into a shareholder vote today, Thursday, April 28, at its 2022 Annual Shareholder meeting to end all sales of its talc-based baby powder globally. The company ceased sales of the product in the US and Canada in ...

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Apr 28 2022

Must-See HBO Documentary Series Features Asbestos in Cosmetics

HBO’s new documentary series, Not So Pretty, takes a critical investigative look at the beauty industry and the numerous health risks associated with certain cosmetics products. The first episode, “Makeup,” highlights the hidden ...

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Apr 26 2022

7th Annual Greatest Escape Motorcycle Generates over $45,000 for Research!

On Saturday, April 16 th, over 100 riders took part in the 7 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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Apr 19 2022

EPA Proposes Banning Chrysotile Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed banning the use, manufacture and import of Chrysotile asbestos, the most ubiquitous type of asbestos. The landmark proposal intending to restrict asbestos, signals the first time the federal ...

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Mar 16 2022

Johnson & Johnson's Controversial Prison Experiments Revealed

Unsealed documents from more than 50 years ago, reveal that Johnson & Johnson funded experiments on prison inmates to examine the effects of talc. Bloomberg News reports that J&J’s involvement in these controversial talc studies was not ...

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Feb 21 2022

Senator Durbin Blasts Johnson & Johnson's Bankruptcy Plan

Speaking from the U.S. Senate floor on February 15, Sen. Dick Durbin condemned Johnson & Johnson’s controversial bankruptcy strategy, which he labeled “shameful and indefensible”, to limit their massive legal liability to ...

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Feb 21 2022

Johnson & Johnsons Plan to Limit Compensation to Talc Plaintiffs Revealed

Once again leading the charge, Reuters issued a special report detailing the bombshell story of how Johnson & Johnson strategized the plan to limit compensation to asbestos talc victims. Back in 2018, Reuters published an investigative report ...

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Jan 21 2022

FDA To Propose Updated Regulations For Talc-Containing Products

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with their Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products, released a document containing the opinions of scientific experts suggesting changes to the FDA’s current ...

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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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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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