Americans use personal care products, from deodorant to lotions to makeup, every day. We don’t always know what’s in these products and often place our trust in the companies that manufacture them. Unfortunately, these corporations don’t always have the consumer’s best interest in mind. Case-in-point: traces of asbestos, a toxic, microscopic fiber that’s unsafe at … Continued
The latest treatment for mesothelioma patients combines the power of electric currents with platinum-based chemotherapy drugs. New Technology Disrupts Cancer Cell Division Patients have a new weapon in the fight against pleural mesothelioma: Novocure’s TTF-100L™ System. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the global oncology company’s “Tumor Treating Fields” (TTF) technology for … Continued
It’s not always something people consider when taking a daily prescription or over-the-counter pain reliever, but many medications used in the medical field today are derived from plants. For patients, this raises an important question: can herbal medicine help the body fight cancers like mesothelioma? Botanicals and Cancer Treatment Patients who receive a mesothelioma diagnosis … Continued
A new type of immunogene therapy, also called virotherapy, is the subject of a Phase 3 clinical trial for patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.
State and Federal Lawmakers Push to Ban Asbestos in 2019 Legislators in New Jersey have unanimously voted to ban asbestos. A bill that prohibits the sale and distribution of asbestos-containing products passed both the Senate and General Assembly on March 25, 2019, and is now awaiting the governor’s signature. Once the law goes into effect, … Continued
Maggie Rieber and her mother, Robin Roberts, sat at a round table in the middle of a large conference room. On the table in front of her was a small, lined, yellow notepad. Every few minutes, Maggie nodded her head and added another detail to a growing list on the page. “This conference is great,” … Continued
Inez St. John thought she was in perfect health, until one day in November 2018. “I was at my daughter’s house, and I ran up the stairs, and I couldn’t breathe,” she says. “I thought I had bronchitis, and I asked them to drop me off a medical clinic.” The clinic was in Pell City, … Continued
More than 12,000 people are suing Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company’s baby powder gave them cancer. Now, the federal government is starting its own investigation.
The medical community may soon have a new resource to help in the fight against mesothelioma: a national patient registry. This year, Congress allocated $1.2 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fund mesothelioma research. The majority of that money will continue to finance the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, an organization … Continued
A clinical trial is underway that could offer a breakthrough in traditional cancer detection, potentially offering mesothelioma patients earlier detection and better treatment.