The Johnson & Johnson Texas Two Step

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah discusses the Johnson & Johnson Texas Two Step. Much like Purdue Pharma, J&J is trying to shield their knowledge that baby powder had asbestos contamination dating back to 1957. Johnson & Johnson files for bankruptcy in the hopes of getting out of lawsuits after customers claimed their baby powder gave … Read more

Judd Apatow Releases “Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits”

Judd Apatow Releases “Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits"

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, applauds the special release of “Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According to Judd Apatow)” on October 24. The album, a collaborative effort between Judd Apatow and ADAO Spokesperson, Jordan Zevon, celebrates legendary musician Warren Zevon’s catalog with a limited vinyl release exclusively … Read more

Philadelphia Lawmakers Urge Quicker Asbestos Abatement in Schools

The School District of Philadelphia has done an excellent job of removing lead-based paint from many of its schools but it’s taking too long to address another killer, say city officials and advocates for safer schools. Asbestos is the culprit, those lawmakers say, and they believe the district is simply dragging its feet concerning the … Read more

Electromelt

In a small garage in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, a sheet metal fabricating company was born some 40 years ago in 1974. With big-name customers being among the company’s first clients, including a well-known marine electronics manufacturer, that little company – Electromet Corporation – grew quickly. It wasn’t long, says the company’s historian, before Electromet and its … Read more

As a Mesothelioma Caregiver Your Vows Will Be Tested

Most couples, when they take their marriage vows, include those familiar lines, “In sickness and in health, until death do us part.” They’ve been part of the traditional marriage ceremony likely for centuries and the most dedicated of couples take those words very seriously.

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Flu Season Is Deadly for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

It’s flu season. Most of us take it in stride. Some will be affected by the nasty bug while others will make it through the winter virtually unscathed, perhaps dealing with a sniffle or two, a few aches, but nothing significant. Many will opt for the flu vaccine while others will take their chances.

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Baylor College of Medicine Introduces Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

In hopes of finding more and better solutions for tackling aggressive pleural mesothelioma, Baylor University’s School of Medicine has announced the beginning of a new mesothelioma clinical trial that will test the efficacy of an investigational drug in the treatment of the disease for those whose cancer has progressed after initial chemotherapy.

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Keytruda Helps Patient Combat Mesothelioma

Skin Cancer Drug Provides Miraculous Recovery

A New Zealand asbestos cancer victim whose family claims was near death has seemingly been saved by an ultra-expensive skin cancer drug that has provided a near miraculous improvement in symptoms of the disease.

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Phase II Studies Begin on New Mesothelioma Drug

The drug company Epizyme Incorporation has recently announced that they have dosed their first patient in the Phase II clinical trial for their new mesothelioma drug Tazemetostat for the treatment of adults with mesothelioma that is characterized by BAP1 loss-of-function. It’s a step in the right direction towards more treatment options for those with this rare form of cancer, caused by exposure to toxic asbestos.

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Countries Continue to See Rise in Mesothelioma

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you probably tend to view asbestos-caused diseases as a United States thing – a problem that abounds in the US due to its once abundant use of the toxic mineral. However, there are countries that have much higher rates of the disease – like Great Britain and Australia – and even little countries like Iceland are concerned enough about mesothelioma to conduct studies on the incidence and rise in mesothelioma cases.

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