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Nobel Prize in Medicine

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has been announced and the joint winners are literal life-savers.

Dr. Jim Allison is currently the Chair of Immunology and the Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is being recognized for work he conducted while at the University of California at Berkeley and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Continue reading “Nobel Prize in Medicine”

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mesothelioma awareness day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26 marks an important day in the lives of mesothelioma survivors, their families and caregivers, and those still in treatment; Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It is aggressive and deadly and has different types based on which part of a patient’s mesothelium is affected. Presently, there is no safe amount of asbestos to be exposed to and there is no cure for this disease which can take up to 20 years to develop in a person’s lungs or pleura. Continue reading “Mesothelioma Awareness Day”

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Mesothelioma Treatment Pioneer, Dr. David Sugarbaker Passes Away at Age 65

Incredibly rare, malignant mesothelioma (pronounced: me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh), is an uncommon type of cancer impeding the thin outer layer of tissue (mesothelium) covering most of your internal organs.

Cancer of the mesothelium is caused by exposure to an industrial agent called asbestos and is both aggressive and deadly, and while treatments are available, cure is not typically possible. Continue reading “Mesothelioma Treatment Pioneer, Dr. David Sugarbaker Passes Away at Age 65”

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