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Global Asbestos Trade Continues to Grow Despite Calls for a Universal Ban

Asbestos, an umbrella term that applies to minerals that form fine fibers when broken or crushed, has been known to cause mesothelioma and other cancers since the 1960s. Most industrialized nations have banned asbestos trade and use, but there are notable exceptions, among them some of the fastest growing economies in the world. While most people believe that the dangers of asbestos exposure has declined, thanks to the widely publicized bans in the United States, Canada, Australia and other Continue reading “Global Asbestos Trade Continues to Grow Despite Calls for a Universal Ban”

Cancer Clinical Trials

Cancer Clinical Trials – What You Need to Know

For someone facing a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, cancer clinical trials often present the best chance for improving their prognosis and living a longer, more comfortable life. This is especially true now, as researchers and doctors around the world are making fundamental discoveries about the role that genetics plays in both the development of cancer and the possibility of developing effective, targeted and individualized treatments for mesothelioma and other cancers. There are currently dozens of clinical Continue reading “Cancer Clinical Trials – What You Need to Know”