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The Link Between Asbestos and Lung Cancer

When it comes to figuring out whether exposure to asbestos fibers causes cancer, different types of studies are usually carried out. In the first instance, people are studied where the rates of cancer are looked at in various groups. This compares the rate of cancer among the group exposed to asbestos and the rate of […]

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Study on Methoxyamine Treatment for Mesothelioma

Researchers at five major cancer research centers, including the Mayo Clinic and the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, are recruiting patients for a study of the chemical methoxyamine. The principal investigator is Doctor Marianna Koczywas at City of Hope. Methoxyamine, when given together with cisplatin and pemetrexed disodium, may be a better treatment for […]

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Huntington Beach, CA Students Displaced Following Asbestos Scare

Nearly 1,300 Ocean View School District students of Huntington Beach, California were recently displaced after fears emerged regarding an asbestos scare at Oak View and Hope View elementary schools. These students have not been able to attend their original schools since October 6th after asbestos was discovered while renovations were being conducted at the schools. […]

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New Naturally Occurring Asbestos Discovered

A recent study that will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, Canada will illustrate that the formation and presence of naturally occurring asbestos minerals could be more widespread than previous reports. This study focuses on the discovery of new sources of naturally occurring asbestos in the […]

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