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CAR T-Cell Therapy May ‘Change the Paradigm of Treating Mesothelioma’

CAR T-Cell Therapy May ‘Change the Paradigm of Treating Mesothelioma’   Thoracic surgeon and scientist Dr. Prasad Adusumilli at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center believes customized gene therapy will soon change the way pleural mesothelioma is treated. Adusumilli, director of the Mesothelioma Program at MSK, has worked for a …

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mesothelioma lawsuit Compensation & Financial Assistance

mesothelioma lawsuit Compensation & Financial Assistance Workers’ compensation and VA benefits can provide modest resources for victims of asbestos exposure. For many people stricken with mesothelioma, however, filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is the best way to obtain enough compensation to cover the high costs of cancer …

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Asbestos Laws in Texas

Asbestos Laws in Texas Between 1998 and 2000, more asbestos lawsuits were filed in Texas than in any other state, and that fact did not escape eyes of the state’s legislators. To reduce and manage tens of thousands of asbestos cases, Texas lawmakers began adopting a series of reforms in …

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Class Action Lawsuits over Mesothelioma cases

Class Action Lawsuits over Mesothelioma cases A class action is a lawsuit filed by claimants who sue on behalf of a large group of people who have been similarly harmed by the same defendants. Mesothelioma cases are no longer filed as class actions. Instead, claimants file individual personal injury lawsuits …

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Asbestos Laws in Florida

Asbestos Laws in Florida At the beginning of 2000, Florida was home to 4 percent of the nation’s new asbestos cases. Five years later, the state was on board with a handful of other states to limit such claims and enacted legislation to manage asbestos lawsuits. As with asbestos litigation …

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Asbestos Laws in Georgia

Asbestos Laws in Georgia The state of Georgia waded into the asbestos litigation reform movement in 2005 when lawmakers elected to manage the state’s asbestos case docket. Lawmakers adopted bills that formed strict new filing requirements for asbestos related cases, and the effect was immediate. Several pending cases were dismissed …

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Asbestos Laws in Ohio

Asbestos Laws in Ohio Over the past decade, Ohio was one of the nation’s most active states in the area of asbestos litigation reform. By 2000, Ohio was one of only five states that accounted for more than two-thirds of the country’s new asbestos-related case filings. This distinction prompted Ohio …

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Biomarkers accurately distinguish mesothelioma from non-cancerous tissue

Scientists have identified four biomarkers that may help resolve the difficult differential diagnosis between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). This is a frequent differential diagnostic problem in pleural biopsy samples taken from patients with clinical suspicion of MPM. The ability to make …

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Lung-sparing surgery for patients with advanced mesothelioma results in prolonged survival, new study shows

Patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) treated with a combination of surgery to remove the cancer but save their lung, plus photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy, had a median survival of nearly three years, with a subset of patients living longer than seven years, according to new research published in …

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Immunotherapy with live bacterium improves response rate in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Immunotherapy with a live bacterium combined with chemotherapy demonstrated more than 90% disease control and 59% response rate in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), according to the results of a phase Ib trial presented today at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.1 “Malignant pleural mesothelioma …

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