Monthly Archives: March 2016

Closely Watched AstraZeneca Cancer Drug Fails in Mesothelioma

According to foxnews.com, a closely watched AstraZeneca drug, tremelimumab, did not extend lives of patients with the rare cancer mesothelioma when given on its own, but the drug maker said it still believed the medicine had a role to play … Continue reading

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Factory Owner Admits Exposing Workers to Asbestos

According to democratandchronicle.com, an Avon man has admitted that he knowingly subjected untrained workers – including a 16-year-old boy – to asbestos at a Rochester warehouse, court records show. Anastasio “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating federal Clean … Continue reading

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Concealing Mississippi Queen Asbestos

According to washingtontimes.com, A San Francisco woman faces up to two years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to a federal charge that she didn’t tell Louisiana regulators about asbestos in the Mississippi … Continue reading

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Gene Study Uncovers ‘spectrum of mutations’ in Mesothelioma

According to medicalnewstoday.com, a new study identifies previously unknown genetic alterations behind mesothelioma. The findings include some mutations that may serve as new target for treatment and others that could help improve the diagnosis, screening and prediction of outcomes for … Continue reading

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Asbestos-linked Cancer on the Rise in Canada

According to theglobeandmail.com, recently updated figures from Statistics Canada show the number of cases and deaths from mesothelioma have continued to rise and show no signs of abating. There have been thousands of cases and deaths related to occupational asbestos … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $72M in Talcum Powder-Related Cancer Case

According to usatoday.com, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused by using the company’s Baby Powder and other products that contained talc … Continue reading

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