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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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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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Canadian Federal Labor Minister Says She Will Consider Asbestos Ban

According to cbc.ca, the Canadian federal government is considering a ban of asbestos in construction projects. However, for now the government is just “monitoring the situation”. Asbestos has already been banned in Australia, New Zealand and the European Union, but … Continue reading

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