Virginia Jury Awards $9.25M for Mesothelima Death

May 3, 2007 - The widow of a former shipyard worker who died from exposure to asbestos while building Navy aircraft carriers was awarded $9.25 million by a Newport News, Virginia jury. Read More

Workplace Cancers Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year

April 30, 2007 - At least 200,000 people die every year from cancers related to their workplaces, mainly from inhaling asbestos fibers and second-hand tobacco smoke. Read More

Asbestos Dangers Often Ignored

April 27, 2007 - Just like in a grainy 1940s film, the factory worker breathes in the asbestos-laden dust, while the corporate executive sits comfortably in his plush office, overseeing from 12 stories up. Read More

Virotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Mesothelioma

April 27, 2007 - In the rapidly emerging field of virotherapy, scientists are researching many viruses as prospective agents, and many diseases as prospective targets. Mesothelioma, in particular, is long... Read More

Ticking Bombs: Health Department Dropped the Ball

April 24, 2007 - Utah Department of Health has known for at least six years that former employees could contract respiratory diseases, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer. Read More

House Committees Probe Iron Range Cancer Rates

April 24, 2007 - St. Paul, Minn. State lawmakers are trying to better understand the rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. Two House committees held a joint meeting Tuesday to hear testimony on the... Read More

Mesothelioma Survivors and the Immune System

April 20, 2007 - Unlike other cancers that have a typical survival measured in years, the median survival with mesothelioma is often measured in months. Read More

Stricter Asbestos Rules in Mines are on Waiting List

April 17, 2007 - The needle-like fibers have repeatedly been detected at the Silver Bay processing plant since 2003, after the agency enhanced its testing program. Read More

Taconite a Suspect in Iron Range Cancer Deaths

April 17, 2007 - After three dozen new cases of a rare form of lung cancer were reported among Minnesota iron miners, the state health department says it will launch studies to determine the cause. Read More

Miners Look for Answers on Taconite Exposure

April 17, 2007 - Workers on Minnesota's Iron Range are hoping a new study will explain why so many of them are dying from a rare form of cancer. Men in northeastern Minnesota are getting mesothelioma at... Read More

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