MU Researchers Receive Grant to Improve Fertility in Female Cancer Survivors

October 12, 2007 - Before Michelle Baetiong began chemotherapy for abdominal cancer in 2006, she decided to have eggs from her ovary frozen, knowing there was only a 6 percent chance that the two harvested... Read More

Killer Asbestos Diseases Stalk Mining Communities

October 5, 2007 - Robert Devenish has resigned himself to an agonizing death of asbestos-induced cancer, a silent but cruel killer stalking mining communities in South Africa's Northern Cape province. Read More

New Study Gives Some Mesothelioma Patients Renewed Hope

October 3, 2007 - Some patients with malignant mesothelioma may have a prognosis that's not quite so grim as widely believed, a Nordic collaborative group said here. Read More

New Health Commissioner Faces Tough Task Rebuilding Trust

September 27, 2007 - Dr. Sanne Magnan has a list of priorities as she takes over the Minnesota Department of Health, but one of the biggest tasks isn't mentioned: Repairing the damage done by her predecessor. Read More

Diseases Associated with Asbestos

September 12, 2007 - The use of asbestos has declined sharply over the last several decades as people became more aware of the serious health consequences associated with asbestos exposure. Read More

Libby, Montana The Asbestos Nightmare

September 10, 2007 - For those unfamiliar with the story, the W.R. Grace company operated a vermiculite mine and harvested tremolite, a dangerous form of asbestos, from 1963 to 1990, despite knowing as early as... Read More

New Clinical Trial of Zolinza on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

September 6, 2007 - A phase III clinical trial is underway, in Maryland, at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, to determine how effective vorinostat is at treating patients with pleural... Read More

Mesothelioma Subtype has Lengthier Projected Longevity

September 4, 2007 - Patients with epithelial subtype mesothelioma treated with chemotherapy alone had a median survival of 15 months, and some patients survived beyond three years. Read More

Mesothelioma Cases are On The Rise

August 30, 2007 - Malignant mesothelioma is an extremely uncommon form of cancer, and the cancer has been almost exclusively determined to be related to the inhalation of asbestos particles. Read More

The History of Asbestos

August 30, 2007 - Because asbestos material does not burn, individuals as ancient as those living in the Roman Empire era would use asbestos material as cleaning rags. Read More

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