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Our blog is a timely voice for cancer patients, caregivers, and those seeking information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related topics. By providing relevant news, personal stories, and practical insights, we will further spread awareness and nurture hope with the goal of one day eliminating mesothelioma.

Community July 30, 2020 MAAC Staff
Photo showing several precaution measure: face mask and hand sanitzer

6 Things Mesothelioma Patients Should Know About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms. People with compromised immune or respiratory systems are among the most at…

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Awareness July 20, 2020 MAAC Staff
2020 Mesothelioma News Updates

What We’ve Missed: 2020 Mesothelioma-Related News

Many events have affected the mesothelioma community since the last post shared on our blog. Following our brief hiatus, we compiled a list of…

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Awareness September 25, 2019 MAAC Staff
Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2019

Celebrating the 16th Annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Each year, September 26 is recognized as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. It was first established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, with the…

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Treatment June 24, 2019 MAAC Staff
FDA-approved mesothelioma treatment

FDA Approves Mesothelioma Treatment After Groundbreaking Study Results

Mesothelioma research focuses on developing new diagnostic tools that will help accurately diagnose mesothelioma cancer sooner, while also searching for a cure. There is…

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Asbestos May 3, 2019 MAAC Staff
New EPA Rule Limits Asbestos Use

New EPA Rule Further Limits Asbestos, Falls Short of a Ban

A total of 66 nations around the world have banned asbestos so far. The toxin is known to cause aggressive cancers like malignant mesothelioma,…

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Treatment February 13, 2019 MAAC Staff
Apatanib for mesothelioma

Study Finds Apatinib Could Treat Recurrent or Unresponsive Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma cancer is difficult to treat, as it often is not properly diagnosed until the later stages of disease. Mesothelioma also frequently recurs after…

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Asbestos October 12, 2018 MAAC Staff
Secondary Asbestos Exposure

5 Things to Know About Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos fibers is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Any amount of asbestos exposure is considered dangerous, even for those who…

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Asbestos September 11, 2018 MAAC Staff
NYC firefighter (world trade center asbestos)

Asbestos, Other Toxins, Still Taking Lives 17 Years After 9/11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Americans were gripped by the scenes unfolding in New York on television, the radio, and right in…

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