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Health & Wellness July 29, 2016 MAAC Staff

Gold and Lasers: Could Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from a Novel Cancer Treatment?

It sounds like something out of science fiction, or perhaps some medieval alchemy book – using gold and lasers to fight cancer! However, far from…

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In The Community July 27, 2016 MAAC Staff

A Brief History of Asbestos Litigation

Asbestos has been in use for millennia. The earliest known uses go back nearly 4,500 years to ancient Finland, where anthophyllite – a particular form…

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Health & Wellness July 21, 2016 MAAC Staff

How Precision Medicine Could Lead to a Mesothelioma Cure

Medicine has traditionally been a world of “one size fits all.” Take, for example, the treatment of heart disease. With very few exceptions every…

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In The Community July 19, 2016 MAAC Staff

Staying Safe from Asbestos After a Storm

Long before it was found to cause horrendous diseases like mesothelioma, asbestos was a favorite product used in homes, schools, office buildings, and even…

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In The Community July 14, 2016 MAAC Staff

Cancer Moonshot Infographic: Joe Biden’s Initiative

Over the last several months, Vice President Joe Biden has been ramping up his Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Originally announced last January in President Obama’s…

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Health & Wellness July 13, 2016 MAAC Staff

5 Myths and Misconceptions about Mesothelioma

Because mesothelioma is such a rare disease, it can sometimes be difficult to find accurate and reliable information about it. In a lot of…

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In The Community July 8, 2016 MAAC Staff

How Rose-Tinted Glasses Helped Wendy Holmes Survive Mesothelioma

Wendy Maureen Holmes describes herself as having “a very unique personality type.” “I live life with a permanent pair of ‘Rose Tinted Glasses,’” Wendy…

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Health & Wellness July 5, 2016 MAAC Staff

Liquid Biopsy: A New Way to Detect Cancer

When faced with the possibility of cancer, one of the steps in a lengthy diagnostic process is typically a biopsy. This often painful procedure…

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