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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.

Treatment April 15, 2021 MAAC Staff
ONCOS-102 for mesothelioma

FDA Fast Tracks ONCOS-102 for Mesothelioma

Researchers have found various immunotherapy drugs may be effective in treating mesothelioma. Most recently, a clinical trial testing immunotherapy drug ONCOS-102 showed promising results…

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Community April 1, 2021 MAAC Staff
COVID-19 Impacts Cancer Patients Seeking Care

COVID-19 Impacts Cancer Patients Seeking Care

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the virus has been a threat to cancer patients. Elderly cancer patients are among the most at risk of…

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Treatment March 19, 2021 MAAC Staff
General practitioner vaccinating old patient in clinic

Mesothelioma Advocates Recommend Patients Receiving Immunotherapy Treatment Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic changed life in the United States about one year ago this week. Since then, scientists have worked tirelessly to develop vaccines…

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Asbestos March 4, 2021 MAAC Staff
EPA Prepares for Asbestos Risk Management

EPA Prepares for Asbestos Risk Management

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been studying the current risks of asbestos to the public and environment. It focused on chrysotile asbestos, in…

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Asbestos February 18, 2021 MAAC Staff
Independent Testing Shows Nearly 15% of Makeup Products Tested Contain Asbestos

Independent Testing Shows Nearly 15% of Makeup Products Tested Contain Asbestos

Talc-based cosmetics often appear in news related to asbestos contamination. Consumers could be exposed to asbestos when using contaminated blush, eyeshadow and other talc…

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Legal February 4, 2021 MAAC Staff
Mesothelioma Victim Awarded Money From Johnson & Johnson

Mesothelioma Victim Awarded Money From Johnson & Johnson

A New York State judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson pay a mesothelioma victim $120 million in damages. The woman developed pleural mesothelioma after…

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Asbestos January 28, 2021 MAAC Staff
Chrysotile Asbestos Risk

EPA Confirms All Six Current Asbestos Uses Are a Health Risk

At the end of 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos. The evaluation looked…

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Asbestos January 21, 2021 MAAC Staff
Pennsylvania School Empty Classroom

Pennsylvania Students Put at Risk After Asbestos Contamination Cover-up

Officials at a Pennsylvania school district were notified of asbestos and lead contamination in several schools. The district’s officials did not clean up the…

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