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News May 24, 2016 MAAC Staff

How HXR9 Could Lead to a Better Mesothelioma Treatment

Cancer research is honing in on a new possible target for mesothelioma treatment. A new drug, aimed at cell receptors in the HOX family,…

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News May 17, 2016 MAAC Staff

New Research Suggests CRS-207 Effectively Treats Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is both rare and exceedingly difficult to treat. Current treatment options include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy; however, of these options,…

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News May 12, 2016 MAAC Staff

The Cancer Moonshot Initiative and What It Means for Mesothelioma

In January, President Obama addressed the nation in his final State of the Union speech. During that address, he called on Vice President Joe…

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News April 13, 2016 MAAC Staff

Sean Parker’s Donation For Cancer Immunotherapy Gives Hope for Mesothelioma Patients

During the 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced that Vice President Biden would lead a $1 billion nationwide “moonshot” initiative that…

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News November 20, 2015 MAAC Staff

FDA Approves Keytruda to Treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug, known as Keytruda, to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that…

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News February 16, 2013 MAAC Staff

Medicare in the State of the Union

According to the Nielsen Company, 33.5 million viewers watched the State of the Union speech this week. If you weren’t one of them —…

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News February 11, 2013 MAAC Staff

Company Profits Versus Consumer and Worker Protection

Last week, Massachusetts shut down eleven specialty drug labs that failed to pass safety inspection. The drug labs, called “compounding pharmacies,” came under scrutiny…

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News February 6, 2013 MAAC Staff

Will Health Insurance Premiums Get More Expensive?

The last post described panic over the cost of health insurance. If you get your heath insurance through an employer or Medicare, you may…

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