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News October 18, 2016 MAAC Staff

3 New Methods of Detecting Mesothelioma

A lot of research is being done in an attempt to find a new ways of treating mesothelioma, as well as improve on conventional…

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News June 27, 2016 MAAC Staff

Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit

On June 29, Vice President Joe Biden will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit at the White House. The summit will be attended by various…

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News June 20, 2016 MAAC Staff

Asbestos History and Ban in Canada

Once called the “miracle mineral,” asbestos has been used for almost 150 years in an abundance of products. Because of its invincibility against fire,…

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News June 8, 2016 MAAC Staff

Struggles in Finding a Second-Line Chemotherapy Treatment for Mesothelioma

A recent study displayed as part of a poster presentation at the European Lung Cancer Conference 2016 (ELCC) showed that there has been little…

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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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