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Treatment November 12, 2020 MAAC Staff
CAR T-Cell Phase 1 Trial for Mesothelioma Gains FDA Approval

CAR T-Cell Phase 1 Trial for Mesothelioma Gains FDA Approval

A new CAR T-cell therapy for mesothelioma patients has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin phase 1 clinical trials. The Atara Biotherapeutics…

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Legal November 5, 2020 MAAC Staff
Trane Files for Bankruptcy as Asbestos Claims Grow

Trane Files for Bankruptcy as Asbestos Claims Grow

Trane Technologies PLC recently created two new business units: Aldrich Pump LLC and Murray Boiler LLC. Both units filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on…

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Treatment October 29, 2020 MAAC Staff
Upcoming Clinical Trial Testing Cancer Vaccine for Pleural Mesothelioma

UV1 Cancer Vaccine May Be a Treatment Option for Pleural Mesothelioma

A previous clinical trial used a cancer vaccine to treat prostate cancer. The results showed promise treating the cancer with minimal serious side effects.…

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Treatment October 15, 2020 MAAC Staff
Immunotherapy Pretreatment for Pleural Mesothelioma

New Study Looks at Immunotherapy as a Pretreatment to Improve Mesothelioma Survival

Mesothelioma patients typically undergo a multimodal treatment plan. Multimodal therapy incorporates at least two different treatment options. Immunotherapy continues to show promise to improve…

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Asbestos October 8, 2020 MAAC Staff
EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

Concerns Arise About the EPA’s Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos. As part of its preliminary evaluation, the EPA assessed the risks to…

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Asbestos October 1, 2020 MAAC Staff
Asbestos in Drinking Water

Asbestos Could Be in Drinking Water

Asbestos exposure can cause many illnesses, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestos poses a risk when ingested or inhaled. Many products manufactured before…

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Treatment September 24, 2020 MAAC Staff
A dry cough can be an early sign of pleural mesothelioma.

Dry Cough and Mesothelioma

A dry cough is a common symptom of pleural mesothelioma. Patients may notice the non-productive cough as an early warning sign of the asbestos-related…

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Awareness September 17, 2020 MAAC Staff
Mesothelioma in Young Adults

Is Mesothelioma in Young Adults Becoming More Common?

The average age for a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis is 72. Older men are often more likely to develop mesothelioma. Researchers predict this is from…

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