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Mesothelioma victims are to receive an average of £8k more in compensation payouts

Mesothelioma victims are to receive an average of £8k more in compensation payouts

By Helen Childs.        Published: 12th March 2014

Payments to mesothelioma victims unable to trace insurers to be increased to 80% of the average civil damages award

Recent Information reveals the high price paid by the MoD to compensate Devonport workers.

Recent Information reveals the high price paid by the MoD to compensate Devonport workers.

By Helen Childs.        Published: 6th March 2014

From 2001 to 2013, the MOD paid out over £35m asbestos related compensation to shipyard workers in Devon.

Fibrinogen levels in MPM patients may act as new prognostic indicator

Fibrinogen levels in MPM patients may act as new prognostic indicator

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 5th March 2014

A simple blood test may ensure that mesothelioma patients receive the best course of treatment for their disease.

HSE fines companies for breaching asbestos regulations

HSE fines companies for breaching asbestos regulations

By Warren Miller.        Published: 26th February 2014

Companies are still breaching the Asbestos Laws 2012 and putting profit above the safety of their staff.

Alternative medicine moves closer to conventional medicine for mesothelioma patients

Alternative medicine moves closer to conventional medicine for mesothelioma patients

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 13th February 2014

The addition of a pineapple extract enhances the effects of cisplatin on mesothelioma cells

MPs fight plans by Justice Minister to change Recoverability Exemption

MPs fight plans by Justice Minister to change Recoverability Exemption

By Helen Childs.        Published: 10th Febuary 2014

Ministry of Justice plans to end exemption of recovering success fees for Mesothelioma Cases

The illegal fly-tipping of asbestos waste continues in the UK.

The illegal fly-tipping of asbestos waste continues in the UK.

By Warren Miller.        Published: 7th Febuary 2014

Examples of prosecutions brought against people involved in the illegal dumping of asbestos waste

Who is responsible for asbestos duties in derelict buildings?

Who is responsible for asbestos duties in derelict buildings?

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 7th Febuary 2014

Prosecutions may follow if asbestos procedures are not followed.

Can cats and dogs develop mesothelioma?

Can cats and dogs develop mesothelioma?

By Warren Miller.        Published: 7th February 2014

An investigation into the cancer in domestic animals, including dogs, cats, horses and cattle

Statistics for Asbestosis Deaths in Recent Years

Statistics for Asbestosis Deaths in Recent Years

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 17th January 2014

First recorded case of asbestosis in the UK was in 1924. Number of deaths from asbestosis have increased since 1978.

Building Contractors fined £50,000 by The Health and Safety Executive

Building Contractors fined £50,000 by The Health and Safety Executive

By Warren Miller.        Published: 17th January 2014

Presence of asbestos was ignored and workers exposed to asbestos at a school in Surrey

What is the asbestos risk to bakers?

What is the asbestos risk to bakers?

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 16th January 2014

Asbestos may be found in ovens manufactured prior to 1980s. Is there an increased risk of asbestos cancer to bakers?

A child who lived close to a Cape Asbestos Factory develops mesothelioma 40 years later

A child who lived close to a Cape Asbestos Factory develops mesothelioma 40 years later

By Warren Miller.        Published: 16th January 2014

County Durham resident diagnosed with the cancer from asbestos dust blown over from the factory

Engineered Immune Cells used to target and kill Mesothelioma Cancer Cells

Engineered Immune Cells used to target and kill Mesothelioma Cancer Cells

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 15th January 2014

Personalized Cell Therapy called Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells (CAR T cells)

Increase in the number of Mesothelioma Cases in The Irish Republic

Increase in the number of Mesothelioma Cases in The Irish Republic

By Warren Miller.        Published: 14th January 2014

Asbestos imports where banned later in Ireland than the rest of the United Kingdom

Is there Asbestos in Our Universities?

Is there Asbestos in Our Universities?

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 8th January 2014

A report in the Guardian stated that 33/88 universities said that their student accommodation contained asbestos.

Children at risk from developing Mesothelioma in later life if exposed to asbestos in school

Children at risk from developing Mesothelioma in later life if exposed to asbestos in school

By Warren Miller.        Published: 22nd December 2013

According to The Committee on Carcinogenicity who advise the UK Government on cancer

Pioneering cancer experts test a new drug used to treat mesothelioma

Pioneering cancer experts test a new drug used to treat mesothelioma

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 21st December 2013

A research team at a Sheffield hospital test a new drug used to treat mesothelioma

The continuing saga of the Hartlepool Ghost Ships

The continuing saga of the Hartlepool Ghost Ships

By Warren Miller.        Published: 4th December 2013

Environmentalist groups protest over asbestos and other hazardous substances in the ships

Research has lead to a new drug ADI-PEG20 which slows the progression of Mesothelioma

Research has lead to a new drug ADI-PEG20 which slows the progression of Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 4th December 2013

The drug starves the cancer cells of an essential amino acid

Update on the £350million Government Fund for Victims of Mesothelioma

Update on the £350million Government Fund for Victims of Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 3rd December 2013

This is the Fund of Last Resort if an insurer cannot be found to claim against

Asbestos Use in UK Churches

Asbestos Use in UK Churches

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 28th November 2013

Many churches still contain asbestos e.g. as insulation around church boilers, in ceilings

New Trial COMMAND tests new mesothelioma drug

New Trial COMMAND tests new mesothelioma drug

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 21st November 2013

COMMAND (Control Of Mesothelioma with MAiNtenance Defactinib) is a new trial of lead cancer stem cell inhibitor defactinib

PIT Radiotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Patients

PIT Radiotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Patients

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 2nd November 2013

A phase III study aims to establish the role of prophylactic irradiation of portal tracts in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

Multimodality Treatment may improve Mesothelioma Survival

Multimodality Treatment may improve Mesothelioma Survival

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 2nd November 2013

Improved survival times for mesothelioma patients treated with multimodality treatment regime

New Blood Tests for an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

New Blood Tests for an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 22nd October 2013

A biotech company has discovered proteins that could be used for biomarkers in future blood tests for mesothelioma

New Drug Slows the Progression of Mesothelioma

New Drug Slows the Progression of Mesothelioma

By Warren Miller.        Published: 12th October 2013

The spread of mesothelioma could be stopped by inhibiting the FAK protein

Research in Japan has linked a protein to Mesothelioma Survival

Research in Japan has linked a protein to Mesothelioma Survival

By Warren Miller.        Published: 30th July 2013

Tests carried out at Hiroshima University have found a link between a protein and prolonging life after a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma has claimed the lives of Several Famous People

Mesothelioma has claimed the lives of Several Famous People

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 26th July 2013

Steve McQueen, Malcom McLaren, Mickie Most and Australian actor Harold Hopkins have all died from the cancer

Teachers diagnosed with Mesothelioma after asbestos exposure in schools

Teachers diagnosed with Mesothelioma after asbestos exposure in schools

By Kathy Cooke.        Published: 4th July 2013

Asbestos was widely used in the construction of schools in the UK, especially in schools built between 1945 and 1974

 

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