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Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2019

Asbestos Awareness Week starts today. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is kicking off this global campaign of education and awareness about the risks of asbestos and the need for a ban with a candlelight vigil. Throughout the week, they’ll be presenting information from doctors, activists, and victims of asbestos diseases. Asbestos Awareness Week was

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Why Does Asbestos-Related Disease Continue to Rise?

In early 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that despite the decline of asbestos use once the product became regulated in the United States, mesothelioma rates continue to rise, with a total of 45,221 deaths in the United States alone from 1999 to 2015. Scientists and researchers struggle to pinpoint reasoning

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World Cancer Day – Cancers Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Monday, February 4, 2019, was World Cancer Day and around the world, communities held seminars, festivals, and walks to promote and raise awareness about an illness that affects millions of people each year.  During World Cancer Day, communities educate people about cancer risks, signs and symptoms, and available treatments and support. Risk factors for cancer

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Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help

For a cancer than claims more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined, Lung Cancer is severely underfunded, leaving scientists and researchers reliant on private funding and donations. Funding for lung cancer, as with many other cancers, plays a critical role in developing and investigating research that could eventually lead to a cure. Donating to

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Dealing With a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating for those suffering with the disease and family members alike. The nature of the illness is aggressive, and there is currently no cure. The quality of life for a mesothelioma patient can decrease significantly and quickly as the cancer spreads throughout the body. One of the most frustrating aspects to

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26, 2018

Mesothelioma Awareness Day will once again take place on September 26, marking 15 consecutive years of awareness aimed to educate and inform society about the deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation, the event eventually received recognition by the House and U.S. Senate making it a national event

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Asbestos Related Deaths Reportedly Double Previous Estimations In the United States

Since the dangers of asbestos exposure began to come to light over 40 years ago, regulations have been implemented to ban asbestos in most household products and to severely limit asbestos exposure in the workplace. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that causes lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other life-threatening diseases, and these regulations not only

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2017

Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which takes place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, aims to educate and inform society about the deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and how funding is a critical component in mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation and eventually became National Mesothelioma Awareness Day as proclaimed

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2016

September 26, 2016, was Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day dedicated to raising awareness for mesothelioma, was established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is a nonprofit organization that believes that there is a cure for mesothelioma and through education, fundraising and awareness, a cure can be achieved. Mesothelioma is a deadly

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Senator Max Baucus Honored by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

On June 11, 2010 Senator Max Baucus, the United States Senator from Montana, received the Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award during the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. This event, hosted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) took place in Washington, DC from June 10 – 12, 2010 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. This

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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Funds Eight New Research Projects to Advance Critically-Needed Mesothelioma Treatments

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced today awards of an additional $800,000 to researchers, at top national and international medical science centers, devoted to finding a cure for mesothelioma. This brings to almost $7 million the funds the Foundation has awarded to develop better treatment options for mesothelioma patients. To spur the research

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Expands Since 2005 Founding

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for mesothelioma by funding research, providing patients support services, and participating in federal mesothelioma advocacy, has earmarked Saturday, Sept. 26, as Mesothelioma Awareness Day and says that this year’s observance will be its most successful awareness campaign to date. For

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Mesothelioma Doctor, Advocate and Volunteers Recognized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

To recognize the extensive studies, long hours and personal investment of those involved in eradicating mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will present three awards at the Gala Celebration of Hope on Friday June 26th, day two of the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, to be held Thursday, June 25th through Saturday, June 27th at

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2009 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: June 25-27

The 2009 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will take place this June in Washington, DC. Organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the event will feature international specialists as well as mesothelioma patients, caregivers, and advocates. Leading international experts in the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, will join mesothelioma patients, caregivers, loved ones and advocates

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Faces of Mesothelioma; Meso Foundation Press Conference with Families and Patients

With a latency period of 10-50 years, and with millions of Americans at risk for mesothelioma, an asbestos-generated cancer, the ravages of this life ending disease continue to disrupt families and lives. The Meso Foundation is hosting a press conference with leadership, members of Congress and three guest speakers who will share their poignant stories

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Last update: April 01, 2019. 03:30:08 pm.