September 2012


5K Run/Walk for Mesothelioma in Memory of Gary Batch – Waterford, CT

For many months now, the Batch family has been working hard planning and organizing their first 5K Run/Walk for Meso in memory of Gary Batch, benefiting the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, their hard work will come to fruition as they welcome runners and walkers to this family friendly event in […]


UPDATES FROM IMIG: Part 2, Thursday, September 13, 2012

In a talk concerning adjuvant radiation following EPP, it was stated that radiation oncologists who are inexperienced may not give as high a dose or may shy away from difficult areas.  It was felt to be important based upon lower local failure in centers with expertise in radiation oncology.  Concern was expressed about patients having […]


UPDATES FROM IMIG: Part 1 – Thursday, September 13

Dr. David Sugarbaker spoke about the effectiveness of surgery and some of the adjuvant therapies that can be used to clean up the surgical site or to combat recurrent disease. We heard about biologics, photodynamic therapy, and there will be sessions later today on intracavitary heated chemotherapy during surgery, and then more on staging, imaging, […]


Zadroga Act Now Includes Coverage of Mesothelioma

Last night, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promulgated the final rule adding 58 conditions to the list of conditions eligible for coverage under the Zadroga Act. This list includes mesothelioma.  Cancer, in general, was originally not covered under the legislation.  This is a great victory for the mesothelioma community, as the large […]