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Treating and Preventing a Cancer that Many are at Risk For But Few Know About

Anyone who has ever done any DIY-style home renovations and construction on a home built before the 80s may be at risk for mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a cancer usually associated with asbestos exposure. It is most often found in the lining of the lung or abdomen, and sometimes other organs as well.
It is a common misconception […]


New Discovery: How and Why BAP1 Mutation Increases Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogens

Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center, along with his team, have discovered why people carrying mutations of the BAP1 gene are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens, including asbestos, radiation, and ultraviolet light.
BAP1 mutations are seen in approximately 20 percent of all cancers, and Dr. Carbone […]


Meso Foundation’s Statement Regarding CDC Report Announcing Mesothelioma Deaths on the Rise

In light of the newly released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the increase in mortality and morbidity of mesothelioma patients, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation),  the only nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and the suffering caused by this cancer, has released a statement emphasizing the need […]