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Malignant pleural mesothelioma treatment option discovered in Vienna

Researchers in Vienna have discovered another option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma, an article of News Medical reported on October 24.

According to reports, the rare type of cancer could be treated with the chemotherapy drug trabectedin. Researchers from Vienna General Hospital and the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna found evidence of trabectedin’s effectiveness using an animal model and cell culture. There are approximately 90 malignant pleural mesothelioma cases in Austria every year, and many more will continue to suffer from the disease. The findings of the researchers were published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Asbestos exposure is often linked to malignant pleural mesothelioma and it is usually fatal in nature. Though there are treatment options available, they are often expensive, but an attorney can work for you to help you earn compensation for the costs. Learn more about your options from an asbestos legal counsel today by filling out the contact form on this page.

Dept. of Energy restricts using heavy equipment when removing asbestos

The Department of Energy has stated that safeguards have been put into place in order to prevent asbestos from being inhaled in the lungs by workers in the removal process.

An agreement was recently signed after the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency stated that the removal process at a Hanford building and elsewhere may be threatening the health and safety of the workers involved.

Workers used to removed asbestos by hand before heavy equipment, such as an excavator began to be used. The asbestos was mainly in the panels and bolted into the walls.

It is now thought that a mechanical demolition may cause the siding to crumble, thus making the asbestos particles very fine. Once they are fine and disturbed, they can be breathed into the lung. If asbestos is breathed into the lung, it may cause serious lung conditions such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, and you would like to learn more about the toxic material, visit our site at or contact us with any questions.





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