• Pneumoconiosis: The risk of breathing in dust
    October 8, 2017
    Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease caused by dust particles. Symptoms include breathing difficulty and a cough. It can result from exposure to coal dust, asbestos particles, and cotton dust. It is considered an occupational risk. Complications include tuberculosis and respiratory failure. Employers may provide screening.
  • Mesothelioma gene-targeting drug looks hopeful
    March 15, 2016
    A new study shows that HOX genes are significantly disrupted in malignant mesothelioma, and targeting them with a drug called HXR9 stopped tumors of the cancer growing in mice.
  • The test that reveals cancer sooner
    February 5, 2016
    MorNuCo Laboratories of West Lafayette, Indiana, and their ONCOblot® Test recently completed a retrospective clinical trial focusing on the early detection of malignant mesothelioma, with the...
  • Mutation of BAP1 gene passed down over centuries
    December 23, 2015
    Four unrelated families share identical BAP1 mutation. University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers discovered members of four families, apparently unrelated and living in different states...
  • Aspirin may delay growth of asbestos-related cancer
    July 7, 2015
    Findings reported by University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers could eventually improve survival for patients with an aggressive cancer that attacks the lining of the chest wallAspirin may...
  • Canada should ban asbestos use in Canada and globally
    May 5, 2015
    To prevent future cases of asbestos-related disease, Canada should institute a time-specific ban on asbestos use in Canada and support a global ban, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...