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Editor: Brandon West
Profession: Brayton Purcell LLP

March 06, 2007

By Brandon Smith

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Mesomark-A New Test For The Early Detection Of Mesothelioma

Category: Mesothelioma News

For those affected by the deadly cancer of mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to asbestos containing fibers and products, Mesomark might just be the newest aid in monitoring and controlling the fatal disease. Since its approval for humanitarian use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January of this year, many all over the world have already benefited from it use. Manufactured by Fujirebio Diagnostics, (FDI) Mesomark is a new blood testing kit designed to detect Soluble Mesothelin-Related Peptides (SMRP) in human serum. When evaluated over time, it is said to be useful in determining who might develop mesothelioma and further monitor the condition in those that already do.

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February 22, 2007

By Brandon Smith

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Action Mesothelioma Day-February 27, 2007

Category: Mesothelioma News

In case you did not know it, February 27, 2007, is "Action Mesothelioma Day" in the United States and abroad. It even now has gained the support of Amicus, which is the UK's largest and most powerful private sector union. A planned meeting is scheduled to occur on Albert Square at 12:30pm in Manchester. It is a day designed to promote awareness to the debilitating cancer that effects thousands of patients every year. In honor of those lost and for those still fighting the deadly illness, hundreds of balloons will be released to commemorate the event. It is the hope of all through promotion of events like this that one day a cure will be found for all those who suffer from mesothelioma.

February 20, 2007

By Brandon Smith

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Vaclaim.org-A Website Dedicated To Helping Our Veterans

Category: Mesothelioma News

Vaclaim.org is the newest website site devoted to helping those veterans affected and diagnosed with deadly cancer of mesothelioma. It is a website sponsored by the Veterans Administration designed to provide benefits to all veterans and to help promote the best care and treatment possible for our countries heroes.

According to transworldnews.com:

"Too many veterans are suffering from Mesothelioma from their exposure to asbestos in the military, said Ken Smith, principle advocate of VAclaim.org." We are a Free service to veterans. We help them find the right NSO and help them understand the complex nature of their affliction. We are not lawyers posing as veterans, we are all veterans posing as veterans. We act as a scout to help veterans with mesothelioma find resources. We are interested in the best interests of our brothers.

February 19, 2007

By Brandon Smith

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Paul Kraus-An Inspiration To All Mesothelioma Victims

Category: Mesothelioma News

Following the 10th anniversary of his survival of the deadly cancer entitled mesothelioma, Paul Kraus marches forward in his conquest and gives hope to those affected by the deadly cancer and disease. After being diagnosed with mesothelioma in June of 1997, Paul Kraus has been an inspiration and ideological figure for those afflicted by the deadly disease.

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February 18, 2007

By Brandon Smith

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Fundraiser Promotes Asbestos And Mesothelioma Awareness

Category: Asbestos and Mesothelioma

In a recent fund raiser concerned with the promotion of asbestos exposure and the effects of mesothelioma, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute raised $250,000 for asbestos cancer research last week in an effort to promote further exposure to the deadly disease and health condition. The fund raiser included performances by the Grammy Award- winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and the 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis who gave their support in an effort to bring awareness and support to the worthy cause.

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January 21, 2007

By Brandon Smith

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Why Are Mesothelioma Verdicts And Settlements So Large?

Category: Asbestos and Mesothelioma

For anyone that has not fully experienced the effects of asbestos or seen the devastating effects mesothelioma can have on a family it might be difficult for them to understand why so many juries decide to give such large awards in jury trials around the United States and the world abroad. The simple reason is, more times than not, that a company or manufacturer knowingly decided it was more important to save company funds by using asbestos containing products rather than other safer products which would not have exposed its employees to the caner causing materials. In essence, the companies and/or manufacturers actively chose to put profits over people. The large awards given in cases where such actions and decisions have taken place is societies way of saying these entities should not have put profits over people.

To better unerstand the devastating effects these profit driven decisions can have you have to look no further than Rick Erickson's story who grew up in Libby, Montana.


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December 30, 2006

By Brandon Smith

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New Second Hand Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filed In Madison County

Category: Mesothelioma Lawsuits

A retired Florida man recently filed a lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. The diagnosis was linked to years of exposure to asbestos products and fibers in his home and at various worksites. Louis Holzworth worked as a factory worker, warehouse foreman, and molder among others for a period in excess of 40 years. His wife Joan worked as an inspector with Amphenol Corporation and was believed to have brought home particles of asbestos dust on her work clothing that subsequently became airborne in the family home.

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December 27, 2006

By Brandon Smith

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ONCONASE-A New Prospect For Mesothelioma Victims?

Category: Mesothelioma News

The FDA's stamp of approval is being sought for a new drug, ONCONASE, that is designed to treat patients with unresectable malignant mesothelioma (UMM).

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December 13, 2006

By Brandon Smith

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Ask Your Oncologist These Questions (At A Minimum)

Category: Mesothelioma News

For those recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, the event often brings great uncertainties and hundreds of questions to the surface. Some of the most important questions that arise should be directed to your oncologist. The more you know about mesothelioma and the various ways to combat it, the better one will be in their efforts to survive its debilitating effects. Paul Krause, a long time survivor of mesothelioma, through his website survivingmesthelioma.com suggests there are at least 8 questions you should ask:

1. Is it alright if I tape this conversation?

2. Did you send my pathology (report and slides) to another hospital for a second opinion?

3. Do you have any financial or research interest in this treatment you are recommending? For example, are you being paid by a drug company when you prescribe these drugs? Do you consult for the drug company that makes these drugs?

4. How many patients have you treated with my exact same cancer? Same age and same cancer? Which treatments did you use? Are any of the patients still alive? Can I speak with them?

5. Did any patients have side-effects from the treatment? What were they? What was the worse side-effect? Did anyone die from the treatment, not the cancer?

6. Are these drugs FDA approved for treating my cancer?

7. Can you show me where the survival information comes from? Is it reported in the peer-reviewed published medical literature? Can you give me a copy of the article?

8. What is my prognosis with no treatment?

December 12, 2006

By Brandon Smith

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Typical Treatments For Mesothelioma Patients

Category: Mesothelioma News

Depending on the stage of the disease, its location, and the patient's general health and age, the treatment for mesothelioma can very for each person. The most common treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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December 11, 2006

By Brandon Smith

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Choosing The Right Mesothelioma Attorney

Category: Mesothelioma Lawsuits

There are many factors you should take into account when deciding who you want to help you in your greatest time of need. Those affected and diagnosed with mesothelioma, need answers fast and need it from someone they can trust. Paul Kraus, a mesothelioma survivor for almost a decade now, provides tips on selecting the right kind of attorney. Brayton Purcell, an asbestos and mesothelioma law firm, also provides an extensive guide on how to choose a mesothelioma attorney. Their tips are very good starting points given the large number of options one may see upon starting their initial search.

December 10, 2006

By Brandon Smith

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Inspirational Teleconference On Mesothelioma And How To Over Come It

Category: Mesothelioma News

On December 14, 2006 at 8:00 PM eastern standard time, mesothelioma cancer survivor, Paul Kraus, is scheduled to give an inspirational mesothelioma teleconference for those afflicted with the disease. Kraus, who was first diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1997, has been battling the deadly cancer with good results for the better part of a decade now. In his message he conveys hope, support, and inspiration. Kraus is most well known for his book called "Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers - A Patient's Guide." It, like this article suggests, is one of the popular books ever written concerning the topic of mesothelioma.

Space is limited from the event so call 619-261-7922 to register and listen to his message today.

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