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Clinical Trial Targets Pleural Mesothelioma

February 18, 2011 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

The Mesothelioma Center within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center is now recruiting patients for a clinical research study of a new targeted radiation and chemotherapy protocol for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung’s lining that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. The standard treatment for pleural…
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What is Asbestos and why is it dangerous?

January 1, 1970 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

Asbestos is a set of fibrous minerals which are known for their resistance to heat, resistance to corrosion, and high tensile strength. The fibrous nature of the minerals allows them to be manipulated and woven like cloth. For some time asbestos was known as the “miracle mineral” because of its wide range of useful properties. There are six minerals that…
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