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ADAO's International Asbestos Awareness Conference
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will host its sixth Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, April 10, 2010, with activities throughout the weekend. The international conference will provide education and outreach to families, employers/employees, and scientists throughout the world as part of ADAO’s continuing effort to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos, ban its use, and encourage research efforts to improve treatment options.

The mission of this conference is "Call to Action to Prevent, Detect and Treat Asbestos-Related Diseases".

Agenda:
  1. Friday, April 9, 2010, 5 p.m to 6 p.m - Private Gathering for families, patients and caregivers
  2. Friday, April 9, 2010, 7 p.m to 9 p.m - Evening Reception with entertainer Jordan Zevon
  3. Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8 a.m to 5:30 p.m - Conference
  4. Sunday, April 11, 2010, 9.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m - Unity and Hope Brunch
Venue:
Marriott Renaissance Hotel
1 Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Registration Details:

Registration for the April 10, 2010 conference includes lunch and the April 9, 2010 evening reception. Cost is $150 for survivors, caregivers, families, and students. Cost for physicians and healthcare professionals is $300 each. Cost for the Remembrance Brunch on April 11, 2010 is an additional $25 for those attending the conference, and $50 for non-conference guests. Registration is limited. To reserve your registration or for more information go to www.adao.us. Please note that parking fees are not included in registration fees.
posted by Elena @ 3:49 AM   5 comments
Various method of Treatments for Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops in the abdominal cavity, specifically in the mesothelial cells that form the peritoneum.

Treatment Methods:
  • Multimodality Treatment
  • Palliative Treatment
Multimodality Treatment - It has shown encouraging results in some patients. With this method, two or more treatment options are completed at the same time, often involving the combination of surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy. However, this mesothelioma treatment method can only be used for a small percentage of patients that have a chance to beat the cancer.

Palliative Treatment - This usually involve some form of chemotherapy and are aimed to improve the overall quality of life for the patient. Chemotherapy drugs for peritoneal patients have included but are not limited to cisplatin, doxorubicin, carboplatin and pemetrexed (Alimta). In some cases, such medications have been noted to stall the progression of mesothelioma tumors.
posted by Elena @ 3:39 AM   0 comments
Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In order to create the awareness among the mesothelioma victims, september 26th of every year is observed as a "Mesothelioma Awareness Day" worldwide. This year Saturday, 26 September, 2009 will be considered as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) and the Non-Profit Organization had started this Mesothelioma Awareness Day in the year 2005. Mesothelioma is a rare kind of cancer mainly caused by the asbestos exposure. Hence, it is our duty to spread this message to all the people across the world which helps the mesothelioma patients and support for them. This awareness program let everyone know about the viciousness of mesothelioma and to tell them about the resources and services available if they are ever faced with it.
posted by Elena @ 9:39 AM   6 comments
Breaking News: Depression leads to Physically Inactive
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The recent survey and studies point out that most of the people suffers from various diseases due to depression. Despite they carry out exercise regularly to improve their health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, patients with these conditions often suffer from depression. Depression leads human to a decline in activity and can indeed make people have less motivation and energy to exercise. One study, for example, investigated the role of depression and anxiety in 224 heart attack survivors, at three months and 12 months after their hospitalization.
posted by Elena @ 2:25 AM   14 comments
Cancer.net: An online Resource for Mesothelioma and Cancer Patients
The amount of mesothelioma and cancer victims is increasing day by day across the globe. In order to help out the people and create awareness among them, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) sponsors a new website called www.cancer.net. This website is a supportive tool for the malignant mesothelioma and cancer patients as well as for those who are struggling with the cancer offers the information and tips about the disease, symptoms, diagnosis and the treatment options. Also it provides the clinical practice guidelines for variety of cancers, related diseases and caregiving issues. Various articles and editorials on recent advances in cancer research and treatment are available in this website.
posted by Elena @ 12:52 AM   0 comments
HydroRecyclean System - An alternative way for Asbestos Cleaning
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We all know that asbestos are the hazardous substance for human being which leads to lung cancer and mesothelioma cancer. The treatment options are very less for this dangerous disease. As per the axiom "PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE", rather finding the treatment options, get to know the prevention tips. The one and only way is the "Asbestos Cleaning" which is also the best method to avoid such infection. Eco Cleaning Systems is the leading environmentally responsible cleaning products manufacturer in Port Clinton, Ohio. Recently, they have introduced a new technology based cleaning system called as HydroRecyclean System which is the fully automatic and integrated system to recover wastewater, filter it on site for reuse and convert recovered contaminants into non-leachable materials that can often be disposed of in general landfills. The HydroRecyclean system can be used as "Asbestos Cleanup System" which has many filtration applications used to safely filter out the harmful contaminants such as hydrocarbons, oils, grease, cleaning chemicals, heavy metals such as lead and asbestos. The HydroRecyclean system is eco-friendly and hassle-free.
posted by Elena @ 8:03 AM   0 comments
Today is the National Cancer Survivors Day
Sunday, June 7, 2009
In this world, every day is celebrated based out of particular event like Mother's day, Father's day, etc. Similarly, on account of health, 7th June is celebrated as National Cancer Survivors Day. NCSDF (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation), a group based out of Tennessee, Franklin have announced that June 7 is assigned for the cancer survivors and their families and friends. The NCSDF provides support for cancer organizations and cancer treatment centers that host "Survivors Day" celebrations and events by providing informational materials and planning assistance. The ultimate goal of NCSDF is to educate the public on the issues of cancer survivorship.
posted by Elena @ 5:35 AM   1 comments
Breaking News: Intake of Olive Oil could reduce Cancer risk
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The olive tree, Olea europaea, is native to the Mediterranean basin and parts of Asia Minor. The fruit and compression-extracted oil have a wide range of therapeutic and culinary applications. Olive oil also constitutes a major component of the "Mediterranean diet." The chief active components of olive oil include oleic acid, phenolic constituents, and squalene. The main phenolics include hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and oleuropein, which occur in highest levels in virgin olive oil and have demonstrated antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are believed to be responsible for a number of olive oil's biological activities.

Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, has shown activity in cancer prevention, while squalene has also been identified as having anti cancer effects. Olive oil consumption has benefit for colon cancer and breast cancer prevention. The oil has been widely studied for its effects on coronary heart disease (CHD), specifically for its ability to reduce blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. Antimicrobial activity of hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and oleuropein has been demonstrated against several strains of bacteria implicated in intestinal and respiratory infections.

To know more about the health benefits of olive oil check out http://www.elements4health.com/olive-oil-health-benefits.html
posted by Elena @ 8:58 AM   1 comments
Four-Gene Expression Ratio Test for Survival in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Mesothelioma
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital completed a study of a four-gene expression ratio test that potentially predict the survival in cancer patients diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

The researcher team tested the four-gene expression ratio test on 120 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients. Participants had to agree to undergo aggressive surgery and the study excluded patients unwilling to do so. Multiple samples from the patient’s tumors were gathered during surgery or through pleural biopsy. Researchers evaluated the test on the collected samples, using two separate micro array platforms (large gene samples) and two different biopsy procedures.

After adjusting for other clinical factors, the test was able to forecast survival for the mesothelioma patients. Once gene-ratio test results were combined with known mesothelioma prognosis information, patients could be separated into high-risk and low-risk groups. High-risk patients yielded a median survival rate of 6.9 months. The low-risk group median survival rate reported 31.9 months.

The results of the tests could allow patients to better understand their treatment options. Mesothelioma patients whose tests suggested poor outcomes and are not prime candidates for surgery could be persuaded towards other supportive treatments. Patients with better test results may be more apt to select surgical treatments and may gain a psychological edge from the results.

Source: Asbestos
posted by Elena @ 5:08 AM   4 comments
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