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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   7 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
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