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Here are a couple of mesothelioma-related stories making headlines this week:

  • Research for Earlier Mesothelioma Detection:In a study being conducted by the Department of Computer Science at San Diego State University and funded by the National Cancer Institute, a group of California researchers are looking into improving mesothelioma diagnosis with blood tests.  Those conducting the study believe a different type of evaluation, one that looks for abnormal sugars, may provide a valuable tool for earlier detection.
  • Labor to Lead Push for Global Ban on Asbestos: With more than one-third of the world’s nations increasing their use of asbestos, industry experts fear a rise in mesothelioma cases and other asbestos related diseases.  For this reason, Australia’s Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, is leading a movement aimed at pushing for a global ban on asbestos.  

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