Smithsonian Museum Embattled With Employee Over Asbestos Exposure

The Smithsonian is one of our nation’s most treasured museums. It is also one of the countless buildings in the country that was built with asbestos-containing materials. And though the presence of such hazardous materials has been known for more than 17 years, upper management has been accused of failing to raise awareness and follow… Continue reading Smithsonian Museum Embattled With Employee Over Asbestos Exposure

Esophageal Stents As a Palliative Care Measure for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, a cancer that invades the wall lining of the lungs and other internal organs, is a particularly difficult type of cancer to treat. Almost universally related to the inhalation of asbestos particles, treatment of advanced stages of the disease is largely palliative. Palliative health care refers to the focus of relieving symptoms and pain… Continue reading Esophageal Stents As a Palliative Care Measure for Mesothelioma

Making Patients Sicker May Help Them Fight Cancer

It’s clear that the human immune system is really no match for cancer. At least, this has been the conventional wisdom for quite some time. Yet, scientists know the immune system fights cancer, and therefore have hypothesized that if we can optimize our body’s defense system it could potentially be able to fight tumors. In… Continue reading Making Patients Sicker May Help Them Fight Cancer