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$1 Billion Set Aside for Georgia-Pacific Asbestos Trust Fund

Bestwall LLC, an affiliate of Georgia-Pacific, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2017 due to a high volume of asbestos lawsuits. Bestwall exposed consumers to products with asbestos, a material that can cause mesothelioma, for decades. In August 2020, Georgia-Pacific announced it will put $1 billion into a trust fund for those who developed asbestos-related…

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Mesothelioma TTFields: What You Need To Know

A new treatment for late-stage pleural mesothelioma may help patients live longer. Mesothelioma tumor treating fields (TTFields) administer electrical currents to disrupt cell division and prevent the cancer from growing. In an initial study, the median survival rate for mesothelioma patients increased by over 30% as a result of this treatment. What Are Mesothelioma TTFields?…

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Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Combo May Improve Mesothelioma Survival

When used together, chemotherapy and immunotherapy may hold promise for mesothelioma patients. Researchers found that this combination could help patients live up to eight months longer than if they only received chemotherapy. Clinical Trial Results Showed Mesothelioma Patients Lived Longer A new clinical trial combined chemotherapy and immunotherapy to treat mesothelioma. The results of this…

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