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Breakthrough In Treatment of Mesothelioma 

Scientists have hailed a new drug developed to treat asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma as the most significant breakthrough in the fight against the disease in two decades.  The drug, ADI-PEG20 (pegargiminase), was tested alongside chemotherapy in an...

Parliamentary Debate on Asbestos in Workplace

The recent parliamentary debate on Asbestos in Workplaces - held on 8 April 2023 in Westminster Hall - was a significant step towards addressing the ongoing risks of asbestos in public buildings. During the debate, the need for a central register of all public...

Research into the causes of mesothelioma

The UK continues to be at the forefront globally of innovation in medical research and clinical trials for the development of new treatments and medicines for cancer patients. Clinical research and medical trials are a vital part of the cancer treatment development...

Asbestos in schools: Are women teachers especially at risk of mesothelioma?

Michael Osbourne recently wrote an article for HASAG Asbestos Disease Support discussing how women teachers are especially at risk of mesothelioma, according to recent research. If you would like to discuss your asbestos-related disease claim with us, then give us a...

HASAG Asbestos Disease Support – Living, breathing and inhabiting the world of mesothelioma in 2023.

Last week on 26th January 2023, some of the Larcomes Asbestos Claims team attended the HASAG Asbestos Disease Support Living, breathing and inhabiting the world of mesothelioma in 2023. Michael Osborne of Larcomes gave a short talk on inquests, alongside other...

Rise in Deaths Due to Asbestos Exposure

According to the latest statistics from the HSE, there has been a 6% rise in deaths to 2,544 due to Mesothelioma, a cancer that can be caused by past exposure to asbestos, compared with the 2019 number of deaths. Asbestos Related Disease Statistics 2022 The report...

Asbestos outbreak in Elstree Studios causes delays in production of The Crown

Earlier this year, it was reported by The Sun newspaper that one of Britain's most prominent TV studios was forced to delay many major productions, including The Crown, while health and safety checks are being carried out. According to reporter’s sources, parts of...

Is Asbestos Still Used Today?

The importation, supply and use of asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999. However, before it was banned, asbestos was widely used by various industries and in many products, including insulation material for residential and commercial buildings. Workers in...

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