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Author Profile: Jeffrey Paul

About Jeffrey Paul

Who I am: I’m a Boston-based author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, a former university instructor of English, and a good, old-fashioned book nerd. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m playing power forward on an adult-league basketball squad, following my local, New England sports franchises, and geeking out to the latest hip-hop releases.

What I do: I’m the content editor for Mesothelioma Help Now.

What motivates me: As both a health nut and a news junkie, I believe very much in the power of making the latest and most relevant information available to the public. Further, as the son of a cancer survivor, I’m a major advocate for providing helpful resources and news to both cancer patients who are undergoing treatment and their loving caretakers.

7 Mesothelioma Symptoms You Cannot Ignore

Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos, can prove difficult for physicians to diagnose. This is because early symptoms of the disease are sometimes mild and can easily go unnoticed. If you know or suspect you may have been exposed to asbestos, it’s important to understand the subtle ways in which mesothelioma can …

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Help All Cancer Patients

We have seen it in science fiction movies for decades – from last year’s Oscar-contender Ex Machina, to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and all the way back to the 1920s, when Metropolis came to theaters; the human race both fears for and obsesses over the looming possibility of robots, or artificial intelligence (AI), …

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Major Reform to the TSCA Expected in 2016

Major changes are in the works for how the U.S. regulates the usage of dangerous and toxic substances. In fact, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) is “confident” that these changes will take place in 2016. This means that the use of hazardous chemicals and substances, like asbestos, may soon be subject to much tougher restrictions …

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Firefighters Devastated by High Cancer Rates, Laws Are Slow to Change

In February, a team of firefighters in Orlando, Florida were sent to a boarded-up apartment complex for training. Several firefighters voiced concerns about the safety of the building, including whether or not it contained asbestos. Supervisors and city officials brushed the brave men and women off until one of their ranks, engineer Robert Goldenberg, dug …

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New 3-Drug Combo Improves Survival for Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers confirm that a new triple medication combination shows “statistically” significant progress in treating mesothelioma — a devastating thoracic cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs. The results of a Phase III trial show that when taken together, the chemotherapy drugs Bevacizumab, also known as Avastin®, along with Altima® (Pemetrexed) and Cisplatin, provide a …

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New Study Questions the Mesothelioma Staging Guidelines

For decades now, incremental advances have been made in the treatment of mesothelioma — but there is still a lot more to be learned about this complex and devastating disease caused by asbestos. While many new studies and trials focus on cutting-edge technologies in the hopes of finding a “cure,” a recent study published in …

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Integrated Research: A Comprehensive Way to Study Mesothelioma

From Clinical Trials to Integrated Research Clinical Trials Clinical trials in medicine are based on research of people with diseases. They usually take place in a hospital or clinic. Clinical trials can help researchers understand several things about medicine and about certain diseases. These may include how to better diagnose a disease, who responds to …

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Smart Nanocrystals Are Shaking up Cancer Treatment

With President Obama’s new Moonshot Initiative announced last month, everyone is curious to see the evolvement in cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, because the initiative is so new, at this time we can only speculate. What research will be done? What new technologies and treatment methods will be discovered? How different will a cancer diagnosis …

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