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'Baby boom' carpenters at greatest risk of developing asbestos related cancer

One in 17 British carpenters born in the 1940s will die of mesothelioma - a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos - according to new research* published in...

Mesothelioma deaths to peak by 2015

Deaths from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung cancer, will peak within ten years in the UK and then fall to a much lower level, according to new figures published in...

Asbestos linked to cancer of the ovaries and larynx

Exposure to asbestos, which is known to cause a form of cancer called mesothelioma, has also been shown to cause some cancers of the ovary and larynx (voice box) as well,...

Survey finds widespread ignorance of asbestos, cancer link

A new survey has revealed widespread ignorance of the health risks posed by asbestos, with under a third of tradespeople recognising that it can cause cancer.

NICE to reconsider Alimta ruling

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has said it is to reconsider its decision that a drug for asbestos-related lung cancer should not be...

Cancer Research UK calls for reconsideration of Alimta decision

Cancer Research UK has contacted the health secretary to ask that Nice, the UK drugs regulator, reconsider its decision not to make the lung cancer drug Alimta available...

Experimental vaccine shows early promise against mesothelioma

A vaccine against mesothelioma, a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos, has shown early promise in its first clinical trial.