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CMF hosts mesothelioma awareness conference

DCN News Services
CMF hosts mesothelioma awareness conference

TORONTO — The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF) is hosting an event today (Nov. 26) dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of asbestos and one of the devastating diseases it causes — mesothelioma.

“Asbestos-related diseases are by far the number one cause of death in the workplace,” said CMF in a statement. “Mesothelioma is almost exclusively linked to exposure to asbestos. Yet many of us have never heard of it.”

Canadian mesothelioma experts will share information about when those exposed to asbestos should be screened for mesothelioma, how to recognize mesothelioma symptoms and promising treatments.

The all-day conference also includes international experts on mesothelioma including:

Dr. Dean Fennell, chair of Thoracic Medical Oncology at the Cancer Research U.K. Centre Leicester, University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Emanuela Taioli, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology, and director of the Center for the Study of Thoracic Diseases Outcomes, Mount Sinai, NYC. She is a well-recognized epidemiologist who will speak about the importance of developing a patient registry for mesothelioma.

The CMF event will be held at the MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., Toronto.

CMF states their initiatives are widely supported by unions, workers compensation organizations, businesses in the building trades industry and law firms fighting for compensation for victims of asbestos exposure.

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