Cases of mesothelioma, deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, on rise: StatsCan

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26th, 2015 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The incidence of mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive cancer, continues to rise. It is now one of the top causes of death in the workplace in Canada. Although the use of new asbestos in Canada has decreased, it remains in old homes and office buildings; it doesn’t just go away.


Radiation before surgery more than doubles mesothelioma survival: UHN study

(TORONTO, Canada – January 20, 2014) – Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first.


CMF announces new online mesothelioma support group

The CMF is proud to announce a brand new initiative on Facebook to enable mesothelioma patients, loved ones and bereaved to connect with one another, share experiences and seek support from others in similar situations.  We are hearing from more and more Canadians citing feelings of loneliness, isolation and helplessness in their struggles with mesothelioma or in caring for a loved one with the disease.  It is our hope that this initiative will help to bring people together to support each other through these difficult times.   


CMF sponsored workshop on the use of PDT in treating meso

In November 2012, the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Mesothelioma Research Program hosted a 2 day visit by Dr. Keith Cengel, a specialist in radiation oncology and photodynamic therapy (PDT) from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Cengel gave two lectures, the first on emerging technologies for image guided radiotherapy followed by a second on photodynamic therapy for mesothelioma and other thoracic diseases. Photodynamic therapy is a promising new treatment for mesothelioma patients that uses light energy to kill cancer cells.


Spike 2012 CMF Volleyball Fundraiser

Please join us June 10, 2012 for the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation's (CMF) second annual volleyball fundraiser. If you like fun people, free entertainment, great food and beach volleyball why not register a team and support this great cause!  To register and for more information, please check out the Spike 2012 website.


CBC The National: Asbestos Screening Fears

CBC March 21, 2012 The National

The deadly damage caused by asbestos has not yet peaked, CBC's Kelly Crowe reports 


CBC The National: Asbestos in the Garage


March 20 2012: Mechanics are being exposed to the deadly carcinogen, which can still be found lurking in local garages, CBC's Margo McDiarmid reports

March 20 2012: Asbestos brake pad ban proposed


North American Declaration to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Disease

Please consider signing this important petition initiated by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Canadian Voices for Asbestos Victims.

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