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New research results show deadly asbestos-related cancer slowed down

Australian scientists, inventors and surgeons worked together in ground-breaking research that has lead to the discovery of a way to slow down the growth of deadly asbestos-related cancer malignant pleural mesothelioma. The break-through underpins a clinical trial due to start in six weeks.

More than 10,000 Australians have died since the early 1980s, with more than 25,000 expected to die over the next four decades, because of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. The cancer can take up to 40 years to develop.

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Prize for ADRI researcher

This year’s finals of the Concord Repatriation General Hospital Early Career Research Awards were held on 22nd and 29th of October at the ANZAC Research Institute. These yearly research prizes are co-sponsored by Concord Hospital and the ANZAC Research Institute and awarded to early career researchers who primarily undertake their work on…

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Why worry about asbestos?

Asbestos is the generic term used for a number of silicate minerals with fibrous crystalline structures. For more than 4,500 years naturally occurring fibrous minerals have been used by humans for their flexibility, strength, chemical inertness and insulation qualities. The Romans used asbestos for its flame-retardant and insulation properties by…

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Professor Ken Takahashi

Professor Ken Takahashi, Director

Professor Ken Takahashi is the Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), University of Sydney.  After graduating from the School of Medicine, Keio University (Japan) and accomplishing clinical residency, he moved to the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan. There he studied and worked for 31 years including…

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