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New York Mesothelioma Attorney Applauds Indications of Gene

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									New York Mesothelioma Attorney Applauds Indications of Gene Therapy
Advances Against Disease
Joseph W. Belluck of New York’s Belluck & Fox, LLP, says research represents ‘new hope’ for
many victims of disease linked to asbestos exposure, such as mesothelioma.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 -- New York mesothelioma attorneyJoseph W. Belluck today praised
indications of a major advance in gene therapy for battling the aggressive, usually fatal form of cancer.

Belluck referred to clinical trial results at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Daniel
Sterman of the school recently discussed the results in a teleconference.

“This research represents new hope for many who live with mesothelioma,” said Belluck of New York City’s
Belluck & Fox, LLP. The nationally recognized law firm represents mesothelioma patients and other asbestos
victims in New York and across the country.

“While Dr. Sterman cautioned that the results are preliminary, this news should inspire optimism in many
mesothelioma patients,” Belluck said.

Sterman discussed the research as part of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s “Meet the Experts”
series earlier this month.

He said that he expects to formally present results soon that show an 80 percent response rate to a combination
of gene therapy and standard chemotherapy in mesothelioma victims. Sterman’s results for tumor shrinkage
would represent a rate that is double the rate of other treatments, he said.

“Our goal ... is to turn [mesothelioma] from a death sentence into a chronic disease that people can live with for
years,” Sterman told the teleconference audience.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdomen. It is typically associated with exposure to
asbestos, a naturally occurring heat- and fire-resistant mineral fiber that has been used in a variety of industrial
and consumer products.

Many mesothelioma victims manifest symptoms of the disease years or even decades after exposure to asbestos
in the workplace. It is eventually fatal. However, patients diagnosed early in the course of the disease can see
their lives prolonged with aggressive therapy.

“Any advance in research is important for those who have this disease now and for those who may develop it in
the years ahead,” Belluck said.

Belluck added that victims of mesothelioma or asbestosis who think their disease was caused by workplace
asbestos exposure or from consumer products should seek the help of an experienced mesothelioma lawyer to
evaluate their claim for compensation.

“We’ve seen the devastating impact of mesothelioma on asbestos exposure victims and their families, and the
ongoing pain and expense that goes along with it,” Belluck said. “Mesothelioma victims deserve help with this



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terrible burden.”

About Belluck & Fox, LLP

Belluck & Fox, LLP, is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and
mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. The
firm provides personalized and professional representation and has won over $400 million in compensation for
clients and their families.

Partner Joseph W. Belluckis AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, New
York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous
cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent
asbestos case that settled for more than $12 million.

Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named to the Best
Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and to Super Lawyers. On
two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdict of the Year. He
recently secured verdicts of $32 million and more than $19 million on behalf of individuals who had contracted
mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.

In September, Belluck & Fox, LLP, won a coveted spot on a list of America's best law firms, which was
published jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine. The listing showcased 8,782
different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.

For more information, contact the firm at (877) 637-6843 or through the online contact form




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Joseph W. Belluck
Belluck & Fox, LLP
http://www.mesotheliomahelp.net/
(877) 695-2909

Mike Dayton
Consultwebs.com
http://www.consultwebs.com
(919) 880-1748


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