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Channel 7 - Early News
Scientists in Sydney are about to start a clinical trial for a drug to treat mesothelioma.
The trial has been fast tracked by a $1.2m donation. Prof Nico Van Zandwijk, Asbestos Disease Research Centre says we have jumped 1.5 years ahead.

1 Aug 2013

Border Mail – Albury Wodonga
Hope in asbestos cancer battle
AUSTRALIAN scientists have made a breakthrough that brings a glimmer of hope to people with a deadly cancer caused by asbestos. (page 4)

1 Aug 2013

Burnie Advocate – Burnie, Tasmania
Discovery gives hope to asbestos victims (page 16)

1 Aug 2013

Launceston Examiner – Launceston Tasmania
Breakthrough offers hope for asbestos cancer victims (page 8)

1 Aug 2013

Daily Advertiser – Wagga Wagga
Glimmer of hope in asbestos cancer battle (page 14)

1 Aug 2013

Sunraysia Daily – Mildura
AUSTRALIAN scientists have made a breakthrough that brings a glimmer of hope to people with a deadly cancer caused by asbestos. (page 15)

1 Aug 2013

The Australian
Mesothelioma treatment trials. (page 2)

1 Aug 2013

The Age
Cancer advance. (page 12)

1 Aug 2013

The Advertiser - Adelaide
Drug on trial for asbestos cancer. (page 7)

1 Aug 2013

The Mercury - Hobart
Hope for asbestos victims. (page 15)

1 Aug 2013

The Cairns Post
Asbestos hopes. (page 2)

1 Aug 2013

The Townsville Bulletin
Drug tragets killer cancer. (page 8)

1 Aug 2013

The Daily Telegraph
New hope for victims of asbestos disease. (page 16)

1 Aug 2013

The Courier Mail
Cancer drug offer hope. (page 3)

1 Aug 2013

The Newcastle Herald
Asbestos cancer cure bid launched. (page 19)

1 Aug 2013

Special Broadcasting Service
Glimmer of hope in asbestos cancer battle
A woman with the deadly asbestos cancer mesothelioma says she is thrilled to take part in the trial of a possible cure.

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31 Jul 2013

ABC 1 – Hobart
Scientists may be closer to finding a cure for mesothelioma, with a study looking at a drug that could stop tumours growing. The study is being funded by the family of Andrew Lloyd, who died from the disease in 2011. Chris Lloyd, Andrew Lloyd's brother says asbestos is dangerous and suggests that it should be removed from the world. Researchers say if successful the drug could also be used to combat prostate cancer.

31 Jul 2013

ABC 1 - Adelaide
In a world-first study researchers could be a step closer to a mesothelioma cure with a drug that could stop tumours growing, while there are hopes that if successful, it could help retard growth of other cancers including prostate cancer. Funding has been donated by the family of Andrew Lloyd, who died in 2011.

31 Jul 2013

ABC News 24 - Sydney
A world-first study is looking at a drug that could stop mesothelioma-related tumours growing. The study is funded by the family of Andrew Lloyd, who died from mesothelioma. If successful, the drug could be used to treat other conditions, including prostate cancer.

31 Jul 2013

ABC 1 - Brisbane
Scientists may be closer to finding a cure for mesothelioma, with a study looking at a drug that could stop tumours growing. The study is being funded by the family of Andrew Lloyd, who died from the disease in 2011. Chris Lloyd, Andrew Lloyd's brother says asbestos is dangerous and suggests that it should be removed from the world. Researchers say if successful the drug could also be used to combat prostate cancer.

31 Jul 2013

SBS - Sydney
Researchers have announced a world first clinical trial of a new drug that could help to treat patients with mesothelioma.
The asbestos-related cancer has no cure and is relatively common in AUS. The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute says the therapy has shown remarkable results on mice. Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Health, says the government has already invested $16m in asbestos related research.)

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31 Jul 2013

2MCE – Orange
A world first clinical trial will take place in Australia to provide treatment hope to sufferers of mesothelioma.
The announcement of the trial was at the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in Sydney and was attended by Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek.

31 Jul 2013

Channel 7 - Adelaide
Karen Banton, widow of Bernie Banton, is glad to hear of research and funding for asbestos sufferers.
$1,200,000 has been donated to begin clinical trials will begin to stop tumours in their tracks. The medication works by genetically manipulating tumour cells. Asbestos is still in many households with predictions 40,000 more lives could be lost over 20 years.

31 Jul 2013

Channel 7 - Brisbane
Karen Banton, the widow of asbestos campaigner Bernie Banton, says she is excited about a new drug treatment that could save lives.
Clinical trials of the drug have been fast-tracked by a surprise $1.2 million donation from Andrew Lloyd, who died from mesothelioma. The drug works through the genetic manipulation of tumour cells, and a life-saving treatment could be less than three years away. It has potential for other cancers, including lung and prostate tumours.

31 Jul 2013

Channel 7 – Sydney
A world first clinical trial into a new treatment for asbestos related cancer has been given a surprise boost.
Sydney scientists are about to begin a world-first clinical trial, fast-tracked by a surprise $1.2m donation from mesothelioma victim Andrew Lloyd. The treatment may also benefit some lung and prostrate tumours.

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31 Jul 2013

891 ABC Adelaide
A world first clinical trial into a new treatment for asbestos related cancer has been given a surprise boost.
The Asbestos Disease Research Institute was expecting a $250,000 donation from Andrew Lloyd who died from mesothelioma in 2011, but instead $1.2m was donated in a move that has been welcomed by Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek.

31 Jul 2013

702 ABC Sydney
A world first clinical trial into a new treatment for asbestos related cancer has been given a surprise boost.
The Asbestos Disease Research Institute was expecting a $250,000 donation from Andrew Lloyd who died from mesothelioma in 2011, but instead $1.2m was donated in a move that has been welcomed by Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek.

31 Jul 2013

2GB Sydney
A world first clinical trial for a new treatment for asbestos related cancer has been given a surprised boost by the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute.

31 Jul 2013

4KG Brisbane
Australians with mesothelioma could receive a new drug therapy.
A world first clinical trial has been announced today on treating the asbestos-related disease. Professor Nico van Zandwijk, Asbestos Diseases Research Institute says that the cancer is difficult to treat, with more options needed.

31 Jul 2013

The Australian
Glimmer of hope in asbestos cancer battle
AUSTRALIAN scientists have made a breakthrough that brings a glimmer of hope to people with a deadly cancer caused by asbestos. The cancer affects a small percentage of people exposed to asbestos, but it is relatively common in Australia with about 650...

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31 Jul 2013

The Herald Sun
Glimmer of hope in asbestos cancer battle
AUSTRALIAN scientists have made a breakthrough that brings a glimmer of hope to people with a deadly cancer caused by asbestos. The cancer affects a small percentage of people exposed to asbestos, but it is relatively common in Australia with about 650...

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31 Jul 2013

NEWS.com.au
Glimmer of hope in asbestos cancer battle
AUSTRALIAN scientists have made a breakthrough that brings a glimmer of hope to people with a deadly cancer caused by asbestos. The cancer affects a small percentage of people exposed to asbestos, but it is relatively common in Australia with about 650...

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31 Jul 2013

Triple J - Sydney
A world first clinical trial for a new treatment for asbestos related cancer has been given a surprised boost by the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute.

31 Jul 2013

Cruise - Adelaide
A new drug therapy for Australians with mesothelioma could improve treatment of the asbestos-related disease.

31 Jul 2013

"Betty the ADRI House" is now on Facebook!

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23 Jul 2013

Betty the ADRI house visits NSW

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13 Dec 2012

Ballarat renovators at risk from exposure to asbestos. . .  read more >>>

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14 Nov 2012

ADRI Researcher awarded the 2012 Concord Repatriation and General Hospital Early Career Researcher Prize
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. . . read more >>>

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30 Oct 2012

ADRI Researcher awarded the Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research Scholar. Dr Steven Kao was awarded the Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research Scholar. His PhD study concentrated on identifying prognostic markers in malignant pleural mesothelioma. This important work at the ADRI revealed that. . . read more >>>

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23 July 2012

Dr Kao returns to ADRI after a 3 month studentship at Pfizer in La Jolla, California. Dr Kao received a studentship award through the Cancer Institute NSW in 2011.

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5 July 2012

ADRI staff will feature strongly at the upcoming Australian Lung Cancer Conference to be held in Adelaide in August.

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3 July 2012

“Thank you” Della B.Signorelli Foundation
The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation held a Jazz Cocktail Party to thank all their supporters.

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18 Jun 2012

The Australian Financial Review. What can you do about past exposure?

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31 May 2012

ADRI’s study on microRNAs as biomarkers for malignant pleural mesothelioma published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology

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31 May 2012

Ninemsn. Asbestos found on The Block

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28 Apr 2012

Elsevier's SciVerse ScienceDirect - ADRI’s publication is the top most downloaded article for 2011

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26 Apr 2012

Medindia- Researchers Offer Hope For Early Diagnosis of Mesothelioma Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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21 Apr 2012

News Medical - Developments in mesothelioma treatment presented at 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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19 Apr 2012 

Ninemsn.com.au : Hope for early mesothelioma diagnosis

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19 Apr 2012

Media Release: Sydney researchers raise hopes for easier and earlier detection of mesothelioma

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19 Apr 2012

Press Release: Promising Developments in early Diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma

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19 Apr 2012

mediLexicon - Mesothelioma: Promising Developments In Early Diagnosis And Treatment - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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19 Apr 2012

Science Codex - Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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18 Apr 2012

Medcompare - Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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18 Apr 2012

EurekAlert! - Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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18 Apr 2012

RedOrbit - Promising Developments In Early Diagnosis And Treatment Of Mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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18 Apr 2012

Bio-Medicine - Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma - "Detailed analyses of our two independent sample series have shown that miR-625-3p performs as well as any previously proposed protein marker for detecting mesothelioma," Dr Kirschner said.

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18 Apr 2012

ScienceDaily - Promising Developments in Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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18 Apr 2012

Medical Xpress - Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis1

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18 Apr 2012

Doctissimo - Vers un diagnostic plus précoce du mésothélioma?

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18 Apr 2012

Breakthrough Digest Medical News
Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma - Micro RNAs speed diagnosis

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17 Apr 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald: Asbestos, the outlawed fibre with a licence to kill

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8 Apr 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald: Asbestos now affecting third wave of victims

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30 Mar 2012

Dire DIY warning goes out HOME RENOVATORS ON NOTICE

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31 Jan 2012

Concord Cancer Research Boost

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17 Jan 2012

Asbestos Awareness Week

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21-27 Nov 2011

Danger Lurking in Older Houses - Glenn Innes Examiner - Press clipping

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24 Nov 2011

La Fiamma Magazine Article

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23 Nov 2011

Don’t mess with silent killer: If a home was built or renovated in the years leading up to 1985, it most likely contains asbestos.

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16 Nov 2011

Guild Digest - War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW Limited

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Mar 2011

Father’s plight spurs fundraiser - Wyndham Weekly YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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2 Mar 2011

The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation receives national recognition for its support of the Development of National Guidelines for Mesothelioma (La Fiamma Mercoledi 8 Dicembre 2010)

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8 Dec 2010

KOREAN GOVERNMENT SEEKS ADVICE FROM ADRI
The international reputation of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute at Concord Hospital continues to grow, with the most recent visitors being a high-level delegation from the Korean Government.
ADRI Director, Professor Nico van Zandwijk, welcomed the group recently by praising Korea as one of the few nations, which along with Australia, has placed a total ban on the use of asbestos. Read More > > >  

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Nov 2010

AUSTRALIA’S NEW ASBESTOS DISEASES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
ADRI identifies a new tumour marker for mesothelioma!
Asbestos Awareness Week Is - 20-27 November
New research conducted by the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) (the world’s first stand-alone research facility dedicated to asbestos-related diseases) has identified a new tumour marker for mesothelioma – a breakthrough toward better treating patients with a disease that has an average survival time of only 6-18 months after diagnosis.Read More > > >  

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Nov 2010

Call for asbestos register to stop another toll 
Heath Gilmore HIGHER EDUCATION
A LEADING asbestos researcher wants to set up a register of NSW landfill sites containing Read More > > >  

Newspaper Article 

9 Oct 2010

Donati dalla Biaggio Signorelli Foundation all’ Asbestos Diseases Research Institute. 125.000 dollari per combatere il mesothelioma

La Fiamma Anno LX11 – No.139

22 July 2010

Donati dalla Biaggio Signorelli Foundation all’ Asbestos Diseases Research Institute. 125.000 dollari per combatere il mesothelioma

La Fiamma Anno LX11 – No.139

22 July 2010

On the 30th April the then Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard lauched the Australian Mesothelioma Registry at ADRI.
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30 April 2010

Antibodies, Biomarkers, & Diagnostic tests

Interview at ELCC

28 April till 
1 May 2010

Prevention through Education - Think before you Drill

Press Release

Mar, 2010

ADRI Joins Forces - Union Aid Abroad

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Feb, 2010

Mp3 of Professor Zandwijk on Asbestos

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Dec, 2009

Slater & Gordon’s Asbestos Research Fund. 
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11 Sept 2009

Launch of the Bernie Banton Foundation at the Bernie Banton Centre
7pm TV News NSW Published: Friday, September 11, 2009 7:50 AEST

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11 Sept 2009

KIller Carpet: Union Demands Asbestos Inspections:
by By Carly Laird: web site

World today Audio File

25 Aug 2009

Prime Minister opens Bernie Banton Centre

Concord Connection

Autumn 2009

Opening of Asbestos Diseases Research Institute at the Bernie Banton centre

ANZAC Research Institute discovery

Apr 2009

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Bernie Banton Centre

Parliament of New South Wales, Hansard

2 Apr 2009

New Bernie Banton Centre to Fight Asbestos Cancer

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Autumn 2009

The Bernie Banton Centre acquires an artwork recently from Central Art

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31 Mar 2009

New lifeline for asbestosis sufferers

The National

9 Mar 2009

Prevention through Education - Think before you Drill

Press Release

Mar  2010

Opening of Bernie Banton Centre

HealthMatters

Feb 2009

PM pledges $5m to fit out asbestos labs

Inner-West Weekly

29 Jan 2009

Bernie Banton will never be forgotten

Parramatta Sun

28 Jan 2009

Tribute to Bernie

Hills Shire Times

27 Jan 2009

Asbestos battler lives on in name

Hills News

27 Jan 2009

Bernie battled tirelessly to raise awareness of asbestos-related diseases' Banton's legacy Centre opens in tough times

Inner Western Suburbs Courier

27 Jan 2009

Banton legacy lives on with $5m from Rudd

Daily Liberal

22 Jan 2009

PM backs Banton research centre Western

Advocate

22 Jan 2009

Asbestos centre a 'world first'

Border Mail

22 Jan 2009

Asbestos research

Sydney Morning Herald

22 Jan 2009

Asbestos Unit $5m pledge

Adelaide Advertiser

22 Jan 2009

Asbestos research

Daily Telegraph

22 Jan 2009

$5m to fight disease

Geelong Advertiserr

22 Jan 2009

NSW: World-first asbestos centre to research and treat patients

AAP Newswire

22 Jan 2009

Australian asbestos fighter Banton honoured

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22 Jan 2009

Rudd opens asbestos disease institute

The Age

21 Jan 2009

$5 Million for Bernie Banton Centre

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21 Jan 2009

New $12 million Bernie Banton Centre opens to fight asbestos related diseases

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21 Jan 2009

World's largest asbestos institute opened

SBS World News

21 Jan 2009

Kevin Rudd, Australian PM, has officially opened the Asbestos Diseases Research institute (Bernie Banton Centre) at Sydney's Concord Hospital

ABC 702

21 Jan 2009

Unions are calling on the government to open an enquiry into asbestos in Australia. Kevin Rudd, PM is about to open the Asbestos Disease Research Institute at Concord Hospital

ABC 702

21 Jan 2009

Rudd officially pen the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute at Concord

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21 Jan 2009

Rudd opens Bernie Banton asbestos research centre

ABC News

21 Jan 2009