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A Study of Oral 7HP349 (Alintegimod) in Combination With Ipilimumab Followed by Nivolumab Monotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures Number of participants treated with Alintegimod monotherapy with treatment related adverse events as assessed by CTCAEv5.0 Number of participants treated with Alintegimod in combination with treatment related adverse events as assessed by CTCAEv5.0 Define RPTDs for Alintegimod Secondary Outcome Measures Characterize Pharmacokinetics of Alintegimod monotherapy by measuring[…]

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A Study of Oral 7HP349 (Alintegimod) in Combination With Ipilimumab Followed by Nivolumab Monotherapy

This study is an open-label Phase Ib (Part A) dose escalation followed by a blinded, randomized, multi cohort Phase 2a (Part B) comparison of combination vs. reference regimens.

Currently study will only be enrolling the Phase 1b and the Phase 2a protocol requirements will be added to the study near completion of the Phase 1b

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Exposure to Asbestos With BAP1 Mutation Increases Risk of Mesothelioma

In a study presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2024, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center showed that mice with a BAP1 germline mutation, after exposure to small levels of asbestos, had a greater chance of developing malignant mesothelioma. The study is being published in[…]

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Researchers Looked at Fibroblasts to Determine Their Role in Mesothelioma Growth

Malignant mesothelioma is a hard cancer to treat and is mainly caused by asbestos. It was widely used in construction, steel mills, and other industries. Mesothelioma is especially hard to treat because it grows and spreads quickly. There are unfortunately not many options for the treatment of mesothelioma. It takes[…]

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Targeting uPARAP Could Improve Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a hard cancer to treat that has low survival rates. This makes it a problem for doctors and researchers. A new study is looking to change this by looking at the collagen receptor uPARAP. The current clinical trial is looking at uPARAP, a protein that is found in[…]

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3D Printing and Optical Scanning Can Improve Mesothelioma Treatment

New treatments and technologies offer hope for mesothelioma patients. One technology, 3D printing and optical scanning, has the potential to help those suffering with mesothelioma. The technologies refine and enhance what is known as photodynamic therapy, a promising new approach for the management of mesothelioma. Photodynamic therapy is a unique[…]

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Exercise to Boost Immunity in Advanced Cancer (BICEP)

The trial is a prospective feasibility trial conducted in Sheffield. Recruitment will include twenty patients receiving first line palliative immunotherapy for advanced, unresectable or metastatic mesothelioma and patients receiving first line systemic anti-cancer treatment for pancreatic cancer. Patients will attend the AWRC for a supervised exercise session once a week to include aerobic exercise along with an unsupervised weekly exercise session for 3 months. Blood samples will be collected at baseline and then monthly for 3 months, pre and post the supervised exercise session. Cytokine, myokine and immune cell concentration will be analysed using cytokine bead-based multiplex immune assays and RNA-seq to full profile changes in gene and protein expression

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