Asbestos & Mesothelioma Studies

Doctors Will Soon be Able to Test if Surgery is Safe for Mesothelioma Patients

Doctors could soon know if surgery is the best option for mesothelioma patients. Surgery is one of the most effective ways to improve patients’ lives. The problem is that undergoing surgery is very stressful on people’s bodies, especially when they have cancer. It is better to know if surgery can[…]

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2019 Mesothelioma Treatments in Review

There have been many different advances in medicine benefitting mesothelioma patients, and over the course of 2019, different clinical trials have shown that there is still hope for them. One of the clinical trials in 2019 studied Nivolumab, also called Opdivo, as a first- and second-line treatment for mesothelioma. The[…]

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Oncolytic Viruses with Standard Chemotherapy can Help Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a cancer with a poor prognosis. People who are diagnosed do not normally have many options, but can at least have hope because of different clinical trials. Clinical trials can help find new treatments and medications to better help mesothelioma sufferers. A clinical trial in Oslo, Norway is[…]

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Two Substances Used to Treat Different Cancers Could Potentially Help Mesothelioma Patients

Two drugs could soon be used together to treat the most aggressive form of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer with very few options for treatment. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy can be used to extend patients’ lives, but they cannot be used to completely cure the disease. There is still hope[…]

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New Molecular Compound May Improve Chemotherapy Treatment for those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Researchers from MIT and Duke may have found a way to make chemotherapy treatments more effective. Chemotherapy is usually the first treatment that is used in people diagnosed with cancer. It can be helpful, but cancers can have different responses and resistances to it. This new research can help make[…]

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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy vs Pleurectomy and Decortication

There are different procedures to help those suffering from mesothelioma, including the extrapleural pneumonectomy and the combination of pleurectomy and decortication. Both procedures have their benefits and drawbacks, but doctors have not tested to see which procedure has a better outcome for patients. Both surgeries remove tumors from the patients’[…]

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New Clinical Trial Testing Effectiveness of Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy Before Surgery

Mesothelioma, the cancer of the linings of different organs, but primarily the lungs, has a poor prognosis and survival rate for those who are diagnosed. Since there is no cure, treatments helping to extend people’s lives need to be tested. Clinical trials help doctors find new ways to treat mesothelioma[…]

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CRISPR Could be used on Mesothelioma Patients Soon

Using CRISPR, scientists may be able to treat mesothelioma patients. They are testing the safety of CRISPR on cancer patients, and this could have large effects on future patients including those suffering from mesothelioma. CRISPR gene editing is a technique created by scientists that mimics the way bacteria cells defend[…]

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There is a Possible New Way to Diagnose Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers have possibly found a less invasive way to diagnose pleural mesothelioma. By looking at the patient’s medical history and using CT scans, researchers at the Universite Laval in Quebec have found that imaging technology can be used potentially to benefit very sick patients. Doctors have never been able to[…]

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First FDA Approved Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years to be Used Soon

A new cancer treatment using electricity has been approved for use in mesothelioma patients. The NovoTTF-100L uses Tumor Treating Fields, which are electric signals tuned to a specific frequency, to disrupt cancerous cell division. The fields are applied to the patient with adhesive bandages and are used for at least[…]

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