Asbestos & Mesothelioma Studies

The Protein Inhibitor Tazemetostat Could Soon Treat Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma could soon be treated by tazemetostat, a new protein inhibitor. Research groups at the American Society of Clinical Oncology made presentations speaking about the effectiveness of the drug on different cancers, with one of them being mesothelioma. It was shown to be effective, and could eventually be a second-line[…]

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A Combination of Immunotherapy Drugs Could Help Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer of the mesothelium resulting from asbestos exposure. Many clinical trials have been found to help patients but there is still no cure. People primarily have pleural mesothelioma where the linings of the lungs have cancer, but it can also affect the lining of the abdomen[…]

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Keytruda is Now Approved for Mesothelioma and Other Cancers

Keytruda is now approved for certain mesothelioma patients. The immunotherapy drug has been tested for mesothelioma before, but has not been approved for the treatment of it. The approval is for adult and pediatric cancers with unresectable disease and high mutational burden that have been treated and have no other[…]

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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Does not Improve Survivability in Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is typically used to shrink tumors before surgery to make it easier to remove them. It has been thought that the combination of drugs and surgery can help patients survive longer, but a study at Duke has found that it does not increase survival in pleural mesothelioma patients.[…]

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Nivolumab to Help Treat Mesothelioma

A new study found that the PD-L1 inhibitor nivolumab is effective in mesothelioma. It was tested on patients and showed that it could be a safe and effective treatment for those whose first line treatments have failed. Nivolumab is an immunotherapy drug that helps the immune system fight cancer cells.[…]

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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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