Asbestos & Mesothelioma Studies

Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Resistance Could be Due to Cell Hibernation

Canadian researchers have discovered a cause of chemotherapy resistance in mesothelioma and other cancers. This is great news because this can lead to new treatments being created to combat the incurable cancer. There are other types of treatments approved for mesothelioma, but they might not work and chemotherapy could be[…]

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People with an Inherited Mutation on the BLM Gene Could Be More at Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

New research from the University of Hawaii is showing that the inherited mutation on the BLM gene can increase the chance of getting mesothelioma. The researchers sequenced the DNA of 155 mesothelioma patients. People without the BLM gene were more likely to develop mesothelioma, especially when exposed to carcinogenic asbestos[…]

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery with More organ Removal Can Help Survival

Mesothelioma surgery that removes more of an organ has been found to extend the survival of patients. It also did not increase the chance of severe complications nor did it change the survival benefits of aggressive surgery on patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. The complex surgery also did not negatively affect[…]

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Mesothelioma Symptom Management Tool Links Doctors and Patients with a Smartphone

A study looking at a system that connects doctors and patients with a smartphone is showing that it could make the management of mesothelioma symptoms easier. Mesothelioma is a fast growing and aggressive cancer that has many different physical symptoms. Researchers in the United Kingdom are looking at a mesothelioma[…]

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The Herpes Virus is Being Tested as a Mesothelioma Treatment

An altered herpes virus is being tested in mesothelioma patients, and the results show that it can stabilize the growth of mesothelioma tumors. Half of the patients given the virus responded to the treatment, which is very promising. Thirteen patients were injected with a version of HSV (herpes causing virus)[…]

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Reducing UHRF1 Could Lengthen Mesothelioma Sufferers’ Lives

The protein UHRF1 could help people survive pleural mesothelioma. Research from the National Cancer Institute found this protein. The protein is encoded by the gene with the same name. Researchers in the study believe that it could cause the growth and spread of mesothelioma. The information needs to be confirmed[…]

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A New T-Cell Treatment is Being Tested on Mesothelioma Patients

A new clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is recruiting patients for a pleural mesothelioma study. The treatment involves T-cell therapy and is a very promising treatment for mesothelioma sufferers. The reason the study is being done is ATA2271, which is known as CAR T-cell therapy, was[…]

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New Immuno-Radiology Treatment Being Tested on Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer with a bad prognosis that is primarily caused by asbestos exposure. There is no cure for mesothelioma, so people diagnosed with the disease do not have a great chance of living long past their diagnoses. Clinical trials are people’s best chance of finding a better treatment[…]

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Efficacy of a Maintenance Treatment With TALAzoparib Following First Line Platinum-based Chemotherapy in Malignant MESOthelioma (TALAMESO)

Primary Outcome Measures Non-progression proportion [ Time Frame: 6 month after starting talazoparib ] The non-progression proportion is defined as the proportion of patients free of progression 6 months after talazoparib start. Disease progression will be based on (i) tumor assessment made by the investigators according to the RECIST 1.1 criteria and/or, ii) non-equivocal[…]

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Chemoperfusion Could help Extend Mesothelioma Sufferers’ Lives

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer of the mesothelium, which lines the lungs, heart, abdomen, and tunica vaginalis testis after exposure to asbestos. The most common type is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs. There is no cure, so the best option for people with this cancer is[…]

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