Asbestos & Mesothelioma Studies

Galinpepimut-S Alongside Opdivo Improves Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Sellas Life Sciences recently reported results from its Phase I clinical trial showing that survival was improved in pleural mesothelioma patients due to its treatment. The trial looked at the treatment called galinpepimut-S (GPS), an immunotherapy vaccine. There were 10 patients in the study with relapsed or refractory mesothelioma. Nine[…]

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Breath Test Could Improve Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

A new way to diagnose mesothelioma may have been discovered. Researchers have found that the exhaled breath of patients could have the potential to be a screening tool for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The information was presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2023 World Conference on[…]

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Occupational and Environmental Exposure to Asbestos Reduces Longevity in Patients

Mesothelioma is a hard cancer to treat that is mainly caused by asbestos. People with this cancer typically do not live very long after diagnosis, but some people live longer than expected. A study recently published in the journal Toxics looked at people with mesothelioma and asbestos-caused lung cancer. All[…]

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Altered CAR-T Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy is an innovative and groundbreaking way to treat cancer. It uses the immune system to fight and kill cancer cells. One immunotherapy treatment that is showing good results for certain cancers is called CAR-T cell therapy, which is able to target specific proteins on cancer cells. One of the[…]

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ADI-PEG 20 is Being Tested on Non-Epithelioid Mesothelioma

Polaris Group recently announced an application for a rolling submission of a new mesothelioma treatment. The Biologic License Application is the first step in becoming approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The treatment, known as ADI-PEG 20, is for the use on non-epithelioid mesothelioma patients alongside pemetrexed and platinum[…]

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Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy Improve Survival in Patients

Pleural mesothelioma, a cancer mainly caused by asbestos, is a hard cancer to treat. Diagnosis usually occurs when it is in a late stage, leading to limited treatment options. New clinical trials are always being performed to try to find a new treatment approach that could possibly extend the lives[…]

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Checkmate743 Showed Higher Toxicity in a Real World Setting

A group of Australian patients receiving Checkmate743 therapy saw higher levels of toxicity compared to CheckMate743 clinical trial patients. Checkmate743 consists of a dual treatment of ipilimumab and nivolumab and is the standard of care for patients with unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Unresectable means patients are not able to receive surgery[…]

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A New Biomarker Could Help Doctors Diagnose Mesothelioma

A new biomarker has been found for the diagnosis of mesothelioma by scientists in Japan. Information from this research could revolutionize how mesothelioma is diagnosed and treated in the future. Mesothelioma is a hard cancer to diagnose because it shares symptoms with other cancers. Cancers it can look like include[…]

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Extended Pleurectomy and Decortication Surgery Worse than Just Receiving Chemotherapy

Extended pleurectomy decortication surgery combined with chemotherapy is associated with worse outcomes compared to just chemotherapy alone. Researchers looked at extended pleurectomy and decortication surgery alongside chemotherapy and found that there are worse survival outcomes, a higher chance of serious adverse events, and a diminished quality of life compared to[…]

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