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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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Mesothelioma Trial Involving UV1 Cancer Vaccine and Immunotherapy

A new mesothelioma clinical trial is taking place in Oslo, Norway. The trial is looking at the UV1 cancer vaccine alongside immunotherapy. The vaccine is a peptide-based drug that activates a T-cell response, allowing the immunotherapy drugs to work better. This will be the first time that UV1 is being[…]

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Keytruda and Tumor Treating Fields Combination Could Soon be Used for Mesothelioma

A clinical trial being tested on lung cancer could potentially be a good treatment for people with mesothelioma. The combination of Keytruda and Tumor Treating Fields is being tested for non-small cell lung cancer. Keytruda is an immune checkpoint inhibitor that allows the immune system to find cancer cells hiding[…]

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Opdivo and Yervoy Combination Could Lengthen Aggressive Mesothelioma Sufferers’ Lives

The combination of Yervoy and Opdivo was tested on mesothelioma and the overall survival was promising.   The overall survival was 18.1 months versus 14.1 months for patients receiving just chemotherapy. This is the first time that a phase III trial had an improved survival with an immunotherapy combination in a[…]

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αPD1-MSLN-CAR T Cells for the Treatment of MSLN-positive Advanced Solid Tumors

Primary Outcome Measures Dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) [ Time Frame: After 28 days of single infusion ] Safety Secondary Outcome Measures Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: After 28 days of single infusion ] Tolerability Objective response rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Month 12 ] Clinical response will be assessed by RECIST 1.1. Progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Month 12 ] PFS of patients receiving[…]

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Genetically Modified T-Cells for the Treatment of Mesothelioma and Other Tumors

Genetically modified T cells are a promising treatment for those suffering from mesothelioma. There is only data from five patients, but the results so far look good. The Phase I part of the study is looking at the safety and efficacy of the treatment and is finding out what dosage[…]

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Intravenous Magnesium in Patients Receiving Cisplatin

Primary Outcome Measures Feasibility and acceptability as measured by participant rates of enrollment [ Time Frame: 6 months ] Feasibility assessed by % of patients that agree to participate. Project feasible if >30% of the patients approached agree to participate Number of Participants With Treatment-Related Adverse Events as Assessed by CTCAE Version 5.0 [ Time Frame: Time[…]

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More Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients Should be Receiving Surgery

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare condition with only 400 cases diagnosed every year. Patients diagnosed with the cancer are not living as long as they could because of the underutilization of surgery. Surgery is only performed on a third of patients even though there are people that would benefit and[…]

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