Latest Immunotherapy Treatments

Galinpepimut-S and Nivolumab are Effective and Safe for Mesothelioma

The combination of galinpepimut-S and nivolumab is showing promising results for mesothelioma. The study looked at patients who were refractory or relapsed after at least one standard treatment. The combination met safety and efficacy standards for treatment, leading to a completed phase one trial. The median overall survival, which was[…]

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Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy Improve Survival in Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

The mix of chemotherapy and pembrolizumab extended survival in patients with pleural mesothelioma. It was given as a first line treatment to adults with the cancer. Data shows that pembrolizumab and chemotherapy reduced death by 21 percent compared to chemotherapy alone. Doctors like the combination of pembrolizumab and chemotherapy because[…]

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Researchers Tried to Determine Which Second Line Treatment is Best for Mesothelioma

Researchers from China tried to determine whether immunotherapy or chemotherapy is better as a second line treatment option for relapsed pleural mesothelioma. There is no current standard therapy for people whose mesothelioma comes back, which makes it hard for doctors to make treatment decisions for patients. Mesothelioma is very aggressive,[…]

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YAP/TEAD Inhibitor is Showing Promising Results for Mesothelioma and NF2-Mutant Cancers

A YAP/TEAD inhibitor is showing promising results for people with mesothelioma and other cancers. The inhibitor, known as VT3989, was well tolerated and had good anti-tumor effects in cancer patients with mesothelioma and NF2 mutations. Results were recently published from the first human study. Seven of 69 patients had radiological[…]

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Keytruda Helps Improve Survival for Mesothelioma When Used Alongside Chemotherapy

Keytruda is showing promising results for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Researchers found that the combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and chemotherapy lead to a better survival in patients versus chemotherapy alone. Mesothelioma is a hard-to-treat cancer with no cure. It can be found in the linings of the lungs, abdomen,[…]

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A Vaccine to Prevent and Treat Mesothelioma Could be Possible in the Future

A vaccine for lung cancer could possibly lead to a vaccine for mesothelioma. The lung cancer immunotherapy drug CIMAvax-EFG is making great progress, and because of this progress, researchers are utilizing the treatment in new ways. The researchers are trying to see how the vaccine can be used to prevent[…]

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Cytokine Factories to Treat Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A new study from Rice University in Houston is showing promising results for mesothelioma. It utilizes the immune system to fight cancer cells. The protein that is being studied is interleukin 2 (IL2), which is a protein that regulates white blood cells through the use of cytokines, a cell signal[…]

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Opdivo and Yervoy After Mesothelioma Surgery Improves Survival

There might be more options for treating mesothelioma. A study looked at the combination of Opdivo and Yervoy after surgery. The study was performed at the Hyogo College of Medicine in Japan. Opdivo and Yervoy, which were recently approved for the treatment of mesothelioma, improved survival when administered after surgery.[…]

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A Treatment Involving Checkpoint Inhibitors Before Surgery is Showing Promising Results for Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy before aggressive surgery shows great promise for pleural mesothelioma. The combination has shown that it can improve survival for a group of patients with pleural mesothelioma in a phase II study at Baylor College of Medicine. The treatment uses two immune checkpoint inhibitors, durvalumab and tremelimumab. The two drugs[…]

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Gavo-Cel Moving to Phase II Trial for Mesothelioma

A study looking at T-cell therapy for mesothelioma is going to phase II of the clinical trial process. Researchers are trying to find out how effective the treatment is when combined with an approved immunotherapy combination. Researchers are looking at the relationship between gavocabtagene autoleucel (gavo-cel) with the combination of[…]

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