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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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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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Radiation and Immunotherapy Combination Improves Survival in Lung Cancer Patients

A new study looking at low dose radiation and immunotherapy is showing promising results for non-small cell lung cancer. Patients treated with the combination had higher progression free survival compared to patients who received immunotherapy alone. Research was completed at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian as well as at Columbia University[…]

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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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CIRT Radiation Therapy Beneficial for Lung Cancer Patients

Surgery is usually the first choice for patients and doctors for the treatment of early-stage cancer. There are other options though like radiotherapy. A special type of radiotherapy called Carbon-ion radiotherapy (CIRT)has become popular with doctors.  A study in Japan showing how the therapy can benefit patients with early-stage lung[…]

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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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Inhibiting YB-1 Can Help Improve Mesothelioma Treatments

Researchers in Vienna, Austria recently found a protein that could help treat mesothelioma patients. Researchers found the oncoprotein YB-1 which, when targeted, could make pleural mesothelioma more sensitive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The results of the study were published in the medical journal “Cancer Letters.” The study builds on earlier[…]

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