Novel Treatments & Drugs

An Inhaled Vaccine Could Potentially Help Mesothelioma Patients in the Future

An inhaled vaccine could be used for mesothelioma treatment soon. Research done at MIT is showing that the inhaled vaccine can trigger an immune response for certain infections and possibly lung-based cancers. This is great news for people with mesothelioma. Lung infections typically start on mucosal membranes, so researchers created[…]

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Second Mesothelioma Surgeries Can Help Extend Lives and Improve Quality of Life of Patients

Surgery can be hard on the body, but it can help some mesothelioma patients if done a second time. People could still have a good quality of life and even an extended survival if they undergo the aggressive surgery. This surgery is not common and would not be recommended for[…]

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ONCOS-102 Improves Pleural Mesothelioma Survival

There is promising new data from the makers of ONCOS-102 that shows that the treatment can help improve the long-term survival of mesothelioma patients. ONCOS-102 was recently given Fast-Track approval by the FDA to speed up its development. ONCOS-102 is a modified adenovirus that infects cancer cells. The new mesothelioma[…]

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The ONCOS-102 Vaccine Was Just Given the Fast-Track Designation

The ONCOS-102 immunotherapy vaccine was given the Fast-Track Designation, which will speed up regulatory approval. The vaccine is used to treat mesothelioma and other cancers. Targovax, which developed the treatment, is taking this as an endorsement from the FDA. Targovax is a small biotech company that mainly works with oncolytic[…]

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SMART Mesothelioma Procedure Could Extend the Lives of Certain Mesothelioma Patients

Accelerated high dose radiation before surgery created a 65.9 month survival for mesothelioma patients. They were part of a clinical trial in Toronto at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center. The study is named SMART, an acronym for Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy. There were 96 patients who were treated[…]

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The ONCOS-102 Vaccine is Still Showing Promising Results

The ONCOS-102 immunotherapy vaccine is still showing promising results. Information from November shows when patients take the treatment with chemotherapy, it helped patients survive a minimum of 18.2 months. The median overall survival was four months better in the experimental group compared to the control group. Targovax, the maker of[…]

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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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Quinacrine has Anti-Cancer Effects on Mesothelioma Cells

Pleural mesothelioma is a devastating cancer of the mesothelium, which is a lining of different organs. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural, which affects the lining of the lungs while the second most common is peritoneal, which surrounds the lining of the abdomen. New treatments are constantly 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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