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The Herpes Virus is Being Tested as a Mesothelioma Treatment

An altered herpes virus is being tested in mesothelioma patients, and the results show that it can stabilize the growth of mesothelioma tumors. Half of the patients given the virus responded to the treatment, which is very promising. Thirteen patients were injected with a version of HSV (herpes causing virus)[…]

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Research is Showing That Mesothelioma Patients Could Benefit from Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 could potentially be used to slow down mesothelioma. There are promising results coming from a study in Italy studying the possibilities of Vitamin D3 on mesothelioma cells. Results from the study are showing that it could prevent mesothelioma cells from growing and spreading. Calcitriol, the biologically active form[…]

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Reducing UHRF1 Could Lengthen Mesothelioma Sufferers’ Lives

The protein UHRF1 could help people survive pleural mesothelioma. Research from the National Cancer Institute found this protein. The protein is encoded by the gene with the same name. Researchers in the study believe that it could cause the growth and spread of mesothelioma. The information needs to be confirmed[…]

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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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A New Study is Looking at the Combination of Keytruda and ONCOS-102

A new combination of two existing drugs is being tested to treat mesothelioma. Merck and Targovax, which have the drugs Keytruda (pembrolizumab), an immunotherapy drug, and ONCOS-102, a modified adenovirus, are working together in the study. They can both be used on their own alongside chemotherapy to treat mesothelioma, but[…]

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The Protein Inhibitor Tazemetostat Could Soon Treat Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma could soon be treated by tazemetostat, a new protein inhibitor. Research groups at the American Society of Clinical Oncology made presentations speaking about the effectiveness of the drug on different cancers, with one of them being mesothelioma. It was shown to be effective, and could eventually be a second-line[…]

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Could Soon be used on Mesothelioma Patients

An immunotherapy treatment that utilizes T cells to fight cancer may soon be covered by Medicare for mesothelioma patients. Immunotherapy is still an emerging set of cancer treatments that utilizes the patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer cells. The specific treatment that uses T cells is called[…]

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Mesothelioma Diagnosis Rates Have Remained Stable even though Mesothelioma Survival has Improved

It was found that the number of pleural mesothelioma diagnoses has stayed the same, while the survival rate for people with the disease has slightly improved. Once asbestos was not used as much because of multiple regulations, the number of diagnoses of mesothelioma was predicted to go down. Instead, the[…]

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Phase I Clinical Trial Yields Positive Results In Latest Immunotherapy Treatment

The immune system is the body’s first line of defense when fighting off any illness, attacking foreign organisms or other substances that may harm or threaten the over health of the body. When the immune system is compromised, the body is unable to fight infections and becomes weak as the[…]

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