Pleural Mesothelioma

Changes to Staging System for Mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure. Two very important aspects of treating mesothelioma are classification and staging. They are important because they guide treatment and predict outcomes. One system to classify cancers is the TNM system which was created by the IASLC. It classifies cancers[…]

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Multimodal Therapy Helps Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer mainly caused by asbestos exposure. It is a cancer of the mesothelium, which is the lining of certain areas of the body including the lungs. The cancer is aggressive and hard to treat. There is hope though in new surgical and therapy methods.[…]

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Ga-68 FAPI PET Before Immunotherapy (FAPBI)

It is aimed to evaluate FAP expression and its success in predicting treatment response before immunotherapy used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma with Ga68 FAPI PET/CT imaging, which allows in vivo evaluation of FAP expression, which is thought to be associated with immunosuppression and resistance to immunotherapy.

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A Study of VET3-TGI in Patients With Solid Tumors (STEALTH-001)

VET3-TGI is an oncolytic immunotherapy designed to treat advanced cancers. VET3-TGI has not been given to human patients yet, and the current study is designed to find a safe and effective dose of VET3-TGI when administered by direct injection into tumor(s) (called an intratumoral injection) or when given intravenously (into the vein) both alone and in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with solid tumors (STEALTH-001).

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Keytruda and Chemotherapy Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

The U.S Food and Drug Administration has accepted a priority review for a new Supplemental Biologics License Application. This could be a new era in the management of pleural mesothelioma, leading to a better future for those diagnosed with the cancer. The review is looking for approval of Keytruda used[…]

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Palliative Care Improves Lives of Mesothelioma Patients

Palliative care is an essential part of the cancer treatment process. It helps improve the quality of life of people with life threatening illnesses like mesothelioma. It is important for doctors to know the range of symptoms patients experience to help provide the best care possible. Palliative care is a[…]

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Surgery Improves Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

There is a debate about whether surgery for mesothelioma is beneficial. A new study was presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer. The study looked at the survival of pleural mesothelioma patients who had different types of treatment. These included chemotherapy followed by surgery and chemotherapy only. The goal[…]

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