Pleural Mesothelioma

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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SAKK 17/18 (ORIGIN) MPM & NSCLC >1st Line Gemci & Atezo Ph II

Primary Outcome Measures Primary endpoint for cohort 1: Objective response rate (ORR) according to RECIST 1.1 [ Time Frame: At the date of tumor assessment according to RECIST 1.1, assessed up to 2 years after registration ] ORR according to RECIST 1.1 is defined as the proportion of patients, whose best overall response is[…]

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Efficacy of a Maintenance Treatment With TALAzoparib Following First Line Platinum-based Chemotherapy in Malignant MESOthelioma (TALAMESO)

Primary Outcome Measures Non-progression proportion [ Time Frame: 6 month after starting talazoparib ] The non-progression proportion is defined as the proportion of patients free of progression 6 months after talazoparib start. Disease progression will be based on (i) tumor assessment made by the investigators according to the RECIST 1.1 criteria and/or, ii) non-equivocal[…]

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Chemoperfusion Could help Extend Mesothelioma Sufferers’ Lives

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer of the mesothelium, which lines the lungs, heart, abdomen, and tunica vaginalis testis after exposure to asbestos. The most common type is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs. There is no cure, so the best option for people with this cancer is[…]

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Efficacy of a Maintenance Treatment With TALAzoparib Following First Line Platinum-based Chemotherapy in Malignant MESOthelioma (TALAMESO)

Primary Outcome Measures Non-progression proportion [ Time Frame: 6 month after starting talazoparib ] The non-progression proportion is defined as the proportion of patients free of            progression 6 months after talazoparib start. Disease progression will be based on (i) tumor assessment made by the investigators according to the RECIST[…]

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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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A Combination of Immunotherapy Drugs Could Help Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer of the mesothelium resulting from asbestos exposure. Many clinical trials have been found to help patients but there is still no cure. People primarily have pleural mesothelioma where the linings of the lungs have cancer, but it can also affect the lining of the abdomen[…]

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