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Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Resistance Could be Due to Cell Hibernation

Canadian researchers have discovered a cause of chemotherapy resistance in mesothelioma and other cancers. This is great news because this can lead to new treatments being created to combat the incurable cancer. There are other types of treatments approved for mesothelioma, but they might not work and chemotherapy could be[…]

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People with an Inherited Mutation on the BLM Gene Could Be More at Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

New research from the University of Hawaii is showing that the inherited mutation on the BLM gene can increase the chance of getting mesothelioma. The researchers sequenced the DNA of 155 mesothelioma patients. People without the BLM gene were more likely to develop mesothelioma, especially when exposed to carcinogenic asbestos[…]

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Cholesterol Drugs Called Statins Could Help Extend Mesothelioma Sufferers’ Lives

A group of drugs called statins used for controlling cholesterol are showing that they can help mesothelioma patients taking PD-1 inhibitors survive longer. Researchers in Italy and the Netherlands found this information in an international study of 250 patients. The patients studied either had pleural mesothelioma or non-small cell lung[…]

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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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Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery with More organ Removal Can Help Survival

Mesothelioma surgery that removes more of an organ has been found to extend the survival of patients. It also did not increase the chance of severe complications nor did it change the survival benefits of aggressive surgery on patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. The complex surgery also did not negatively affect[…]

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Mesothelioma Symptom Management Tool Links Doctors and Patients with a Smartphone

A study looking at a system that connects doctors and patients with a smartphone is showing that it could make the management of mesothelioma symptoms easier. Mesothelioma is a fast growing and aggressive cancer that has many different physical symptoms. Researchers in the United Kingdom are looking at a mesothelioma[…]

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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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A New T-Cell Treatment is Being Tested on Mesothelioma Patients

A new clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is recruiting patients for a pleural mesothelioma study. The treatment involves T-cell therapy and is a very promising treatment for mesothelioma sufferers. The reason the study is being done is ATA2271, which is known as CAR T-cell therapy, was[…]

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