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Study Found Lung Removing Surgery for Mesothelioma Can be More Effective in Some Patients

The most aggressive surgery for mesothelioma could be more beneficial for patients with the disease. The more aggressive surgery is called an extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), which involves removing the lung. The other surgery, pleurectomy and decortication (P/D), spares the lung and only removes the lining of the lung and visible[…]

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Gavo-Cel Moving to Phase II Trial for Mesothelioma

A study looking at T-cell therapy for mesothelioma is going to phase II of the clinical trial process. Researchers are trying to find out how effective the treatment is when combined with an approved immunotherapy combination. Researchers are looking at the relationship between gavocabtagene autoleucel (gavo-cel) with the combination of[…]

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Pleural Mesothelioma and Brain Metastasis

When people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is common for the disease to spread. This occurs in around 60 percent of people, but it does not usually spread to the brain. Researchers in Great Britain believe doctors should be focusing on cerebral metastasis in mesothelioma patients in addition to other[…]

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Enzyme and Chemotherapy Combination for Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma sufferers could improve their survival by as much as 30 percent when treated with the latest cancer enzyme and chemotherapy. In a recent study known as ATOMIC Meso, ADI-PEG 20 showed effectiveness when used for sarcomatoid and biphasic mesothelioma, the two most resistive to treatment. The enzyme is[…]

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STAR-101 Could Make CAR T-Cell Therapy More Effective for Mesothelioma Patients

Early next year, a new clinical trial will be conducted to test an immunotherapy treatment that has a new and unique delivery system. The study will be conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. The Food and Drug Administration gave orphan drug status to SynKIR-110, a CAR T-cell therapy utilized for[…]

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CARD is Performing Asbestos Screenings Throughout Montana

Asbestos exposure screenings are being performed in Libby, Montana. The Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) is going around the state offering screenings to people who cannot or are not willing to travel. Libby, Montana was heavily contaminated with asbestos because of a contaminated vermiculite mine operating in the area.[…]

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A Protein Could Make Chemotherapy More Effective on Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with a poor life expectancy. People diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma usually live for four to 18 months after diagnosis. The poor survival is a result of the aggressive nature of the cancer and that it is usually diagnosed at a late stage when it is[…]

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Mesothelioma Specialty Centers Offer Better Care for Mesothelioma Patients

When mesothelioma patients are treated at mesothelioma specialty centers, they experience better care and survive longer. Kaiser Permanente Northern California Health System compared its performance before and after it transitioned into a specialty care center for mesothelioma. The doctors found a dramatic improvement in patients after the transition. Results were[…]

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Allocetra and Cisplatin Combination for Mesothelioma

A new immunotherapy treatment is showing promising results against mesothelioma. The therapy consists of a combination of two drugs: one drug that reprograms macrophages and the other is the chemotherapy cisplatin. Mesothelioma is a cancer that does not respond well to treatment. The best option for patients is a combination[…]

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Tool to Measure Asbestos Levels in Tissue has Been Created

A new tool to determine levels of asbestos exposure has been developed. The tool, created by Italian researchers, is known as a Retrospective Exposure Assessment (REA). The tool uses a microscope to determine how much asbestos is in lung tissue. The study wants to compare the actual level of asbestos[…]

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