The results of a recent Phase 3 clinical trial have led to a disappointing setback for the mesothelioma community: a highly-touted immunotherapy drug has failed to stop the progression of the disease. Researchers involved in the LUME-Meso study, which combined Ofev (nintedanib) with first-line chemotherapy drugs, say the treatment failed to slow the progression of … Continued
The latest treatment for mesothelioma patients combines the power of electric currents with platinum-based chemotherapy drugs. New Technology Disrupts Cancer Cell Division Patients have a new weapon in the fight against pleural mesothelioma: Novocure’s TTF-100L™ System. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the global oncology company’s “Tumor Treating Fields” (TTF) technology for … Continued
It’s not always something people consider when taking a daily prescription or over-the-counter pain reliever, but many medications used in the medical field today are derived from plants. For patients, this raises an important question: can herbal medicine help the body fight cancers like mesothelioma? Botanicals and Cancer Treatment Patients who receive a mesothelioma diagnosis … Continued
An new Phase 1 clinical trial using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy to attack pleural mesothelioma tumors shows promise for cancer patients.
A new type of immunogene therapy, also called virotherapy, is the subject of a Phase 3 clinical trial for patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.
Inez St. John thought she was in perfect health, until one day in November 2018. “I was at my daughter’s house, and I ran up the stairs, and I couldn’t breathe,” she says. “I thought I had bronchitis, and I asked them to drop me off a medical clinic.” The clinic was in Pell City, … Continued
The medical community may soon have a new resource to help in the fight against mesothelioma: a national patient registry. This year, Congress allocated $1.2 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fund mesothelioma research. The majority of that money will continue to finance the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, an organization … Continued
Does talcum powder cause cancer? Thousands of patients say yes, but research is still inconclusive. Learn more about talc, asbestos, and mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26th. It's a day to honor those who have lost their lives, provide patient support and bring attention to the disease.