Lung cancer kills more men and women each year in the United States than any other form of cancer. However, early detection and effective treatments are helping patients live longer and even beat the disease. Educating the Public About a Deadly Disease November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, members of the medical community, … Continued
A new non-invasive treatment that combines chemotherapy drugs with electrical currents to shrink mesothelioma tumors appears to be working for a group of patients. Clinical Trial Results Are Positive Researchers have released the results of a phase 2 STELLAR clinical trial testing Novocure’s TTF-100L™ “Tumor Treating Fields” (TTF) system combined with six rounds of first-line … Continued
Eating a healthy diet is important for cancer patients to maintain proper nutrition. There are 5 simple ways mesothelioma patients can improve diet.
Phase II of a clinical trial is recruiting mesothelioma patients to test the effectiveness of two immunotherapy medications in combination.
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