Sadly, veterans are 4x more likely to get mesothelioma than are civilians, as a result of in-service asbestos exposure. Get the facts about asbestos exposure in the military.
Our funding of medical research for cures of asbestos diseases enables us to provide mesothelioma patients with the latest news about advancements in treatment options.
Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting new developments in mesothelioma treatment today. Learn about the various approaches to immunotherapy and how they each work.
CUTTING EDGE TREATMENT OPTIONS
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Contact our clinical trial navigators or use our self-service web access to identify all of the mesothelioma clinical trials which you or someone you know may be eligible.
Mesothelioma caregivers take on a vital role in the patient’s journey, often with little preparation for the road ahead. Our guide is designed to educate and support you.
HEALTH, DIET &
Side effects that can come with mesothelioma treatments can be challenging. Learn how healthy food choices and exercise can help in the battle against nausea, fatigue, and more.
A mesothelioma diagnosis often impacts your emotions, as well as family and social relationships. Learn how to be more at peace with yourself and others in your daily living.
PAYING FOR TREATMENT
Anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma has the right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or pension benefits, and for the pain and suffering that comes with this life-threatening illness.
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Cancer immunotherapy is an area of great promise for mesothelioma patients and many more of the millions of people diagnosed with cancer every year. The most powerful disease-fighter we have is our own immune system. By harnessing this power, cancer immunotherapy drugs offer hope even for rare and incurable cancers such as mesothelioma….
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Cancer researchers at the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, have come up with a molecule that has promise as a potential treatment for patients with a variety of types of cancer. While mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, the mechanisms that mesothelioma cells use to grow and divide…
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Mesothelioma clinical trials are the forefront of the development of new mesothelioma treatments. Mesothelioma patients first got the opportunity to try immunotherapy treatments during mesothelioma clinical trials. Based on promising results for some patients with mesothelioma and other hard-to-treat cancers, immunotherapy has now become available to a wider cohort of patients. A mesothelioma…
MESOTHELIOMA FAMILY STORIES
Mesothelioma Families: The Vests
Most people are in their 60s or older when they get the bad news of a mesothelioma diagnosis. Timothy Vest and his wife were shocked to learn that they would be joining the ranks of mesothelioma families when he was just 44 years old. He had three small children and a promising career…
Mavis Nye One of Few People in the World in Recovery from Mesothelioma
A mesothelioma diagnosis is often thought to be a death sentence. While the mortality rate from mesothelioma is still depressingly high, a few long-term survivors give hope that better treatments and maybe even a cure for mesothelioma are around the corner. Mavis Nye is one of these rare survivors. Mavis Nye was diagnosed…
Mesothelioma Families: Growing Up with Asbestos
For some mesothelioma families, the danger of asbestos exposure is inter-generational. Parents bring home asbestos dust on their work clothing and transmit it to children. Children in these mesothelioma families sometimes grow up and go to work in the same facilities as their parents, adding to their asbestos exposure. It’s no accident when,…
The Clemmons Family
Randy and Debbie Clemmons and their sons Brady and Garrett lived just across the bay from San Francisco. They had been married 24 years when Randy was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He had just turned 51. Randy was the morning drive host at a Christian radio station, a dream job he pursued as his…
The Bankhead Family
There’s a bright dividing line between the day before you or a loved one gets a mesothelioma diagnosis and the day after. One day, you’re just one among a million other ordinary families, going about your daily routine. The next, you’ve joined the ranks of mesothelioma families. For those who have made the…
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Mesothelioma immunotherapy treatments are producing good results for some mesothelioma patients and offering hope for many more. Research into new and better mesothelioma immunotherapy protocols is ongoing; there are a large number of clinical trials underway, with the promise of new treatments for mesothelioma patients. Several recent studies have focused attention on a…
Breakthroughs in mesothelioma treatment are happening with record speed and frequency. One of the United States’ top medical schools wants to move medical research forward even faster. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has launched an ambitious fundraising campaign to spur innovation in medicine across a range of disciplines and diseases. One…
The most exciting developments in mesothelioma treatment right now are immunotherapy drugs such as nivolumab (also known by its brand name Opdivo) and ipilimumab (also sold as Yervoy). A mesothelioma clinical trial underway now will study the effectiveness of a combination of nivolumab and Ipilimumab as first line treatments for non-operable pleural mesothelioma….