Archive for the ‘Clinical Trials’ Category

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Tests New Immunotherapy Treatment

An exciting new mesothelioma clinical trial was just announced by the National Cancer Institute. The trial, which starts November 3, 2017 and runs for three years, will test a combination of traditional mesothelioma treatments and mesothelioma immunotherapy. This mesothelioma clinical trial is exciting for two reasons. First, it will test atezolizumab (sold under the brand […]

New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Combines Keytruda, CRS-207

Any new mesothelioma clinical trial is worth getting excited about.  The thorough formalized research process involved in a clinical trial offers the best hope we have of vanquishing mesothelioma; the deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. A mesothelioma clinical trial offers the opportunity for the medical community to discover new treatments, analyze new data, and […]

Nivolumab Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Search for Answers

Mesothelioma clinical trials can sometimes offer a silver lining to the dark cloud of mesothelioma confronting patients and their families. If you can volunteer to be a participant in a mesothelioma clinical trial, you might get to road test a new effective mesothelioma treatment not on the market yet. Or if you or your doctor […]

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Glossary of Terms

Mesothelioma clinical trials are studies of new treatments for this deadly cancer. These studies need mesothelioma patients to help researchers discover advancements in areas that include diagnosis, pain management, and treatment. If you are interested, you can find lists of mesothelioma clinical trials at the website of the National Institutes of Health, the Food and […]

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Guide

You may not realize it, but every aspect of your mesothelioma treatment has benefited from a mesothelioma clinical trial. If you have been treated with chemotherapy, radiation treatments, or immunotherapy, you are experiencing the value of a mesothelioma clinical trial. Every cancer treatment goes through several stages of clinical trials to determine its effectiveness. Those […]

Chemotherapy Drug Possible Mesothelioma Treatment

A new mesothelioma treatment based on active ingredients isolated from sea cucumbers has shown exciting promise. Scientific researchers at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria discovered that a substance called trabectedin, a toxin the coral-like creature deploys against predators, may be an effective new component to a chemotherapy regimen for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma Treatment Success […]

New Mesothelioma Treatments from New FDA Oncology Center

New mesothelioma treatments are anticipated to emerge from a new medically-advanced FDA oncology center.  U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden announced plans for the new FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) as part of the administration’s ambitious new “Cancer Moonshot” initiative. The $1 billion “Cancer Moonshot” initiative is a sweeping new program aimed at speeding development […]

Possible Mesothelioma Treatment Drug Avelumab

A cancer-fighting drug called avelumab has shown promise as a possible new mesothelioma treatment. Avelumab performed well in an important new research clinical trial on mesothelioma patients. The results of the clinical trial were considered significant enough to be presented at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. New Mesothelioma […]

Can Keytruda Provide Mesothelioma Support to Patients?

If you or someone you care about have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, you know that many kinds of mesothelioma support are important: emotional, financial, practical. The most important, and the most challenging, form of mesothelioma support, however, is medical. A recent development offers a ray of hope on the medical […]

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Treatment Opportunity

A mesothelioma clinical trial offers a unique opportunity to try an experimental new treatment. If a potential new treatment reaches the mesothelioma clinical trial stage that means it shows promise. Any potential new treatment must undergo extensive laboratory testing in test tubes and Petri dishes, possibly with laboratory mice, and must prove successful. Then the […]