Category: Latest Mesothelioma News

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma So, what is mesothelioma? Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a very aggressive and almost always fatal type of cancer caused by exposure to Asbestos. Approximately 3000 Americans are diagnosed with this terrible disease each year. Because malignant pleural mesothelioma is caused by exposure to Asbestos, it was believed that the occurrence of this disease...

October 12, 2017October 12, 2017by
Cell Medica to Manufacture WT1-TCR Therapy for Mesothelioma, Other Solid Tumors in 2018
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Cell Medica to Manufacture WT1-TCR Therapy for Mesothelioma, Other Solid Tumors in 2018

Cell Medica will begin manufacturing WT1-TCR cell therapy for solid tumors that have been difficult to treat with conventional therapies, such as mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Cell Medica is planning to initiate a Phase 1/2 trial using a Dominant WT1-TCR version of the product in late 2018. WT1-TCR cell therapy involves taking a patient’s own immune cells...

June 28, 2017June 28, 2017by
Assessing Chemo and Immunotherapy Biomarkers at the Right Time Seen as Crucial in Mesotheliomia Monitoring
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Assessing Chemo and Immunotherapy Biomarkers at the Right Time Seen as Crucial in Mesotheliomia Monitoring

The point at which doctors assess biomarkers of mesothelioma patients’ response to a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy is crucial to obtaining a clear picture of how the patients are doing, a study reports. The same applies to other cancers, according to the study, which was published in BMC Cancer. A biomarker is a biological indicator of the...

June 28, 2017June 28, 2017by
Mesothelioma Risk Continues to Increase — 40 Years After Exposure
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Mesothelioma Risk Continues to Increase — 40 Years After Exposure

Even though 40 years have passed since their exposure to asbestos, workers’ risk of developing mesothelioma continues to rise, new research shows. Individuals exposed to asbestos four decades ago are nearly three times more likely to develop the disease than those exposed five years ago, a risk that surpasses even that seen in patients exposed 30 years ago. The...

June 28, 2017June 28, 2017by
Researchers Identify CXCR4 as Weak Therapeutic Target for Pleural Mesothelioma
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Researchers Identify CXCR4 as Weak Therapeutic Target for Pleural Mesothelioma

A new study reports that a protein formerly identified as a potential therapeutic target in pleural mesothelioma, CXCR4, might not be a relevant approach for the treatment of such patients. Based on this study’s results, researchers say that CXCR4 does not seem to be a promising therapeutic option for patients with progressive, inoperable or chemotherapy-resistant pleural mesothelioma. The study,...

June 28, 2017June 28, 2017by