Mesothelioma Breaking News

  • Skin Cancer Drug Produces Exceptional Results in New Mesothelioma Trial

    Respiratory DiseaseA drug approved to treat skin cancer has produced what researchers are calling “unprecedented” control of malignant pleural mesothelioma. As announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research which met in Philadelphia in April, pembrolizumab either stopped tumor growth or even reversed it in more than three quarters of the mesothelioma patients tested. Pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda) is ...
  • Light-Based Therapy Extends Mesothelioma Survival

    28171447_doctorsThe newest research on photodynamic therapy appears to confirm what multiple recent studies have found – that PDT is a safe and effective way to prolong survival in pleural mesothelioma patients after surgery. A new meta-analysis of 16 studies on PDT for mesothelioma finds that the technique efficiently kills mesothelioma cells left behind after lung-sparing pleurectomy. For each of the studies, ...
  • New Regimen May Help Mesothelioma Patients Avoid Chemotherapy Skin Rash

    2716186_pill2 copyA single dose of medicine prior to chemotherapy may be enough to ward off an uncomfortable side effect for mesothelioma patients, giving them one less thing to worry about prior to treatment. Doctors from four different US medical centers just released their findings on a new and potentially easier protocol for preventing pemetrexed-related skin rash. Pemetrexed (Alimta) is the most popular ...
What is mesothelioma

What is Mesothelioma

Learn about the types of mesothelioma - pleural and peritoneal, statistics, and how mesothelioma is diagnosed.

Causes of mesothelioma

Causes of Mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Learn about the compensation available to mesothelioma victims and how to identify reputable law firms.