Mesothelioma Breaking News

  • Immunotherapy Drug: More May be Better for Advanced Mesothelioma

    immunityThe same team of Italian researchers that first reported on the safety and efficacy of the immunotherapy drug tremelimumab for mesothelioma now say that giving more of the drug might be even more effective. Tremelimumab is a monoclonal antibody that acts on a particular downregulator of the immune system called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4). The goal of tremelimumab is to ...
  • Mesothelioma Vaccine Receives Orphan Drug Approval

    168295_injection1Mesothelioma patients who are not candidates for surgery may soon have another treatment option. The FDA has granted orphan drug approval to a new cancer vaccine called CRS-207. CRS-207 is manufactured by Aduro Biotech, Inc. and is made from an attenuated (less potent) version of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. CRS-207 triggers a powerful immune response against cells that produce mesothelin, a ...
  • Novel Delivery System Could Make Spice Compound a Viable Mesothelioma Treatment

    8193749_curcuminA team of Italian researchers have developed a delivery system that may one day help more mesothelioma patients benefit from the cancer-fighting power of curcumin. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory polyphenol and the primary component in the spice turmeric and has been intensely studied by cancer researchers around the world. Although numerous studies have shown curcumin to have anti-cancer properties in the ...
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