There is new evidence that taking certain common drugs could negatively impact mesothelioma survival after immunotherapy. Drugs such as NSAIDs, antacids, corticosteroids, and antibiotics affect the microbiome. The microbiome is the collection of bacteria that live in a person’s gut. The microbiome interacts with the immune system. Ohio State University researchers say some medicines disrupt the microbiome. This can threaten the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy. The Microbiome and Immunity The microbiome is the collection of bacteria that live in the intestinal tract. Every mesothelioma patient’s microbiome is unique. Scientists are just beginning to understand the importance of the microbiome in human health. At first glance, there might not seem to be a direct correlation between the microbiome and mesothelioma survival … Continue reading Common Drugs May Impact Mesothelioma Survival After Immunotherapy
There is new evidence supporting the use of low-dose aspirin for cancer survival. The evidence comes from two new retrospective studies. The first involved patients with head and neck cancer. The second focused on patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC is similar to mesothelioma in many ways. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is often fatal within a year of diagnosis. Based on the new findings, some mesothelioma patients may consider talking to their doctors about aspirin for cancer survival Anti-Inflammatories and Cancer Treatment Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin can cut the risk for heart disease and heart attack. But research led by the Roswell Park Cancer Center shows they may have similar benefits for people with cancers … Continue reading Should Mesothelioma Patients Take Aspirin for Cancer Survival?