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How to Show Support on Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2019

The 16th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day will take place on September 26, 2019. This national event brings more attention to mesothelioma patients and survivors. Whether you’re a survivor, loved one, widow/widower, or friend, there are many ways you can show your support for those with mesothelioma this year. Show Your Support on Mesothelioma Awareness Day…

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Home Renovators Warned of “Third Wave” of Asbestos Victims

Experts are warning that home renovators and do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts could be the “third wave” of mesothelioma victims. An aggressive form of cancer, mesothelioma is only caused by asbestos exposure, and disease rates are expected to increase again. Asbestos was frequently used in home construction products before most of the population knew about the dangers.…

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Clinical Trial Recruiting Mesothelioma Patients to Undergo Immunotherapy Treatment MesoPher

Amphera, a Dutch biotechnology company has been developing a new immunotherapy drug for pleural mesothelioma — MesoPher. In March 2019, the company announced they have recruited the first patients to participate in their Phase 2/3 study to investigate MesoPher as a second-line treatment option for pleural mesothelioma. Currently, chemotherapy using a mixture of Alimta® (pemetrexed)…

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FDA Approves First New Mesothelioma Therapy in 15 Years

For the first time in 15 years, there is a new FDA-approved treatment for mesothelioma patients — the NovoTTF medical device. Until now, mesothelioma patients haven’t had many treatment options — especially those who have stopped responding to the options available. The last FDA-approved mesothelioma treatment was pemetrexed, known by its brand name, Alimta®. Alimta…

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Palliative Radiation and Gene Therapy Combo Shows Promise in Pleural Mesothelioma Case

Researchers are continuing to discover more effective ways of treating pleural mesothelioma — including ways to make existing treatment methods even more targeted and effective. Radiation therapy for pleural mesothelioma is a standard treatment typically used for palliative care to slow disease progression and improve quality of life. However, radiation therapy is not usually used…

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