Clinical Trials

BREAKING NEWS FROM ASCO: Avelumab Results for Mesothelioma Treatment Released

Dr. Raffit Hassan of the National Cancer Institute, and former chair of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s Science Advisory Board, announced results of the Phase 1 clinical trial of avelumab at the most recent ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting in Chicago.
Avelumab, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, works on the basis of boosting the immune system. […]

Despite Negative Results, Meso Foundation Grateful for Investment Into Disease

The Meso Foundation released a statement from its executive director, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, about AstraZeneca’s tremelimumab trial for mesothelioma.
In an AstraZeneca press release issued yesterday, the company states that “DETERMINE, the Phase IIb clinical trial of 10 mg/kg tremelimumab monotherapy in second or third-line treatment of unresectable malignant mesothelioma, did not meet its primary endpoint […]

Pharmaceutical Company Completes Enrollment for Phase 1B Trial for Mesothelioma

If you attended our International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma in March of this year, you may recall the buzz of excitement that coursed throughout the scientific sessions. This buzz sparked excitement throughout the entire mesothelioma community, as we discussed advances in science, the needs of those affected by this disease, and the work being done […]

More Promising Mesothelioma Clinical Trials than Ever Before

During the July 2014 board meeting of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, mesothelioma expert and executive director of the Meso Foundation, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, stated that mesothelioma patients today have more promising clinical trials to choose from than ever before.
In her talk, she mentioned several trials that have been reporting increased survival and response rates. Some include […]

Focus on Mesothelioma in Pharmaceutical Company Investor Meeting

On July 10, during the research and development portion of the Verastem, Inc.’s investor meeting, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, was a featured speaker. In her talk, Ms. Hesdorffer focused on the need for clinical trials to increase the number of viable therapeutic options for mesothelioma.
According to their website, […]