Research, Science and Treatments

Treating and Preventing a Cancer that Many are at Risk For But Few Know About

Anyone who has ever done any DIY-style home renovations and construction on a home built before the 80s may be at risk for mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a cancer usually associated with asbestos exposure. It is most often found in the lining of the lung or abdomen, and sometimes other organs as well.
It is a common misconception […]


Mesothelioma Treatment Guidelines Updated to Include Two New Agents

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) recently updated their treatment guidelines for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
The NCCN, a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
Their mesothelioma treatment guide book, which was […]



Anetumab Ravtansine Fails to Show Improvement of Progression-Free Survival in Mesothelioma

In a statement released on Sunday, Bayer announced that Anetumab ravtansine, its antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) tested in mesothelioma, has missed its primary endpoint failing to improve progression-free survival in mesothelioma patients.
“Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a very difficult-to-treat tumor, and we had hoped for a better outcome for patients,” said Robert LaCaze, Executive Vice President and […]


New Book Serves as Resource for Mesothelioma Researchers

Joseph R. Testa, PhD, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center has edited a newly published book titled “Asbestos and Mesothelioma” to serve as a resource for researchers and medical professionals in the field. Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director at the Meso Foundation co-authored one of the book’s chapters.
More information about the book follows:
“Asbestos and Mesothelioma,” […]