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Chapter 5 | Part 3: Knowing When to be Your Own Advocate

by Christopher Graham
Getting back to the nature of the patient experience in this reality, I must say I’m slightly mystified as to how people navigate the healthcare system without intimate, working knowledge of how it works and how things are done. I think it has been perhaps slightly easier for me to deal with all […]


Chapter 5 | Part 4: A Few Short Days of Freedom

by Christopher Graham
My dad was able to come back up to help out following my discharge. I was finally set free on post-op day 10. It was a Saturday morning, probably around 11 AM when I finally got out. Earlier that day, and even though I already had all of these vaccinations, I got repeat […]


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 […]


Mesothelioma Researcher Authors Journal Article on CAR T-cell Therapy

Mesothelioma researcher and Meso Foundation grant recipient Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD, FACS, FCCP, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) was an author on the review article CAR T-cell therapy for lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma recently published in Translational Research: The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine.
Dr. Adusumilli is a thoracic surgeon-scientist […]


Updates in Mesothelioma Research from ASCO 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held its Annual Meeting on June 2-6, 2017 in Chicago. The Meso Foundation’s CEO, Melinda Kotzian, had the opportunity to attend the conference and hear the latest news reported in mesothelioma research.
Hedy Lee Kindler, MD, of the University of Chicago, presented a poster on the results from a […]