clinical trials

Best Wishes to Verastem in their New Endeavors in Cancer Research

Just today, we learned that Verastem, a biotech company that has previously done research in mesothelioma, has now embarked on several new projects.
In the news, announced in a press release, the company lists several projects, including this one:
Clinical Collaboration with Pfizer and Merck KGaA to Evaluate Combination of VS-6063 and Avelumab in Ovarian Cancer –In March […]


House Passes ’21st Century Cures’ Bill Today

Today, a bi-partisan bill called the “21st Century Cures,” which would add $8.5 billion of funding to the NIH’s budget, passed by a 344-77 vote in the House.
The bill seeks to “accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life saving and life improving therapies, and transforms the quest for faster cures by:

Removing barriers to increased research […]


Examining Current Clinical Trials and Mesothelioma Treatment Trends

Watch Mary Hesdorffer, the Meso Foundation’s executive director and mesothelioma expert, in this opening presentation at the 2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. In this video, she discusses the state of mesothelioma research and treatment options. Her discussion begins with a focus on clinical trials. With 92 open clinical trials for mesothelioma, of which 55 […]


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, […]