mesothelioma study

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 […]


Genentech Halts Avastin Approval Filing for Mesothelioma

In 2015, data was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from a Phase III French study that demonstrated improved survival rates for patients who received bevacizumab (Avastin® Genentech, Inc.) in addition to the standard chemotherapy regimen of pemetrexed/cisplatin.
The outcome of the study prompted the independent French cooperative group and Genentech […]


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, and Director of Research and Medical Outreach, Gleneara Bates, MS, MSW, PhD (c), had the opportunity to attend the conference and hear the latest news reported in mesothelioma research.
Hedy Lee Kindler, MD, […]


Results Show Encouraging Survival Data: Nintedanib for Mesothelioma

On June 5, Anna Nowak, MD, PhD, of the University of Western Australia and member of the Meso Foundation’s Science Advisory Board, presented phase II results from LUME-Meso, a mesothelioma clinical trial sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.
LUME-Meso is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating […]


Disparities and Low Participation in Clinical Trials

by Jadmin Mostel, Patient Support and Research Assistant, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
This past March, I attended the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) annual conference, and observed a dynamic roundtable discussion about disparities in the medical field. As the conversation was first colored with various factors such as socioeconomic background and language barriers, the conversation took […]