With the conclusion of its latest funding cycle, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has reached the milestone of $10 million in grant funding awarded to the most promising mesothelioma research projects across the globe. The Foundation is the only non-governmental institution to fund mesothelioma research through a transparent, merit-based process modeled after the National Institutes […]
It was recently announced that the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) designated nintedanib, an oral triple angiokinase inhibitor by Boehringer Ingelheim, as a Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM). Nintedanib is not yet available to malignant pleural #mesothelioma patients in the UK, but with this designation, the drug could be available to patients […]
UPDATE: Aduro Biotech announced on December 12 that they have decided to discontinue its CRS-207 clinical trial and wind down each of its trials in mesothelioma. This decision was made based on preliminary results from the trials, as well as a business and commercial assessment.
On November 8, 2017, the Meso Foundation hosted a Meet the 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 […]
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 […]