mesothelioma study

Meso Foundation Reaches $10 Million in Research Grants Funded

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 […]


Nintedanib Gains Promising Innovative Medicine Status in the UK

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 […]


Clinical Trial Tests Drug Combination in Mesothelioma

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 […]


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 […]