mesothelioma treatment

BREAKING NEWS FROM ASCO: Promising Results Released from Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

This morning, Arnaud Scherpereel, MD, PhD, head of the Pulmonary and Thoracic Oncology Department at the University Hospital of Lille in France, presented the results of the IFCT-1501 MAPS-2 clinical trial at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. The study was sponsored by the French Cooperative Thoracic Intergroup (IFCT) with drugs and […]


Chapter 4 | Part 1: The White Coats

Getting stepped down to the floor was a very nice change from the ICU. For one thing, I was feeling better. That was the whole reason I was able to be stepped down in the first place. So, at least some things were headed in the right direction. My kidneys had still taken the beating […]



Chapter 4 | Part 3: The Unexpected Visitor

A few days passed in the hospital. Some of my friends came to visit. The mix of people who came to visit was interesting, too. I was surprised at some of the people I saw, and some of the people I didn’t see. But more than anything, I was just grateful to have visitors. It […]


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 […]