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CURE’s mesothelioma page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of mesothelioma Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight to the latest treatments and research in mesothelioma.

Avoiding Unavoidable Carcinogens

January 4th 2023

We need to learn more about how to potentially lessen toxins' effects on people's lives.

Immunotherapy Before Surgery May Improve Outcomes for Mesothelioma

December 24th 2022

Imfinzi alone or combined with Imjudo may improve survival and tumor response when administered before surgery, opening the door to neoadjuvant mesothelioma treatments.

5 Things I Learned Going From Patient to Cancer Caregiver

December 7th 2022

Years after I went through mesothelioma, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, causing a reversal in the patient-caregiver roles.

From a 15-Month Prognosis to 17 Years of Survivorship: Heather Von St. James' Mesothelioma Story

November 17th 2022

A 17-year survivor shares her experience of getting diagnosed with mesothelioma at 36, when people with this cancer are typically diagnosed at a much older age and given months to live.

Having Cancer Taught Me About Self Advocacy

November 3rd 2022

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, I learned to advocate for myself, and realized that it was an incredibly important life skill to have.

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Mental Health

October 3rd 2022

I grew up in a society where mental health was stigmatized, but cancer made me realize that it helps to speak up about these issues.

Summer Travel Amid Cancer/COVID-19 Concerns: Are You in or Out?

August 26th 2022

After being homebound for two years from the COVID-19 pandemic, I was eager to get out, though I did have many cancer/COVID-19 concerns.

Majority of Patients with Mesothelioma Subtype Responded to Keytruda-Lenvima Combo

August 24th 2022

Patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma tended to have prolonged benefit when treated with Keytruda plus Lenvima in the PEMMELA clinical trial.

My Story of Hope After Being Diagnosed With a Cancer I’ve Never Heard Of

July 29th 2022

I don’t fit the profile of someone who gets diagnosed with mesothelioma, so my diagnosis came as a shock.

FDA to Speed Up Review of Novel Drug for Mesothelioma Not Treatable by Surgery

June 28th 2022

The FDA plans to accelerate its review of IK-930, an investigational drug, for the treatment of patients with unresectable NF2-deficient malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer.

Expansion of IOA-244 Trial Fully Enrolled for Uveal Melanoma

November 26th 2021

Part B of the DIONE-01 study will look at whether IOA-244 increases anti-tumor responses in expansion groups of patients.

Imfinzi-Chemo Combo Improves Survival for Mesothelioma

November 16th 2021

Imfinzi plus platinum-pemetrexed chemotherapy induced survival improvements in patients with previously untreated, unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma, compared with chemotherapy alone.

Opdivo May Improve Survival in Mesothelioma That Progressed on First-Line Chemotherapy

October 26th 2021

Treatment with the immunotherapy Opdivo for relapsed, malignant mesothelioma may represent a useful choice for patients with minimal therapy options.

COVID-19 Increases Death, Hospitalization Rates in Patients With Mesothelioma

September 20th 2021

The average survival for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma was less than a month after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a small study.

Surgery After Radiotherapy May Improve Outcomes in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

August 26th 2021

Surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma after radiotherapy may increase overall survival rates, according to a study. However, study authors note that the procedure should only be adopted in centers with substantial surgical experience.

Overcoming a Mesothelioma Diagnosis at a Young Age

April 12th 2021

Mesothelioma has been categorized as an “older persons” disease, writes a 14-year survivor. Which is why, she writes, her and her family were completely caught off-guard when she was diagnosed at 21.

FDA’s Approval of Opdivo-Yervoy for Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma was ‘Desperately Needed’, But Questions Remain

October 20th 2020

The FDA’s approval or Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the frontline treatment of patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma was desperately needed, says a thoracic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center. However, some questions remain.

FDA Approves Opdivo-Yervoy Combo for Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

October 2nd 2020

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Opdivo in combination with Yervoy for patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma marks the first new systemic therapy approved in more than 15 years in this setting.

CURE's Clinical Trial Corner: Mesothelioma Edition

November 25th 2019

Here is a list of clinical trials that are currently happening within the mesothelioma space.

Friday Frontline: Cancer Updates, Research and Education on November 22, 2019

November 22nd 2019

From plans to sue the School District of Philadelphia over a mesothelioma diagnosis to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson singing for a 3-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, here’s what is making headlines in the cancer space this week.

Scientists See Potential in Cellular "Death by Iron" for Cancer Treatment

October 19th 2019

The same properties that make certain cancers hard to treat may also promote their death by ferroptosis, scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have found.

Fighting the Uncertainty of Cancer With Self-Education

October 11th 2019

A seven-year mesothelioma survivor encourages patients with cancer to be their own advocate.

The Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Mesothelioma

October 11th 2019

A phase 3 trial compared Keytruda versus chemotherapy for patients with advanced pretreated malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Investigational Drug Shows Response in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

September 20th 2019

Cediranib combined with platinum-based chemotherapy helped patients live longer than placebo.

Addressing Diet and Nutrition in Patients With Mesothelioma

August 12th 2019

A registered dietician discussed the importance of maintaining one’s weight while going through treatment for mesothelioma.

Past, Present and Future: How Far We've Come With Mesothelioma

July 29th 2019

CURE® spoke with one expert about the various treatment options and current clinical trials available to patients with mesothelioma, as well as what they have to look forward to in the future.

Mesothelioma: Symptoms and Risk Factors To Be Aware Of

July 26th 2019

CURE spoke with one expert about mesothelioma symptoms that patients can be on the lookout for, as well as how to be knowledgeable about certain risk factors.

Study Results Fail to Support Routine Use of Prophylactic Irradiation in Mesothelioma

June 19th 2019

Routine use of prophylactic radiotherapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma is unnecessary following a chest wall procedure, according to multicenter, open-label, phase 3, randomized controlled trial findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Draws Attention at Annual Cancer Conference

June 18th 2019

Results from a clinical trial in people with mesothelioma indicate that an experimental chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy is safe and may provide benefit to patients, especially in combination with other immunotherapies.

Patients with Mesothelioma See No Survival Benefit With Defactinib Maintenance Therapy

June 18th 2019

Maintenance therapy with defactinib failed to improve survival following front-line chemotherapy in patients with merlin-low malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to results from the phase 2 COMMAND trial.