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Author: David Belsky

A new study published by the Science Translational Medicine journal showed that, for a small cohort, LMB-100 could be even more effective when paired with Keytruda for treating patients with mesothelioma. Researchers saw a median survival rate of almost a year, with a handful of clinical trial participants continuing to show progress after more than three years. Following this success, the National Cancer Institute is currently accepting clinical trial participants for phase 2 of the study. [...]

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Keytruda, an antibody drug used in cancer immunotherapy manufactured by Merck and also known as Pembrolizumab, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of solid tumor cancers. Previously, the drug had only been approved to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This is an important development for certain mesothelioma patients. In a press release, the FDA said that clinical trials showed an effective response rate for 29 percent of patients with mesothelioma and other applicable tumors that [...]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor primarily caused by exposure to asbestos. While there is currently no cure, researchers continue to discover new methods in treating symptoms. A team at theMoffitt Cancer Centerin Tampa has discovered that transarterial chemoperfusion has real potential to extend life expectancy for mesothelioma patients. How does transarterialchemoperfusionwork? Doctors apply a high dosage of drugs including cisplatin, methotrexate, and gemcitabine [...]

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