Oncology & Cancer

Radiotherapy doubles survival for patients with mesothelioma

Mesothelioma patients are twice as likely to survive for two years or longer, if they are treated with a high dose of radiation to the affected side of the trunk, according to research presented at the ESTRO 38 conference.

Oncology & Cancer

Pembrolizumab shows promise in treatment of mesothelioma

Pembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma, according to a new study led by investigators from the Perelman School ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patients

The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural ...

Surgery

Mesothelioma surgery improves quality of life

Although surgery can prolong the lives of patients with an aggressive type of cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma, many patients avoid the operation for fear it will degrade their quality of life.

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