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Using Keytruda for Mesothelioma May Become a Reality

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently upgraded its approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, inching it closer to becoming an accepted treatment option for pleural mesothelioma. Pembrolizumab, produced by pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., also is marketed as Keytruda. The FDA’s announcement last week converted its previous “accelerated” approval in…

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Researchers Treat Mesothelioma with Precision Medicine

Targeted therapy aimed at specific genetic mutations can lead to significant improvement in progression-free survival for many cancer patients, including those with mesothelioma, a recent study shows. The research team at Intermountain Precision Genomics in St. George, Utah, found that matching tumor-related genetic mutations to drugs specific to the corresponding abnormality slows or stops many…

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Sugarbaker: Mesothelioma Clinical Trial May Be ‘Home Run’

Thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma visionary Dr. David Sugarbaker already is thinking two steps ahead, anticipating the optimal utilization of this latest clinical trial drug combination. That’s what leaders do. A phase II, multicenter clinical trial involving the antibody-drug conjugate anetumab ravtansine (BAY 94-9343) for patients with stage IV pleural mesothelioma opened recently with considerable expectations,…

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Sugarbaker: Mesothelioma Clinical Trial May Be ‘Home Run’

Thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma visionary Dr. David Sugarbaker already is thinking two steps ahead, anticipating the optimal utilization of this latest clinical trial drug combination. That’s what leaders do. A phase II, multicenter clinical trial involving the antibody-drug conjugate anetumab ravtansine (BAY 94-9343) for patients with stage IV pleural mesothelioma opened recently with considerable expectations,…

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