Is There a Future for Immunotherapy in Mesothelioma?

Immunotherapy is a way of treating patients by boosting their immune system so that it fights off cancer cells. So far, clinical trials of immunotherapy for mesothelioma have produced mixed results with scientists split over whether they believe there is a future for the treatment in this area.

Many scientists have lost faith in immunotherapy for mesothelioma treatment, but the Mayo Clinic is still hopeful. Find out more.

However, in this video from OncLiveTV, Dr. Raffit Hassan from the National Cancer Institute explains two reasons why patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma should be hopeful for the future of immunotherapy. Dr. Hassan talks about two particular drugs which are showing promise in clinical trials. In addition, clinical trials for immune checkpoint blocking antibodies has seen long-lasting tumors shrinkage for 15 to 20 percent of patients with mesothelioma.

Report on mesothelioma immunotherapy suggests a future in combination approaches. Read more here.

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