Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Checkpoint Inhibitors

Mesothelioma is a rare and devastating form of cancer caused primarily by asbestos exposure. It mostly attacks the lungs. Not much more is understood about mesothelioma, and for that reason every bit of information available is extremely important.

Did you know that SV40 virus infection might contribute to the development of malignant mesothelioma? Read more about it here.

In this video shared by OncLiveTV, a panel of physicians discuss the potential for checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The panel also discusses the undisputed importance of clinical trials for new potential medicines.

Read more on how elderly patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma may benefit from surgery.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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