Understanding the Different Types of Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

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There are many reasons why mesothelioma patients might want to enroll in a clinical trial. Clinical trials offer patients a chance to try out new medicines and treatments for the disease, as well as contribute vital data needed to further research mesothelioma so that one day a cure may be found.

Enhancer seen to well work with mesothelioma therapy now in clinical trial. Find out more. 

There are different types of clinical trials for mesothelioma: ones which are centered on treating the existing disease, either with new drugs or other medical treatments; ones which look at ways to prevent people from getting mesothelioma; trials which aim to improve the diagnosis process for mesothelioma; and trials which aim to improve the quality of life for patients with untreatable mesothelioma.

There are usually three phases to a clinical trial: the first is testing on humans rather than animals; the second is generally about assessing dosage or the efficacy of a medicine or treatment; and the third is a much bigger trial needed for the FDA to approve the drug or treatment for widespread use. Find out more about clinical testing for mesothelioma and how you can get involved here. 

Questions to ask before participating in a mesothelioma clinical trial. 

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2 comments

  1. Lydia Pine says:

    The only cure is prevention. I suggest an annual chest x-ray or c/t scan for those exposed to asbestos. Simple question by your family doctor should immediately get you both and a referral to a specialist. Family doctors are not asking and not catching this early. Usually only found in late stage.
    Stop given false hope. The longest Mesothelioma patient out of 2,000 surgeries was seven years.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Mesothelioma is a horrible cancer that takes the lives of those who have it. There is a lot of research into treatments going on right now where clinical trials are a necessity. These trials do not give any type of hope of recovery and remission.

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