Mesothelioma is unfortunately an extremely serious cancerous disease, which may prove fatal if it is not discovered in its incipient phase. The disease is mainly caused by inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers, and it appears especially in patients who have been exposed to working in environments containing asbestos for a prolonged time.
The field of medicine is in a constant development, trying to find the perfect cure for all types of cancer. Even if the cancer cannot be treated, the life quality of the patient can be made much better, if proper non-invasive treatments are administered. That’s what the mesothelioma clinical trials are for, and here you have a short presentation of some of the latest studies:
- ALIMITA plus Gemcitabine as front- line chemotherapy- ALIMTA is a chemotherapy drug which is extensively used in the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Its effectiveness is being studied through this particular trial.
- Surgery and Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma- in this study it is tested whether the cancerous cells can be efficiently killed with the power of light. It has been proved that cancerous cells are extremely sensitive to light, and by combining surgical methods with photodynamic therapy, the healing therapy process is shortened and more effective at the same time.
- Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Treating Patients with peritoneal cancer- In order to kill more tumor cells, drugs are being administered right into the tumor after the surgery, and then everything is being combined with radiation therapy. Such clinical trials for mesothelioma are one positive step forward into being able to offer mesothelioma patients the most effective treatments for their condition.
Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma Videos
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