For your convenience, we have consolidated mesothelioma treatment information for your review. This section is updated on a weekly basis.
Researchers have reported that combination resection, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and whole abdominal radiation therapy is effective for treating malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. - 4/9/08
Stage 3 pure epithelial mesothelioma patients undergoing radical decortication/pleurectomy appear to have significantly better results than patients who have less extensive operations - 2/06/08
Some malignant mesothelioma patients may have a prognosis that's not as grim as once widely believed, said a Nordic collaborative group - 9/21/07
Pemetrexed combined with either cisplatin or carboplatin demonstrated activity in previously untreated malignant pleural mesothelioma - 6/6/2007
Chemo Combination Improves Survival in Asbestos Cancer - 2/8/2007
Conventional mesothelioma therapies include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. You should keep in mind that if you choose one course of action for mesothelioma treatment, you may preclude other courses. All of your options should be considered as soon as possible.
Several forms of mesothelioma treatment such as the drug Alimta, gene therapy, immunotherapy, photodynamic therapy and multimodality therapy are still in their experimental stages. We invite you to read the following articles on experimental therapies for Malignant Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials
Information about current studies of promising new or experimental mesothelioma treatments.
Mesothelioma Treatment by Stage
This section lists typical treatment strategies based on the stage (using the Butchart staging system) of a pleural mesothelioma.
Questions to Ask your Doctor
As you deal with your cancer and the process of treatment, you need to have honest, open discussions with your cancer care team. We have listed some questions that you might want to ask in this section.
Top Cancer Centers for mesothelioma treatment have been listed alphabetically by state for your convenience. Listings include contact information and Web site links where available.
Leading Mesothelioma Physicians
We have become familiar with medical doctors who specialize in aggressively treating malignant mesothelioma. Some of these doctors will review your medical records for free to see if you are a candidate for their mesothelioma treatment protocol.
Mesothelioma Articles & Abstracts
Selected abstracts relating to malignant mesothelioma from PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's search service.
Links to helpful resources on the World Wide Web for victims of mesothelioma and their families.