Patients and researchers have both been frustrated over the many years of trying to find a cure for Mesothelioma. When patients get diagnosed with this frustrating form of cancer, they have to face their own mortality and think about the end of their lives coming soon. Although researchers don’t have the disease, they often get frustrated with the fact that they can’t find the cure for the disease. Every time they have to tell their patient that he or she has Mesothelima, they try not to take it personal. However, it can be hard for them when they know there is nothing they can do to cure the person they are treating with the disease.
Although many patients and researchers alike go through this too many times when a patient is diagnosed with this most frustrating and deadly form of cancer, according to Mesothelioma News, there may be an answer for both patients and researchers now. The report states that researchers may have found two different drugs that can be combined together to treat the disease by using the patient’s immune system to attack and actually kill the cancer cells. This is really great news for patients who have been diagnosed with the disease and think they are going to die soon because there hasn’t been a way to kill the cancer cells and cure Mesothelioma. This is also great news for researchers, who have been so frustrated with not finding anything to help treat the patients who have been diagnosed with the disease.
So, what are these two medications being combined to use the body’s immune system to kill cancer cells? First of all, the research study that was done was done to find out if these two powerful immunotherapy medications would work well together to treat and actually work with the body’s immune system to attack and kill the cancer cells. How wonderful is that? Finally, a combination of medications to at least cure Mesothelioma. Patients with the disease can now take these medications and live happier and longer lives without the disease killing them sooner rather than later. Without these combined powerful medications to cure the disease, many people would require a Mesothelioma lawyer to help them get compensated for their illness. Compensation helps pay their medical bills anyway.
According to Mesothelioma News, one drug is called Durvalumab and this powerful medication alone works by targeting a specific protein that is found on the Mesothelioma tumor. Then, when it finds that protein on the tumor, it then starts working with and activating the immune system to attack and kill the cancer cells from the disease. Sounds really powerful!
The other drug to be combined with Durvalumab is called Tremelimumab. Tremelimumab is powerful enough to now have the orphan drug status, which was given to the drug from the Food and Drug Administration. The reason for this is because it is meant to encourage researchers to be able to learn more about it. Now, because of the Durvalumab and the Tremelimumab to be combined together, these two powerful drugs together will treat Mesothelioma patients and finally cure them of this horrible disease.
Also, if you are afraid that these two immunotherapy drugs are not safe together, you can read this article that proves they are, indeed, safe to be used together.
According to MesotheliomaHelp.org, Tremelimumab is a drug made by AstraZenica. Also, according to the report, Tremelimumab is also known as an “immune checkpoint inhibitor.” Apparently, the report states that Durvalumab also belongs to the AstraZenica drug family.
The research study will now be moving on to phase three of the study.
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