Mesothelioma clinical trials are often government-run and recruit real mesothelioma patients to serve as test subjects. The benefit of participating in a clinical trial is that you are actively helping scientists and doctors find a better treatment for mesothelioma. As a participant, you will receive the trial treatments at no cost to you.
Clinical trials can last anywhere from a few weeks, few months, or even years. The length of each clinical trial is dependent on each individual project goal, which is either to find a cure or possibly a better form of treatment.
Side Effects Of A Clinical Trial
You can experience side effects when participating in a clinical trial, though they will vary depending on the type of medication used. You can have side effects that range from nausea to physical body pains and aches.
Qualifications To Participate
- Have pleural mesothelioma
- Be 18 years or older
- Meet the specific criteria that caters to each individual clinical trial
Ongoing Clinical Trials of Interest
- Pilot Study of Bisphosphonate Therapy (Zoledronic Acid) in Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma (UAB 0901) – more info
- Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin With or Without Cediranib Maleate in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma – more info
- Study of Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Mediastinal or Chest Wall Neoplasms, or Lung Metastases From Cancers of Non-Thoracic Origin – more info
- Biomarkers to Detect Mesothelioma Early in Patients Exposed to Asbestos or Vermiculite – more info
- Optical Coherence Tomography of the Airway in Detecting Abnormal Cells in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Lung Cancer or Lung Disease – more info
- Pemetrexed Disodium or Observation in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Without Progressive Disease After First-Line Chemotherapy – more info
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