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Accelerating innovations in systemic therapy for pleural mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a challenging disease with few approved treatments. Rapidly expanding insights into the pathogenesis of this cancer and clinical trials are now suggesting a variety of targeted and immune-oncology agents with the potential to address unmet clinical needs.

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Fig. 1: Timeline of key developments in systemic therapy for patients with MPM.


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D.A.F. has received research grants from Astex Therapeutics, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim and Pierre Fabre; fees from Aldeyra, Atara Biotherapeutics, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cambridge Clinical Laboratories, Inventiva and Targovax; and non-financial support from Clovis, Eli Lilly, Roche, Bergen Bio, Bristol Myers Squibb, MSD and Pierre Fabre.

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Fennell, D.A., Bzura, A. Accelerating innovations in systemic therapy for pleural mesothelioma. Nat Cancer 3, 902–904 (2022).

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