Chemotherapy for mesothelioma
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1M ago
Michael Offin, MD, MSKCC, joins us for an informative session about chemotherapy drugs, their uses, side effects, and supportive medications ..read more
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Radiation oncology for mesothelioma: IMRT, proton, alone or w/ surgery, plus immunotherapy
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
Andreas Rimner, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, joins us for a conversation about radiation oncology and currently available clinical trials. He discussed various ways patients can benefit from radiation therapy, including an overview of different types of radiation and different modes of treatment. Radiation therapy can be applied alone, or in combination with other treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy. Dr. Rimner is a radiation oncologist who specializes in caring for people with cancers of the chest, known as thoracic cancers. These include non-small cell a ..read more
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Overview of the mesothelioma program at Mt. Sinai in NYC, w/ Dr. Andrea Wolf
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
Dr. Andrea Wolf is Director of the New York Mesothelioma Program at the Mount Sinai Health System, which provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical care for patients with suspected or diagnosed malignant pleural mesothelioma. She has expertise in surgery for pleural mesothelioma and VATS lobectomy, and research interests in mesothelioma, health care disparities, and lung cancer. Dr. Wolf graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University and earned highest honors and her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She trained in General Surgery and served as Chief Resident at Massachusetts Ge ..read more
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What is peritoneal mesothelioma and how is it treated, with Dr. Travis Grotz of Mayo Clinic
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
Conversation with Travis Grotz, MD, surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic who specializes in the treatment of peritoneal malignancies. Dr. Grotz serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. He is interviewed by Shannon Sinclair, RN, BSN, OCN, who serves as the patient services director at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. www.curemeso.org ..read more
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Which patients can benefit from surgery, how mesothelioma differs from lung cancer + more!
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
We meet with Dr. Joseph Friedberg, a thoracic surgeon at Temple University Hospital-Main Campus and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Joseph Friedberg, MD, FACS, is Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University Health System, Vice Chair of Surgical Services for the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Co-Director of the Temple Health Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease Program. He is interviewed by Shannon Sinclair, RN, BSN, OCN, who serves as the patient services director at the Mesothelioma ..read more
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What happens when we combine chemotherapy with immunotherapy to treat mesothelioma?
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
Separately, chemotherapy and immunotherapy are both approved to treat mesothelioma, and individually they work equally well for those patients with the epithelioid type of disease. Currently, the question in front of scientists is what happens when those two treatments are combined? DREAMER, a new clinical trial enrolling right now in the United States and Australia, is looking to find those answers. In this episode of MesoTV we talk with one of the principal investigators of this study, Dr. Patrick Forde of Johns Hopkins, to ask him about what this trial means to patients. If a patients is co ..read more
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Meet Shannon Sinclair, RN, BSN, OCN, the on-staff mesothelioma expert at the Foundation
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation can help guide you through the selection of medical specialists and treatments including clinical trials. Our on-staff mesothelioma expert, Shannon Sinclair, RN, BSN, OCN, is available to speak with patients and their families to help guide them through their diagnosis and treatment options. She can be reached at shannon@curemeso.org or by phone at (703) 879-3821. Shannon is an oncology nurse with 14 years of experience working at a large cancer center in Ohio where she worked with a multidisciplinary team comprised of medical and radiation oncologi ..read more
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How Does an Oncologist Determine if a Clinical Trial is Right for a Patient?
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
We are joined by Dr. Marjorie Zauderer, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Zauderer talks to us about the thought process she and other medical oncologists employ when determining whether a patient should enroll in a clinical trial and which trial that should be ..read more
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Two patients talk about their mesothelioma diagnosis and subsequent treatment
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1y ago
In this episode, we are joined by two patients who recently received a mesothelioma diagnosis. They discuss their initial shock to hear the word "mesothelioma" and their subsequent efforts to find specialists experienced in treating their cancer ..read more
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MesoTV | Radiation therapy for mesothelioma
MesoTV Podcast: Conversations Impacting the Mesothelioma Community
by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
2y ago
We are joined by a panel of radiation oncologists who specialize in mesothelioma: - Charles B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO, Research Professor, Chief Medical Officer, New York Proton Center - Andreas Rimner, MD, Director of Thoracic Radiation Oncology Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York They join us to discuss radiation therapy for the treatment of mesothelioma. Some areas discussed include: • Difference/similarities between photon, proton, external beam, IMRT ..read more
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