A vaccine developed to treat tumors caused by ovarian cancer seems to work against mesothelioma tumors as well. Both mesothelioma tumors and ovarian cancer tumors are exteriorly lined with a protein known as mesothelin. This vaccine is designed to help boost the parts of the immune system that bind to the mesothelin and work against the tumor.
The vaccine does the following:
- Creates a new protein that isolates an antibody that attacks mesothelin
- Strengthens the antibody with another protein
- Boosts production of cells that attack tumors
- Increases immune system activity
- Activates antigens that slow tumor growth
How Can This Vaccine Help?
This vaccine is cost-effective, which means more investors might be willing to research, develop, and manufacture it. It also stimulates the body, rather than attacking it like chemotherapy and radiation do. This vaccine can also improve the quality of life of those suffering from mesothelioma. It is expected to increase the lifespan of mesothelioma sufferers as well.
Mesothelioma is malignant cancer that causes inflammation, pain, and degradation in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, oftentimes while working in a commercial industry.
Asbestos exposure was known to cause cancer long before employers began warning or protecting their employees, so those companies can be held liable for your suffering. Our Baltimore asbestos attorneys can help you to file a lawsuit and get the compensation and help you need.
If you’re suffering from mesothelioma, please contact Matthew E. Kiely or call (410) 625-9330.