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Genetically Altered Cells Give Hope For Mesothelioma Treatment

Genetically Altered Cells Give Hope For Mesothelioma Treatment

A recent study by scientists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York has found that cancerous cells reacted to genetically altered T-cells. The researchers genetically altered human T-cells to attack cancerous tumor cells in mice.

The scientists experimented with injecting the T-cells into the mice both intravenously and directly into the pleural cavity. Both methods seemed to have positive results and that bodes well for mesothelioma treatments as mesothelioma specifically attacks the pleural cavity (lining of the lungs).

Mesothelioma is a rare and, currently, incurable cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that was used in a wide variety of industries in the past and is still used in certain applications today. When asbestos particles are inhaled, they can cause cancer.

The hope of this study is to gain the approval of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) so the trials can be moved from mice to humans. The scientists said that the most exciting part about their research was that the altered T-cells not only attacked the cancerous cells, but kick-started other T-cells to join in the attack as well. They noted that the T-cells kept cancer from returning as well.

If you or someone you love is suffering from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, our Baltimore asbestos attorneys may be able to get you compensation for your ailment. If you were exposed to asbestos while at work and your employer had knowledge of the dangers of asbestos, they can be held liable for your condition. Contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today to talk with one of our Maryland mesothelioma lawyers or call us at (410) 625-9330.