Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer facility, the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California is a leader in both patient care and cancer research, offering the expertise of the scientists and physicians at USC's Keck School of Medicine combined with the latest cutting-edge technology available to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of cancer, like mesothelioma.
If qualified, cancer patients at Norris are offered participation in any number of clinical trials that are being conducted at the facility at any given time. The hospital's teams of experts can determine whether or not their patients are eligible for consideration for these studies, which test new drugs (like Carboplatin, Gemcitabine and Alimta) and treatments for cancer. Clinical trials offered at USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center are due to being awarded numerous grants, totalling more than $85 million.
Additionally, the researchers at Norris are divided into five thematic programs, which allow them to quickly bring their findings to the patients at the facility. These programs include molecular genetics, epigenetics and regulation, tumor microenvironment, cancer epidemiology and cancer control research.
- Cancer epidemiology
- Clinical trials
- Clinical oncology
- Tumor microenvironment
- National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at University of Southern California (USC)
The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at University of Southern California (USC):
Methoxyamine, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Mesothelioma That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery or Mesothelioma That Is Refractory to Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin or Carboplatin
Conditions: Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Advanced Peritoneal Malignant Mesothelioma; Advanced Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma; Recurrent Peritoneal Malignant Mesothelioma; Recurrent Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma; Refractory Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Unresectable Solid Neoplasm Last Updated: May 6, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Pembrolizumab With or Without Anetumab Ravtansine in Treating Patients With Mesothelin-Positive Pleural Mesothelioma
Conditions: Mesothelin Positive; Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma Last Updated: April 29, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin With or Without Cediranib Maleate in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Conditions: Epithelioid Mesothelioma; Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma; Recurrent Malignant Mesothelioma; Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Last Updated: January 16, 2019 Status: Active, not recruiting
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
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