There are trials for asbestos-related diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma, which are sponsored by the Community Clinical Oncology Programs, the National Cancer Institute or different research programs. Some of the most recent trials are based on gene therapy and immunotherapy.
These experimental studies help scientists find better ways to treat patients. Trials provide support to patients and medication that is yet unavailable for the rest of the sufferers. However, patients should discuss all the possible risks with the trials’ coordinator before they decide to join.
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