Asbestos Cancer Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies used to test new medical treatments. In cases where traditional treatments may not be effective, clinical trials give patients an opportunity to undergo new treatments while helping the scientific community determine the effectiveness of such therapies for the general public. Patients will want to discuss with their physician whether clinical trials are the right option for them.

ALCASE Clinical Trial Service
The ALCASE Clinical Trial Service, powered by HopeLink, searches an extensive database for lung cancer and mesothelioma clinical trials open for enrollment. Sources include the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NCI cooperative cancer research groups, and some pharmaceutical companies. There is no charge for these searches and you can request e-mail updates about new trials.
CenterWatch.com
This site offers information related to clinical trials, such as a listing of more than 41,000 industry- and government-sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA. The site is designed to be a resource both for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.
Centerwatch Clinical Trials
Lists clinical trials in convenient locations for individuals suffering from mesothelioma around the nation.
Clinicaltrials.gov
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. This allows you to search their database.
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
This coalition works to ensure the continued opportunity for patients to participate in clinical trials. Visits can access a clinical trial database.
Emergingmed.com
A free matching and referral service that quickly links cancer patients to the private and government funded clinical trials for which they may qualify.
Governmentally-Sponsored Clinical Trials
The US government agencies sponsor clinical trials for a number of diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and other diseases.
  • Clinicaltrials.gov: The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. This allows you to search their database.
  • National Cancer Institute: The National Cancer Institute sponsors a number of clinical trials. Search their database for trials on lung cancer, mesothelioma and other diseases.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Database: This is an interactive web site listing all clinical trials sponsored by the NHLBI.
John Hopkins Medical Center Thoracic Oncology Clinical Trials
Johns Hopkins Hospital, committed to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with cancer of the lung, chest and esophagus, offers a number of open clinical trials.
Lung Disease
Clinical trials for patients with lung disease can be found through government agencies and pharmseutical companies:
  • CenterWatch.com: This site offers information related to clinical trials, such as a listing of more than 41,000 industry- and government-sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA. The site is designed to be a resource both for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.
  • Clinicaltrials.gov: These clinical trials on lung disease are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Emergingmed.com: A free matching and referral service that quickly links cancer patients, including those with lung cancer, to the private and government funded clinical trials for which they may qualify.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Database: This is an interactive web site listing all clinical trials sponsored by the NHLBI, including lung disease.
  • National Cancer Institute: The National Cancer Institute sponsors a number of clinical trials including those for lung diseases.
Mesothelioma
Clinical trials for patients with mesothelioma can be found through government agencies and pharmaseutical companies.
  • Clinicaltrials.gov: These clinical trials on mesothelioma are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Cancer Institute: The National Cancer Institute sponsors a number of clinical trials including those for mesothelioma.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute sponsors a number of clinical trials including those for mesothelioma, lung cancer and other diseases.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Database
This is an interactive web site listing all clinical trials sponsored by the NHLBI.
New York Presbyterian Hospital Clinical Trials
This site lists a number of current clinical trials for the treatment of mesothelioma through the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University.
Pharmaceutical Company Clinical Trials
Lungcanceronline.org maintains a list of web sites of major pharmaceutical companies that offer clinical trials for mesothelioma and other cancers.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Clinical Trials
The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, lists its current open trials.
University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Trials
The latest trials for thoracic cancer through the University of California Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Veritas Medicine
Veritas Medicine is an online health resource focused on improving patient access to clinical trials and information about therapies in development for serious medical conditions. The centerpiece of the Veritas Medicine website is a comprehensive clinical trials database that allows patients to be matched to clinical trials based on information submitted confidentially.

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Shipyard Asbestos

At its peak, 1.7 million workers were employed by U.S. Naval shipyards. Asbestos cladding and insulation was so widely used on ships that every one of these workers was likely exposed to asbestos. [High risk asbestos jobs.]

Asbestos Products

Since 1900, enough asbestos cement pipe has been manufactured to circle the earth more than 17 times. Asbestos has been used in everything from cigarette filters to mattresses, although the most common uses for asbestos over the last century been in materials for industrial and construction purposes. [Products that contain asbestos.]

Malignant Mesothelioma

Lung xray.Mesothelioma cancer is a tumor affecting the thin membranes lining some of the body's internal cavities and organs. An aggressive and deadly cancer, mesothelioma's only known cause is asbestos exposure, making it exceedingly preventable, had asbestos companies cared to try. [Mesothelioma asbestos cancer.]


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