New Report Identifies Top 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

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A British group made up of patients, caregivers and clinicians has come up with a list of what they believe are the most important questions for mesothelioma researchers to answer.

Mesothelioma Research Priorities

Groups Proposes Top Ten Mesothelioma Research Questions

This list is an invaluable resource, which should be used to inform the prioritization and funding of future mesothelioma research,

A Priority Setting Partnership put in place after Britain’s 2013 mesothelioma compensation law has just published a top ten list they hope will guide future mesothelioma research. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the report. Click here to read it now.

More than 450 mesothelioma patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals answer the mesothelioma questionnaire developed by The James Lind Alliance and Britain’s National Institute for Health Research. Eventually, the list was paired down to ten high priority research questions.

“This list is an invaluable resource, which should be used to inform the prioritization and funding of future mesothelioma research,” writes Richard J. Stephens of the Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology, a member of the Priority Setting Partnership.

The report, which was published in a recent issue of Lung Cancer, focuses on a range of topics including immunotherapy, chemotherapy, second-line treatment, diagnosis, and post-treatment monitoring.

“This is a very comprehensive list of some of the most pressing issues surrounding mesothelioma,” says Alex Strauss, Managing Editor of Surviving Mesothelioma. “If this list helps guide worldwide research efforts, it could eventually dramatically change the outlook for mesothelioma patients.”

To see the entire list and read more about how it was compiled, see British Group Highlights Top Ten Mesothelioma Research Priorities, now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website.

Stephens, RJ, et al, “Research priorities in mesothelioma: A James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership”, June 4, 2015, Lung Cancer, Epub ahead of print,

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