How is mesothelioma treated?

Until recently, treatment with mesothelioma had been limited

Prior to FDA approval of Optune Lua™ in 2019, treatment for unresectable mesothelioma was limited to chemotherapy

Optune Lua is used together with chemotherapy

Optune Lua is not a medicine and does not enter the bloodstream. When used with chemotherapy, skin irritation was the most common side effect.

In a clinical study, Optune Lua was used with chemotherapy in 80 untreated patients with unresectable (unable to be removed via surgery), malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Optune Lua™ & Standard Chemotherapy

Optune Lua is approved to treat unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic, malignant pleural mesothelioma when used together with standard chemotherapy.

Sometimes medical language is hard to understand, especially some of the words used above. The following may help:

Unresectable means that a tumor is not able to be removed with surgery.

Locally advanced means that tumors have spread into nearby tissues, organs, or lymph nodes in the areas around where the cancer originally formed.

Metastatic means the cancer has spread from where the cancer originally formed to other tissues or organs in the body.

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. It is malignant, which means abnormal cells divide without control and spread to nearby cells.

*FDA approved under the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway.

Pemetrexed + cisplatin or carboplatin.

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