Researchers Eliminate Lung Cancer in Mice

Learn how researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine are combining cytokine 'drug factory' implants and a checkpoint inhibitor drug to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma in mice.

“It’s very hard to treat mesothelioma tumors in mice, like it is in human beings,” says Bryan Burt , professor and chief of the thoracic surgery division at Baylor University. “And what our data show is that delivery of these immunotherapy particles, regionally, to these mice who have mesothelioma, has very provocative and very effective treatment responses. In fact, I’ve not seen these mesothelioma tumors in mice be eradicated, with such efficacy, as we have in this mouse model.”