Disease Category: Biphasic Mesothelioma, Epithelioid Mesothelioma, Stage I, IA, IB, II, III Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma
Study Title: A Feasibility Trial of Neoadjuvant Cisplatin-Pemetrexed With Atezolizumab in Combination and in Maintenance for Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Description: This phase I pilot trial studies how well atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and surgery with or without radiation therapy in treating patients with stage I-III pleural malignant mesothelioma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, and cisplatin before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving atezolizumab after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.