April 2013

Senator Chuck Schumer Thanks the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation for its Work

At this year’s Meso Foundation Symposium, Senator Chuck Schumer, along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congressman Peter T. King, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez, Congressman Michael G. Grimm and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, was this year’s recipient of the Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award.
The award, presented […]

Taking the Air

by Laurie Kazan-Allen  
The American humorist Bill Bryson once remarked that Britain was the only country which recognized breathing as a leisure time activity. The idea of a seaside stroll to “take the air” persists to this day. It basically consists of walking up and down the promenade by the seaside breathing gusts of ozone-laden air. […]

Recap of the Rally For Medical Research

Last week, Meso Foundation staff and supporters represented the mesothelioma community in the Rally for Medical Research.  Nearly 200 organizations participated to raise awareness about the critical need for a sustained investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve health, spur more progress, inspire more hope, and save more lives.  The Mesothelioma Applied […]

What Does the President’s Request for NIH Mean for Mesothelioma?

Yesterday, the White House released the President’s budget proposal for Fiscal 2014, two months later than the usual release on the President’s Day holiday in February. The delay was caused in part by sequestration and Congress’ slow effort to provide funding for the remainder of 2013. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has strongly voiced its […]

Genetics and the BAP1 Gene in Mesothelioma

BAP1 is the first gene discovered in mesothelioma. Not everyone has the mutated copy of this gene and, in fact, we are just embarking on trials to try to get a better handle on the incidence.
In germ line mutations (inherited mutation), the gene is thought to be extremely rare but has some interesting associations with […]