May 2013

Nutritional Needs of Mesothelioma Patients

I must confess that, at one point, I also was part of the medical community who brushed off questions pertaining to nutritional support by advising patients to eat like a 12 year old boy and forget focusing on healthy ingredients.
A few years ago I have come to realize that this is not really helpful to […]


Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day is the time when we honor those who served our country and paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation honors those men and women who lost their lives as a result of their service, including those who served in the military and succumbed to malignant mesothelioma.
“In honor of […]


The American Cancer Society Turns 100

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation would like to celebrate with the American Cancer Society (ACS) as it is turning 100. The American Cancer Society has helped patients and family members deal with cancer and its effects by providing research funding, educational materials and support. To honor these years of dedication to preventing and treating cancer, […]


Connecting the Dots

By Laurie Kazan-Allen
I am not one for graphs or bar charts but today I saw a diagram that really made sense. It plotted the levels of Canadian asbestos production from 1948 until 2002 alongside the incidence of asbestos-related deaths.[1] What was as clear as the nose on your face was the deadly impact that Canada’s […]


Cancer Research Awareness Month: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

By Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner and Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
In 1996 I began my career in clinical research which ultimately led to a focus solely on mesothelioma clinical research. At that time, there was no standard of care and clinical trials were being developed that would lead to some significant changes in the […]