It is with great sadness that we announce to the community the loss of two public figures who died this past week of malignant mesothelioma. Jocelyn Farrar, DNP was a member of our Board of Directors and widely known throughout the community for her work on behalf of mesothelioma patients, both raising awareness and […]
September 26th is nationally recognized as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. As important as it is to spread awareness every day of the year, September 26th is the biggest day to do so. Events are one of the best ways to raise awareness and funds for mesothelioma, and there are many coming up surrounding September 26th. As […]
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CAMBRIDGE, MA – Sep. 10, 2013 – Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM), focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells, today announced the initiation of COMMAND (Control Of Mesothelioma with MAiNtenance Defactinib). COMMAND is a registration-directed trial of lead cancer stem cell inhibitor […]
by Erica Ruble, Fundraising Coordinator, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
I am writing this month’s fundraising blog with a heavy heart. Friday, August 16th marked the 5th anniversary of the passing of my mentor and dad, Lance S. Ruble. It feels like forever since I have seen him and heard his voice, but like it was just […]
Cancer therapies often result in xerostomia (dry mouth), a condition that can lead to increased risk of infection and cavities. Bacteria in the mouth are kept in check by saliva, which is a crucial fist line of defense in maintaining good oral health. When there isn’t enough saliva produced, or the amount available isn’t enough […]