November 2013

The Holiday Table

by Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The holidays are approaching, and the dreaded holiday feasts begin. The mesothelioma patient who is undergoing chemo, or perhaps has not regained their appetite, can be very uncomfortable sitting at a table laden with holiday goodies and an expectation that they will dive in with relish.
So […]


Update from the ED: My time at UPenn and the Fox Chase Cancer Center

by Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
I received an invitation to attend the first ever community lung cancer day at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though the focus was on lung cancer, I was given the opportunity to have a table where I could promote the work of the Foundation […]



The FACT Act Statement

Over the last few months, there has been a great deal of discussion about the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (H.R. 982) also known as the FACT Act. The FACT Act just passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 221-199.  The bill requires the existing asbestos trusts to file quarterly reports on the claims they […]


Saluting Our Veterans!

Thank You, Veterans!
On this Veterans Day, the Meso Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all those who have generously and selflessly served this country in our various branches of the military. We appreciate and admire your service!
At the Meso Foundation, our work on behalf of veterans affected by mesothelioma today, and […]