Articles by Meso Foundation

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Over the next few months, the Meso Foundation will be organizing and hosting mesothelioma conferences and events. The calendar includes mesothelioma conferences in San Francisco, Chicago, and the Washington, DC metro area, as well as Mesothelioma Awareness Day, and a Celebration of Life event for the bereaved community.
SEPTEMBER
2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: San Francisco
The […]


BREAKING NEWS FROM ASCO: Avelumab Results for Mesothelioma Treatment Released

Dr. Raffit Hassan of the National Cancer Institute, and former chair of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s Science Advisory Board, announced results of the Phase 1 clinical trial of avelumab at the most recent ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting in Chicago.
Avelumab, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, works on the basis of boosting the immune system. […]



BREAKING NEWS: Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery Specialist to Join University of Chicago Team

As of June 1, Dr. Kiran Turaga, a surgeon from the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be joining Dr. Hedy Kindler and the University of Chicago Medicine’s mesothelioma team.
Dr. Turaga began his career at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010. His interest has focused on peritoneal surface malignancies and regional therapies, which includes HIPEC.
HIPEC […]


The Role of Data in Precision Medicine and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

On April 26, we had the opportunity to attend Bloomberg Government’s conference on Building the Big Data Economy: Personalized care and cancer treatment in the age of big data. The conference centered around two main topics: the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative (CMI).
The event kicked off with a conversation about precision […]