Articles by Meso Foundation

We Need You! Matching Funds for Mesothelioma

We have some exciting news! We just learned that in honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute up to $1 million to Facebook fundraisers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $500,000 in matching funds, up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, and Facebook will waive up to $500,000 […]


Meet Marjorie Zauderer, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

On Tuesday, November 1, the Meso Foundation held a Meet the Mesothelioma Experts session with Marjorie Zauderer, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).
During the call, Dr. Zauderer discussed her work as a medical oncologist at MSKCC in an interview with Mary Hesdorffer, the Meso Foundation’s executive director and expert nurse practitioner.
Dr. Zauderer specializes […]



Gleneara E. Bates, MSW, Joins the Meso Foundation Team

We are excited to introduce you to Gleneara E. Bates, MSW, who has joined the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s team as our Director of Support Initiatives and Medical Outreach.
In her new role at the Meso Foundation, Gleneara will support patients and family members and develop patient education programs; work with the medical community on initiatives […]


Where is the Joy?

by Marcia Schekel
After 8 weeks of painful side effects from treatment, I looked at the CT with my oncologist to see the tumors growing and new ones coming in. I have felt crummy and have limited my activities and my spontaneous availability to friends. My husband is a great gardener — and I grow tumors. […]