On April 12, Friends of Cancer Research held a briefing on Capitol Hill on the topic of Breakthrough Therapy Designation: Successes, Lessons Learned and Future Strategies. Through the breakthrough therapy program, which followed the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) in 2012, a new drug may be designated as […]
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The Meso Foundation recently hosted a Meet the Mesothelioma Experts session with Dr. Raphael Bueno, the chief of thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He was interviewed by Mary Hesdorffer, the Meso Foundation’s executive director and nurse practitioner, and discussed his work and the future of his mesothelioma program.
When asked about […]
Joey Manzi, a 6th grade student at Catherine McGee Middle School in Berlin, CT, recently entered an essay contest to have money donated to the Meso Foundation in honor of his dad, Anthony Manzi, who is a mesothelioma survivor. Joey’s essay was one of the top selected at his school and resulted in a donation […]
We share today the news that Diane Blackburn-Zambetti, our director of asbestos and prevention education, has left her position at the Meso Foundation.
Although she will no longer be a part of our staff, Diane’s work with the Meso Foundation is not ending. She will continue to work with us, through her own company, Blackburn Occupational […]
In our previous blog post opening this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week, we mentioned that prevention of mesothelioma can take several different shapes. Avoiding exposures to asbestos is one such method. However, while theoretically valid, in reality this method falls short in accomplishing this goal because asbestos is showing no signs of going away. It […]