Articles by Meso Foundation

Mesothelioma Conferences for 2016 Announced

We have recently announced the 2016 dates for our International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. In an effort to make it easier for the mesothelioma-affected  community across the United States  to access life-saving information provided directly from top experts in mesothelioma, in 2016 the Symposium will consist of three individual conferences in three major cities: Houston, […]


Raising Funding for Life-Saving Mesothelioma Research

We’re excited to announce that we have kicked off our annual fund drive, also known as the annual appeal, with a letter outlining the Meso Foundation’s accomplishments since its inception.
During the week of Thanksgiving, we launched our annual appeal to raise funds for our research, education, support, and advocacy efforts. The campaign is held every year-end and usually […]


Asbestos Laws and Regulations in Schools

In 1984, the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (ASHAA) was established by Ronald Regan, making funding available to schools with a significant asbestos hazard and need for financial assistance. The ASHAA not only aimed to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure, but also made funding and assistance from local government agencies available where needed. Under […]


Battling the Financial Burden: Tips for Caregivers and Patients

Although we know that a cancer diagnosis brings with it a financial burden, we do not often speak about money when discussing the experiences of patients and caregivers. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Janet G., the mother of a mesothelioma survivor, has provided us with some tips for patients and families facing financial […]


Meso Foundation Participates in 2015 Weinman Symposium

Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, was one of the 30 international speakers at the 2015 Weinman Symposium at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
The conference, which was sponsored by Weinman Foundation’s Honolulu chapter, the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, International Association for the Study […]