Articles by Meso Foundation

Chapter 3 | Part 1: Waking Up in the ICU

by Christopher Graham
One of the places on earth where you least want to find yourself, is in the surgical intensive care unit of a major academic medical center. You can be sure that something has gone very wrong in your life indeed, when you wake up in one of those. People in any kind of […]


Diana Stewart, Patricia Dyhrman, Pat Hatley to Receive Above and Beyond Award

Diana Stewart, Patricia Dyhrman, and Pat Hatley, from Puyallup, Washington, are this year’s recipients of the Klaus Brauch Above and Beyond Award. This award honors community members who have contributed time and resources to advance the mission of the Meso Foundation. These three incredible women have gone above and beyond in their quest to help […]


Dr. Anna Nowak Selected as Recipient of the Pioneer Award

Dr. Anna Nowak, medical oncologist, is this year’s recipient of the Pioneer Award for her exceptional achievements and dedication in mesothelioma research.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation presents the award annually to thought-leaders and allies who have substantially contributed to the advancement of mesothelioma research, treatment, care, support, education, and advocacy.
The award will be presented at […]



Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part One

Tara DeAugustinis was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in early 2016 at the age of 45. After a few weeks of tests, doctors determined that her cancer was stage 2 and present on her chest wall and right lung.
Following Tara’s diagnosis, her husband, Richard, set up a private website for friends and family to follow along […]