Articles by Meso Foundation


The Meso Foundation supports the ‘Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Act of 2017’

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) commends the efforts of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for the introduction of S. 2072, the “Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Act of 2017,” legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to identify and assess known uses […]


Welcome back, Mary!

IMPORTANT NEWS: The board of directors of the Meso Foundation is excited to announce that Mary Hesdorffer has been appointed executive director of the Foundation. Though Mary had retired earlier last year, she continued working with the mesothelioma community on a part-time basis in the capacity of patient consultant and also as advisor to the […]



Beyond mesothelioma: Jessica’s story

Meet Jessica. Mother, wife, daughter, mesothelioma warrior.  Jessica was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in June 2015. As to be expected, her reaction was a mix of shock, fear, and confusion. Her story exemplifies how the will to live and fight can conquer doubt, sadness, and the unforeseen.
In early 2015, Jessica began to experience increasing pain […]