Advocacy Updates

Action Alert: Help Us Make the Mesothelioma Patient Registry a Reality

IMPORTANT: This is a new action! Even if you’ve already contacted your congressional representatives and they already cosigned the bill, please send them this message to request funding for the registry.
We urgently need your help to establish a mesothelioma patient registry! Every year, Congress provides funding to U.S. Departments and agencies through 12 different appropriations […]


Omnibus Bill Passes, Funds Available to Mesothelioma Research Increase

With the passage of the Omnibus budget bill last week, mesothelioma research will now be eligible for $60 million, an increase of $10 million over the amount previously available.
This particular funding is available through the Department of Defense’s Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), a pot of funding available annually to researchers studying any one of […]


Congress Includes of $50 million for Cancer Research Program

In the latest iteration of its budget bill, Congress included $50 million for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). The bill will be voted on in the House on Friday, and in the Senate shortly thereafter.
If the bill does pass, this level of funding will be consistent with funding for […]


Renewal of Zadroga Act Presents Major Win for Mesothelioma Advocates

Today, Congress voted and passed its budget bill, which included a nearly indefinite renewal of the Zadroga Act, which provides heathcare for first responders and others impacted by events of 9/11, the results look promising. The Meso Foundation is hopeful that the bill will pass thus extending nearly indefinitely healthcare benefits to first responders who […]


ACTION ALERT: Mesothelioma Bill in Congress for Patient Registry

We have big news and need your help! Today, the ‘Mary Jo Lawyer-Spano Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act of 2015’ was introduced in Congress by Congressional Representatives John Katko (R-NY), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chris Collins (R-NY), Peter King (R-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ). This bipartisan bill would establish the nation’s […]