From the Meso Foundation Staff

Asbestos Awareness Week: Counteracting Decades of Damage with Research?

During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will observe Asbestos Awareness Week while raising awareness of the deep damage inflicted by asbestos’ use and the overdue need for life-saving treatments and a cure for those who have already developed, or who will develop, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer known to be caused by […]


Thank You from Mary Hesdorffer

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
It feels like a time warp as we move from project to project, one day blending into the next. We are deeply immersed in planning three regional conferences before this year ends, and projecting what is in store for us in 2015.
I would like to take […]



Saluting Our Veterans!

Thank You, Veterans!
On this Veterans Day, the Meso Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all those who have generously and selflessly served this country in our various branches of the military. We appreciate and admire your service!
At the Meso Foundation, our work on behalf of veterans affected by mesothelioma today, and […]


Message from IASLC

by Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Melinda and I are currently attending the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and I am so pleased to report that interest in mesothelioma research is exploding.  Professor Bruce Robinson hosted a one day event in the day preceding the conference to […]