From the Meso Foundation Staff

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 […]



RECAP: Meso Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2013 was a major success. We had volunteers from across the country represent the Meso Foundation at the Today show in New York City, organize and participate in volunteer events, and join us for our New York Conference and Congressional Briefing. The community raised immense awareness and huge amounts of funds to […]



Why Two Talking Heads are Better than One

By Mary, Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
By now, many of you have seen the announcement that Melinda Kotzian has been promoted to CEO. Last week, following our very first announcement of this excellent news, I received a few quizzical emails expressing concern at the change in leadership of the Foundation.
I would like […]