Mary Hesdorffer

More Promising Mesothelioma Clinical Trials than Ever Before

During the July 2014 board meeting of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, mesothelioma expert and executive director of the Meso Foundation, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, stated that mesothelioma patients today have more promising clinical trials to choose from than ever before.
In her talk, she mentioned several trials that have been reporting increased survival and response rates. Some include […]


Focus on Mesothelioma in Pharmaceutical Company Investor Meeting

On July 10, during the research and development portion of the Verastem, Inc.’s investor meeting, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, was a featured speaker. In her talk, Ms. Hesdorffer focused on the need for clinical trials to increase the number of viable therapeutic options for mesothelioma.
According to their website, […]


The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Mesothelioma caregivers are the unsung heroes in the war against meso. Those of us intimately involved in healthcare know that exam time with doctors is limited. Billing is based upon a construct of ideas and the caregiver does not fit into this for- profit medical system. […]



Looking for Inspiration

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
I found myself on the treadmill looking for inspiration to go the extra mile. Two miles into it and I am running out of steam. I am not an ESPN fan, which means that I have to take inspiration from another source. Into my mind pops […]