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Caregiver Burnout: The Unspoken Suffering of the Caregiver

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Speak to any caregiver and they will share with you the rewards of caring for a loved one when tragedy strikes. In the beginning, the tasks are met and the list items ticked off one by one. It feels good to be unselfish; the endorphins are […]



The 2014 Symposium Has Begun!

The 2014 Meso Foundation’s International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma began yesterday in Washington, DC. Yesterday, attendees spent the day on Capitol Hill advocating for federal involvement in mesothelioma research.
Today, March 6, attendees have been listening to a variety of speakers and have been learning about topics such as cancer stem cells, pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, […]


Recipient of the Outstanding Nurse Award Announced

We are excited to announce that the 2014 recipient of the Meso Foundation’s June Breit and Jocelyn Farrar Outstanding Nurse Award is Anne Alessandrini of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
At the start of 2014, the Meso Foundation introduced the June Breit and Jocelyn Farrar Outstanding Nurse Award, named in memory of two courageous women and […]


Dr. David Sugarbaker’s Move to Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation congratulates Dr. David Sugarbaker on his new role as Director of the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Thoracic Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery. He steps down as Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital effective April 30.
Dr. Sugarbaker is a […]