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Oklahoma Tornados: The Continued Threat of Existing Asbestos in Our Homes

Meso warrior, Liz VanZandt of Oklahoma, is acutely aware of the recent devastation from the tornados in Moore, Oklahoma. “I watched as people were climbing through the rubble in search of loved ones, pets and personal items left behind from the tornado,” she said. As a mesothelioma survivor, her thoughts go immediately to the asbestos […]


Meso Foundation Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Meso Foundation is currently the only mesothelioma charity in the United States with such a rating.
Since 2002, Charity Navigator […]


The American Cancer Society Turns 100

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation would like to celebrate with the American Cancer Society (ACS) as it is turning 100. The American Cancer Society has helped patients and family members deal with cancer and its effects by providing research funding, educational materials and support. To honor these years of dedication to preventing and treating cancer, […]


FROM THE HEADLINES: International Team from the University of Hawai’i Identifies Protein Critical in Development of Mesothelioma

Former Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s grant recipient, Dr. Haining Yang  (University of Hawai’i), is once again making news with the recent discovery of a protein that is activated following exposure to asbestos leading to the development of malignant mesothelioma.  As reported by MedicalXpress.com, Dr. Haining Yang, PhD, and an international team of researchers have identified […]


FROM THE HEADLINES: What the Supreme Court Decision and the ACA Mean to Mesothelioma Patients

Statement: Kathy Wiedemer, Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is pleased the Supreme Court has found the Affordable Care Act constitutional.  We have worked with other national health organizations to ensure the concerns of our patient and family caregiver communities addressed through the Act were upheld by the Court. The blog below […]