Setbacks in Mesothelioma Research Possible Due to Closure of the Only Federally-Funded Mesothelioma Program

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) warns that closure of the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank (NMVB), the only federally-funded program specifically designated for mesothelioma that recently saw its funding cut as a direct result of the sequester, may cause setbacks in mesothelioma research.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) […]

Meso Foundation Participates in Prestigious Conference on Lung Cancer

On October 27 – 30, Mary Hesdorffer, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), and Melinda Kotzian, the chief executive officer of the Meso Foundation, are scheduled to attend and participate in the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer  in Sydney, Australia, organized by the International Association for the Study of […]

BREAKING NEWS: SS1P Clinical Trial Results Published

Today, the Science Translational Medicine journal published the article “Major Cancer Regressions in Mesothelioma After Treatment with an Anti-Mesothelin Immunotoxin and Immune Suppression” by Dr. Raffit Hassan of the NCI, former chair and current member of the Meso Foundation’s Science Advisory Board.
Dr. Hassan explains:
Very few treatment options exist for patients with mesothelioma who have failed […]

Mary Hesdorffer, NP, to Present at UPenn Conference

Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s executive director, will be presenting at a conference at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) on November 15. Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will be hosting the conference titled “Pleural Mesothelioma 2013: Multidisciplinary Diagnosis, Treatment and Investigation.” Mary has been selected […]

Actor Ed Lauter Dies of Mesothelioma at 74

Ed Lauter had a long and successful career as a character actor. Lauter was born and raised in Long Beach, New York, and began his acting career in the 1970s. His film debut was in The Magnificent Seven Ride!, a western released in 1972. Lauter went on to play over 200 film and television roles. […]