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World Conference on Lung Cancer 2016 – Day 1

This week, representatives of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation are attending one of the largest medical conferences in the world: the World Conference on Lung Cancer, organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. The conference which this year has an attendance of over 6,000 delegates, includes a full track dedicated to […]


Learning to be Healthy with Cancer

by Marcia Schekel
A diagnosis … mesothelioma … a punch to the gut … frozen with fear.
Mine was April 2014: surgical biopsy, pleural mesothelioma (epithelioid), inoperable, stage 4.
What is this strange disease? I ‘google’ meso, lawyers call. Arghhh. Somehow I contact the Meso Foundation, Mary calls. I know I am connected with others with meso. I […]


Meso Foundation Receives 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Charity Navigator has awarded the Meso Foundation its highest rating, reserved for organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in their cause. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities with the mission to guide intelligent giving.
The Meso Foundation is the only mesothelioma charity to receive a 4-star rating. The […]


BREAKING NEWS: Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery Specialist to Join University of Chicago Team

As of June 1, Dr. Kiran Turaga, a surgeon from the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be joining Dr. Hedy Kindler and the University of Chicago Medicine’s mesothelioma team.
Dr. Turaga began his career at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010. His interest has focused on peritoneal surface malignancies and regional therapies, which includes HIPEC.
HIPEC […]


The Role of Data in Precision Medicine and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

On April 26, we had the opportunity to attend Bloomberg Government’s conference on Building the Big Data Economy: Personalized care and cancer treatment in the age of big data. The conference centered around two main topics: the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative (CMI).
The event kicked off with a conversation about precision […]