5K Walk to Cure Meso – New York

If you live in the New York area, mark your calendar! This September 17, 2017 at 9 am, join our community member and fundraiser Erica Iacono in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY for all-family 5K Walk to Cure Meso.
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“After 12 years, I still do this event because I want to honor […]

NEWS: Peritoneal Surgeon Moves to Rutgers from University of Maryland

At the end of October of 2017, Dr. H. Richard Alexander, esteemed surgeon specializing in peritoneal mesothelioma, will be moving from his current institution, the University of Maryland, to Rutgers University in New Jersey.  His new position as Chief Surgical Officer will combine administrative as well as clinical duties. As such, Dr. Alexander will also […]

Anetumab Ravtansine Fails to Show Improvement of Progression-Free Survival in Mesothelioma

In a statement released on Sunday, Bayer announced that Anetumab ravtansine, its antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) tested in mesothelioma, has missed its primary endpoint failing to improve progression-free survival in mesothelioma patients.
“Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a very difficult-to-treat tumor, and we had hoped for a better outcome for patients,” said Robert LaCaze, Executive Vice President and […]

Mesothelioma Researcher Authors Journal Article on CAR T-cell Therapy

Mesothelioma researcher and Meso Foundation grant recipient Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD, FACS, FCCP, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) was an author on the review article CAR T-cell therapy for lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma recently published in Translational Research: The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine.
Dr. Adusumilli is a thoracic surgeon-scientist […]

Dr. Anna Nowak Selected as Recipient of the Pioneer Award

Dr. Anna Nowak, medical oncologist, is this year’s recipient of the Pioneer Award for her exceptional achievements and dedication in mesothelioma research.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation presents the award annually to thought-leaders and allies who have substantially contributed to the advancement of mesothelioma research, treatment, care, support, education, and advocacy.
The award will be presented at […]