Update from World Conference on Lung Cancer 2016 (Mesothelioma Track) – Day 2

Results from studies using PDL1 inhibitors
Today, at the World Conference on Lung Cancer 2016 (Mesothelioma Track), several investigators presented data for their immunotherapy studies. The first three presentations focused on PDL1 inhibitors.
Dr. Paul Baas began the session by presenting data from his Phase II study of nivolumab, an immunotherapy agent. Though his study showed no […]

Mesothelioma Interest Growing

“Mesothelioma is known as a traditionally under-funded and under-studied cancer.”
That’s the answer customarily given to patients, their families, and the public at large when they ask about the very slow advances that were so typical of mesothelioma. Until now.
And while technically that is still true, especially when compared to other cancers, some changes are […]

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 […]