Research, Science and Treatments

Bowel Obstructions in Patients with Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma appear to be at an increased risk of bowel obstructions either due to disease or perhaps as a consequence of their treatment. They can be caused by adhesions (scar tissue) and/or tumors among other predisposing conditions. Signs of a bowel obstruction include abdominal pain, cessation of bowel movement, absence of bowel […]


The Journey of a Mesothelioma Research Study

When patients and their families need help following a diagnosis or throughout treatment, the Meso Foundation is there for them – day or night.

But getting patients and their families through the immediate treatment is only one side of tackling this disease. At the Meso Foundation, we believe that research into new treatments is fundamental to […]


EPHB2 as a New Treatment Target for Mesothelioma

Last week, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology published the results of a study looking into the overexpression of the ephrin B2 receptor (EPHB2) in patients with mesothelioma. The researchers at the New York University Langone Medical Center observed that EPHB2 is overexpressed in all malignant mesothelioma cell lines, but not in benign mesothelial cells. In addition, […]