Research, Science and Treatments


A Look at the Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act was first introduced in the Senate by Senators Bennet ( D-CO), Hatch (R-UT) and Burr (R-NC). Two months later, Congresswoman DeGette (D-CO) and Congressman Bilbray (R-CA) introduced the act in the House of Representatives. The bills, which received bipartisan […]



Mesothelioma Researcher Receives Pioneer Award

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced today that the 2014 recipient of its Pioneer Award is Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, for his remarkable achievements in mesothelioma research.
Michele Carbone, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pathology and the Director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated Consortium Cancer Center affiliated with […]


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 […]