Research, Science and Treatments

Dr. Bueno Discusses the Future of his Mesothelioma Program

The Meso Foundation recently hosted a Meet the Mesothelioma Experts session with Dr. Raphael Bueno, the chief of thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He was interviewed by Mary Hesdorffer, the Meso Foundation’s executive director and nurse practitioner, and discussed his work and the future of his mesothelioma program.
When asked about […]



Despite Negative Results, Meso Foundation Grateful for Investment Into Disease

The Meso Foundation released a statement from its executive director, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, about AstraZeneca’s tremelimumab trial for mesothelioma.
In an AstraZeneca press release issued yesterday, the company states that “DETERMINE, the Phase IIb clinical trial of 10 mg/kg tremelimumab monotherapy in second or third-line treatment of unresectable malignant mesothelioma, did not meet its primary endpoint […]


2015 Mesothelioma Research Grant Recipient Interviews – Part 1

In the first of a special two-part series of Meet the Mesothelioma Experts, we interview our 2015 mesothelioma research grant recipients. In this session, we interview grant recipients Dr. Andrea McClatchey of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Sean Carlin of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and Dr. Jill Ohar of […]


Five New Mesothelioma Research Projects Funded

We are pleased to announce the funding of five new mesothelioma research projects by the Meso Foundation. To date the Meso Foundation has funded 99 projects amounting to over $9.4 million awarded toward mesothelioma research.
The Meso Foundation’s research program follows a rigorous peer-review system modeled after that of the National Institutes of Health. Each year, […]