Research, Science and Treatments

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, […]


Mesothelioma Conferences for 2016 Announced

We have recently announced the 2016 dates for our International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. In an effort to make it easier for the mesothelioma-affected  community across the United States  to access life-saving information provided directly from top experts in mesothelioma, in 2016 the Symposium will consist of three individual conferences in three major cities: Houston, […]


Meso Foundation Participates in 2015 Weinman Symposium

Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, was one of the 30 international speakers at the 2015 Weinman Symposium at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
The conference, which was sponsored by Weinman Foundation’s Honolulu chapter, the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, International Association for the Study […]