Research, Science and Treatments

Omnibus Bill Passes, Funds Available to Mesothelioma Research Increase

With the passage of the Omnibus budget bill last week, mesothelioma research will now be eligible for $60 million, an increase of $10 million over the amount previously available.
This particular funding is available through the Department of Defense’s Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), a pot of funding available annually to researchers studying any one of […]


Meet a Mesothelioma Nurse: Colleen Norton

We recently spoke with mesothelioma nurse Colleen Norton, BSN, RN, of the University of Maryland to ask her some questions about her role in the field in honor of National Nurses Week and National Cancer Research Month. Here’s what she had to say:
At what institution do you work and what is your role there?
I work […]


Meet a Mesothelioma Nurse: Melissa Culligan

We recently spoke with Melissa Culligan, RN, MS, a mesothelioma nurse at the University of Maryland and a member of the Meso Foundation’s Board of Directors, to ask her some questions about her role in the field in honor of National Nurses Week and National Cancer Research Month. Here’s what she had to say:
At what […]


Meet a Mesothelioma Nurse: Buerkley Rose

We recently spoke with mesothelioma nurse Buerkley Rose, RN, of the University of Chicago to ask her some questions about her role in the field in honor of National Nurses Week and National Cancer Research Month. Here’s what she had to say:
At what institution do you work and what is your role there?
Currently, I work […]


An Interview with Bonnie Anderson on the Importance of Mesothelioma Research

Diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2002, Bonnie Anderson is a 15-year warrior. Throughout this time, she and her husband, John, have been ardent supporters of the Meso Foundation and have established themselves as leading advocates within the mesothelioma community. Through the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s peer-review research grant program, they personally funded two research studies:

Exploiting Nf2/Merlin […]