The Meso Foundation Applauds the Newly Formed Deadliest Cancers Caucus

Capitol Hill

Deadliest Cancers Caucus forms in Congress.On May 8, a Dear Colleague letter was sent out by the founding co-chairs of the newly established Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers to invite other Representatives to join the Caucus. The caucus, founded by Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), and Henry Waxman (D-CA), described its purpose by stating that “because almost half of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are attributable to one of the deadliest cancers, it’s imperative that we monitor implementation and what, if any, additional steps Congress should take to address these most lethal cancers.”

The Meso Foundation applauds the formation of the Caucus. “We are so pleased to see the formation of the Deadliest Cancers Caucus in the House,” said Mary Hesdorffer, expert nurse practitioner and the executive director of the Meso Foundation. “Congress has recognized the need to do more for the most lethal cancers, and we are anxious to see progress. We will continue to dialogue with the Caucus and support them in any way we can.”

We would like to encourage you to request that your respective Congressional Representatives sign on to the letter. The request can be made by filling out a form at

2 Comments on "The Meso Foundation Applauds the Newly Formed Deadliest Cancers Caucus"

  1. elizabeth bombelyn | June 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Reply

    Too many people are dying from this disease.

  2. Dear Meso Foundation:
    As a family member of the Meso Foundation, and for my family members under the US Health Emergency of asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana; I sent my Letter Of Request to my State Representative to request their presence at the Capitol Hill Cancer Caucus. It is my Hope that my State Representative is in attendance today, to recognize the need to do more for all U.S. citizens affected by asbestos exposure related disease(s), Mesothelioma.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Laura Baker

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