The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) commends the efforts of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for the introduction of S. 2072, the “Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Act of 2017,” legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to identify and assess known uses […]
Anyone who has ever done any DIY-style home renovations and construction on a home built before the 80s may be at risk for mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a cancer usually associated with asbestos exposure. It is most often found in the lining of the lung or abdomen, and sometimes other organs as well.
It is a common misconception […]
Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center, along with his team, have discovered why people carrying mutations of the BAP1 gene are more susceptible to environmental carcinogens, including asbestos, radiation, and ultraviolet light.
BAP1 mutations are seen in approximately 20 percent of all cancers, and Dr. Carbone […]
In light of the newly released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the increase in mortality and morbidity of mesothelioma patients, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the only nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and the suffering caused by this cancer, has released a statement emphasizing the need […]
We share today the news that Diane Blackburn-Zambetti, our director of asbestos and prevention education, has left her position at the Meso Foundation.
Although she will no longer be a part of our staff, Diane’s work with the Meso Foundation is not ending. She will continue to work with us, through her own company, Blackburn Occupational […]