Cancer Research

Rep. Betty McCollum and Rep. Chellie Pingree to Receive Bruce Vento Hope-Builder Award

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced that Congresswomen Betty McCollum and Chellie Pingree are the recipients of the Bruce Vento Hope-Builder Award, for sending a letter to Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute, to urge the National Cancer Institute to further mesothelioma research.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation […]


Mesothelioma Researcher Receives Pioneer Award

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced today that the 2014 recipient of its Pioneer Award is Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, for his remarkable achievements in mesothelioma research.
Michele Carbone, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pathology and the Director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated Consortium Cancer Center affiliated with […]


UPDATE: Mesothelioma Included in Department of Defense Bill

On July 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Defense Funding Bill that included $16 million in funding that is eligible to be awarded to mesothelioma research.
The House approved the fiscal year 2014 Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 2397) on a vote of 315 to 109. The bill includs funding for the Congressionally Directed Medical […]


Cancer Research Awareness Month: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

By Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner and Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
In 1996 I began my career in clinical research which ultimately led to a focus solely on mesothelioma clinical research. At that time, there was no standard of care and clinical trials were being developed that would lead to some significant changes in the […]


FROM THE HEADLINES: International Team from the University of Hawai’i Identifies Protein Critical in Development of Mesothelioma

Former Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s grant recipient, Dr. Haining Yang  (University of Hawai’i), is once again making news with the recent discovery of a protein that is activated following exposure to asbestos leading to the development of malignant mesothelioma.  As reported by MedicalXpress.com, Dr. Haining Yang, PhD, and an international team of researchers have identified […]