chemotherapy

Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Three

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part two of this story, […]


“There’s no question that research cures cancer”

“There’s no question that research cures cancer,” began Dr. Rich Alexander of the University of Maryland and chair of the Meso Foundation’s Board of Directors. “If you look at the most effective therapies that we have now for many cancers across the country, those treatments were defined through the clinical trials process.”
At the 2017 International […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Two

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part one of this series, […]


What Do You Know About Keytruda and Opdivo?

If you live In the United States where pharmaceutical companies advertise directly to consumers, in the last few years you’ve likely seen many ads for drugs whose unbranded names end in “mab.” Many of the advertised drugs are used to treat disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, to mention a […]


Importance of Dental Hygiene for Mesothelioma Patients

Cancer therapies often result in xerostomia (dry mouth), a condition that can lead to increased risk of infection and cavities. Bacteria in the mouth are kept in check by saliva, which is a crucial fist line of defense in maintaining good oral health. When there isn’t enough saliva produced, or the amount available isn’t enough […]