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Disparities and Low Participation in Clinical Trials

by Jadmin Mostel, Patient Support and Research Assistant, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
This past March, I attended the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) annual conference, and observed a dynamic roundtable discussion about disparities in the medical field. As the conversation was first colored with various factors such as socioeconomic background and language barriers, the conversation took […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Nine

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 eight of this story, […]


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 […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Eight

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 seven of this story, […]


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 […]