mesothelioma advocacy

2015 Awards to be Presented at Dinner in March

The Meso Foundation is proud to announce its 2015 Award recipients! The awards will be presented during the Awards Dinner at the 2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7PM at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award will be presented to James A. Grogan, […]

ACTION ALERT: Request Support for Increased Research Funding

Dear supporter of mesothelioma research.
We need your help!
In March, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) developed a formal letter requesting the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee dedicate $40 million for the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) in the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The $40 million represents a $15 million increase over the […]

We will miss you, Jessica!

Dear friends,
We wanted to share with you the news that our director of government affairs, Jessica Barker, will be, for personal reasons, leaving her position at the Meso Foundation at the end of August. During the three years spent at the Foundation, Jessica has been instrumental in advancing the meso community’s issues on Capitol Hill. […]

Get Ready for Meso Awareness Day 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is just around the corner on September 26th! Established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004, Meso Awareness Day has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer. In the last ten years, through various activities, the Meso Foundation and its volunteers have been able to obtain […]

Update on the Deadliest Cancers Caucus

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. According to the Dear Colleague letter, the Caucus was created “Because almost half of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are attributable to […]