mesothelioma research

Marjorie Zauderer, MD, named new chair of mesothelioma foundation board of directors

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced this week that Marjorie Zauderer, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been voted chair of the board of directors, which governs the organization. She first joined the board in 2017.
Dr. Zauderer succeeded the previous chair Dr. Richard Alexander, a surgeon at Rutgers […]


Congress funds congressionally directed DOD funding for FY18 with $80 million

We are excited to report that Congress has funded the congressionally directed Department of Defense (DoD) funding for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) with $80 million to support innovative, high-impact cancer research. This is a major increase from last year’s $60 million, $50 million the year before, and $25 million two years prior. The upward trend, in […]


RECAP: Meet the Mesothelioma Experts Advocacy Edition

Time is of the essence, persistence is key, and share your story. These were just some of the key points highlighted during our recent Meet the Mesothelioma Experts podcast during which we discussed advocacy and got an inside look into Capitol Hill. You can listen to the full episode below.

Our experts for the evening were […]


Meso Foundation Reaches $10 Million in Research Grants Funded

With the conclusion of its latest funding cycle, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has reached the milestone of $10 million in grant funding awarded to the most promising mesothelioma research projects across the globe. The Foundation is the only non-governmental institution to fund mesothelioma research through a transparent, merit-based process modeled after the National Institutes […]


Action Alert: Help Us Make the Mesothelioma Patient Registry a Reality

IMPORTANT: This is a new action! Even if you’ve already contacted your congressional representatives and they already cosigned the bill, please send them this message to request funding for the registry.
We urgently need your help to establish a mesothelioma patient registry! Every year, Congress provides funding to U.S. Departments and agencies through 12 different appropriations […]