mesothelioma research

BREAKING NEWS FROM ASCO: Avelumab Results for Mesothelioma Treatment Released

Dr. Raffit Hassan of the National Cancer Institute, and former chair of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s Science Advisory Board, announced results of the Phase 1 clinical trial of avelumab at the most recent ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting in Chicago.
Avelumab, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, works on the basis of boosting the immune system. […]



Dr. Bueno Discusses the Future of his Mesothelioma Program

The Meso Foundation recently hosted a Meet the Mesothelioma Experts session with Dr. Raphael Bueno, the chief of thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He was interviewed by Mary Hesdorffer, the Meso Foundation’s executive director and nurse practitioner, and discussed his work and the future of his mesothelioma program.
When asked about […]



Despite Negative Results, Meso Foundation Grateful for Investment Into Disease

The Meso Foundation released a statement from its executive director, Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, about AstraZeneca’s tremelimumab trial for mesothelioma.
In an AstraZeneca press release issued yesterday, the company states that “DETERMINE, the Phase IIb clinical trial of 10 mg/kg tremelimumab monotherapy in second or third-line treatment of unresectable malignant mesothelioma, did not meet its primary endpoint […]