mesothelioma research

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 […]


2015 Mesothelioma Research Grant Recipient Interviews – Part 1

In the first of a special two-part series of Meet the Mesothelioma Experts, we interview our 2015 mesothelioma research grant recipients. In this session, we interview grant recipients Dr. Andrea McClatchey of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Sean Carlin of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and Dr. Jill Ohar of […]


Five New Mesothelioma Research Projects Funded

We are pleased to announce the funding of five new mesothelioma research projects by the Meso Foundation. To date the Meso Foundation has funded 99 projects amounting to over $9.4 million awarded toward mesothelioma research.
The Meso Foundation’s research program follows a rigorous peer-review system modeled after that of the National Institutes of Health. Each year, […]


Congress Includes of $50 million for Cancer Research Program

In the latest iteration of its budget bill, Congress included $50 million for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). The bill will be voted on in the House on Friday, and in the Senate shortly thereafter.
If the bill does pass, this level of funding will be consistent with funding for […]


New Search Tool Allows Easy Navigation of Funded Research Projects

This week, we announced the release of a search tool which will enable users on the Meso Foundation’s website to easily search through nearly 100 mesothelioma research projects the organization has funded since its inception.
“As we continue funding important research, it has become very important to create easy ways to sort through that research,” said […]