mesothelioma treatment

Dr. Anna Nowak Selected as Recipient of the Pioneer Award

Dr. Anna Nowak, medical oncologist, is this year’s recipient of the Pioneer Award for her exceptional achievements and dedication in mesothelioma research.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation presents the award annually to thought-leaders and allies who have substantially contributed to the advancement of mesothelioma research, treatment, care, support, education, and advocacy.
The award will be presented at […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part One

Tara DeAugustinis was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in early 2016 at the age of 45. After a few weeks of tests, doctors determined that her cancer was stage 2 and present on her chest wall and right lung.
Following Tara’s diagnosis, her husband, Richard, set up a private website for friends and family to follow along […]


Chapter 2 | Part 5: HIPEC and Dealing with Tubes Everywhere

by Christopher Graham
The other big part of the treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma, in addition to trying to remove all of the big, bulky disease you can see on the inside, is heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the OR, pumped through the belly, while they place you in different positions throughout that part of the case […]


Chapter 2 | Part 4: So What Happened During My 12 Hour Surgery?

by Christopher Graham
The operation itself lasted about 12 hours. They were expecting it to take more like 8 hours, but apparently there was a pretty significant amount of disease. They had to take out my spleen, distal pancreas, gallbladder, parts of the liver surface, and all of my right plus half of my transverse colon. […]