mesothelioma treatment

Meso Foundation Funds Updated NCCN Resources for Mesothelioma Patients

Through partial funding by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published updated patient resources for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The resources include the NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide sheet.
The NCCN Guidelines for Patients is based on the guidelines used globally in clinical practice to allow health care […]



BREAKING NEWS: Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery Specialist to Join University of Chicago Team

As of June 1, Dr. Kiran Turaga, a surgeon from the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be joining Dr. Hedy Kindler and the University of Chicago Medicine’s mesothelioma team.
Dr. Turaga began his career at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010. His interest has focused on peritoneal surface malignancies and regional therapies, which includes HIPEC.
HIPEC […]


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 […]