For cancer patients, a diagnosis is generally followed by staging. Among other things, the stage of a cancer tells the patient and physician if the cancer has spread and if it’s metastasized to the lymphatic system or other organs, etc. This information is used to determine the course of treatment (i.e. whether the cancer is […]
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 […]
Joey Manzi, a 6th grade student at Catherine McGee Middle School in Berlin, CT, recently entered an essay contest to have money donated to the Meso Foundation in honor of his dad, Anthony Manzi, who is a mesothelioma survivor. Joey’s essay was one of the top selected at his school and resulted in a donation […]
We share today the news that Diane Blackburn-Zambetti, our director of asbestos and prevention education, has left her position at the Meso Foundation.
Although she will no longer be a part of our staff, Diane’s work with the Meso Foundation is not ending. She will continue to work with us, through her own company, Blackburn Occupational […]
In our previous blog post opening this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week, we mentioned that prevention of mesothelioma can take several different shapes. Avoiding exposures to asbestos is one such method. However, while theoretically valid, in reality this method falls short in accomplishing this goal because asbestos is showing no signs of going away. It […]