mesothelioma

I’m Still A Nurse

by Ann Toney
On July 2, 2013, I checked myself into an ER, but not the one I worked in. I wanted to be in control of what and when my hospital knew, and I had waited so long that my symptoms were such that I felt I needed an ER. I was wishing my fellow […]


A Tribute to Tara DeAugustinis

We are deeply saddened by Tara DeAugustinis’ passing. Tara and her husband Rich have become symbols of strength in the mesothelioma community, as they shared their story with the world. Through regular updates beginning with Tara’s diagnosis in early 2016, they informed us of their joys and successes, setbacks and heartbreaks. They taught us that […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Eleven

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part ten of this story, […]


Disparities and Low Participation in Clinical Trials

by Jadmin Mostel, Patient Support and Research Assistant, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
This past March, I attended the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) annual conference, and observed a dynamic roundtable discussion about disparities in the medical field. As the conversation was first colored with various factors such as socioeconomic background and language barriers, the conversation took […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Ten

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part nine of this story, […]