mesothelioma

Review: Report on Mesothelioma

by Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Researchers from Creighton University School of Medicine accessed the National Cancer Database (NCD), and issued a report on their findings. They analyzed the years between 2000 and 2010. In the United States, 26,605 patients were diagnosed during this period of time. The NCD accumulates this […]


Mesothelioma Included in Department of Defense Spending Bill

Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY2014 Defense Appropriations Bill, which included mesothelioma as a topic area in their Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program for the third year.  Mesothelioma researchers will be eligible to apply for $15 million in research funding.
Mesothelioma has been included on the list of diseases eligible to receive […]


Oklahoma Tornados: The Continued Threat of Existing Asbestos in Our Homes

Meso warrior, Liz VanZandt of Oklahoma, is acutely aware of the recent devastation from the tornados in Moore, Oklahoma. “I watched as people were climbing through the rubble in search of loved ones, pets and personal items left behind from the tornado,” she said. As a mesothelioma survivor, her thoughts go immediately to the asbestos […]


“Daddy’s Little Girl”

This Sunday is Father’s Day.  A day that is so hard for many of us. The date on the calendar stares back at me, as I recall fond memories of an amazing man- my father, Lance S. Ruble.
My father was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in August 2007. His life, our life as a family would […]