National Cancer Institute

BREAKING NEWS FROM ASCO: Avelumab Results for Mesothelioma Treatment Released

Dr. Raffit Hassan of the National Cancer Institute, and former chair of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s Science Advisory Board, announced results of the Phase 1 clinical trial of avelumab at the most recent ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting in Chicago.
Avelumab, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, works on the basis of boosting the immune system. […]


First Congressional Cancer Hearing in Six Years a Success

by Jessica Barker, Director of Government Affairs, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on cancer research featuring Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and actress Valerie Harper, a survivor of Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), a rare complication of cancer in the brain. This was […]


Dr. Ira Pastan of National Cancer Institute to Speak at Mesothelioma Symposium

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced that Dr. Ira Pastan, the Head of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Biology Section, will be the keynote speaker during its 11th annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, taking place on March 5-7 in the Washington, DC metro area.
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The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced […]


Rep. Betty McCollum and Rep. Chellie Pingree to Receive Bruce Vento Hope-Builder Award

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced that Congresswomen Betty McCollum and Chellie Pingree are the recipients of the Bruce Vento Hope-Builder Award, for sending a letter to Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute, to urge the National Cancer Institute to further mesothelioma research.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation […]