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Calling for a Cure
Date:2/29/2008

e Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) therefore is dedicated to promoting the research critically-needed to develop treatments for mesothelioma. As the nation's only independent, scientifically-based source of private mesothelioma research funding, The Meso Foundation has awarded over $5 million in research grants to stellar projects around the world.

Additionally, through The Meso Foundation's advocacy, research funding for asbestos-related diseases has been included in the "Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act" which is currently in the hands of Congress. A strong effort on the federal level is needed now to develop treatments for asbestos-cancer. Says, Meso Foundation Executive Director Chris Hahn, "We have accomplished a lot with limited, private funding. It is time for the federal government to partner with us in the search for a cure before more lives are lost."


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