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Advancing Mesothelioma Research
Date:2/24/2010

thelioma of drugs already available to cancer patients, while reducing their side effects; and a study focused specifically on peritoneal mesothelioma, aimed at targeting residual tumor cells after surgical debulking as well as enabling earlier detection. The full list of projects can be seen in the Mesothelioma Research Grant Awards section of CureMeso.org.

“We are thrilled that our mesothelioma research funding continues to foster such strong interest among brilliant medical scientists and we have high expectations for these projects. As the national nonprofit advocating for mesothelioma patients today, and for all those who will be diagnosed in the future, we will continue raising funds for life-saving research and we won’t stop until there is a cure,” says Chris Hahn, Executive Director for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen or heart caused by asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive of all cancers. For decades it was regarded as untreatable, deadly and hopeless; and so, in a sad, self-fulfilling prophecy, the need for research to develop effective treatments was mostly ignored. For the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and today’s patients, their families, and the millions of Americans who in the last five decades have been exposed to asbestos and are at risk for the cancer, this is unacceptable. The Foundation believes in a cure for this tragic disease, and is committed to funding the research critically-needed to understand
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