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Congressional Briefing on Mesothelioma Educates Staffers
Date:9/30/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) held a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to educate members of Congress and their staffers about mesothelioma and its tragic consequences. Presenters at the briefing included Dr. Richard Alexander, Professor and Associate Chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Lisa Gonneville, a mesothelioma patient.

The purpose of the briefing was to shed light on mesothelioma, a cancer that many people may have heard of, but few know much about.

"Educating Congressional members and staffers is a first step in achieving government involvement in solving the mesothelioma crisis," said Jessica Barker, Meso Foundation’s director of government affairs.

Ms. Barker said that the Meso Foundation has been working to eradicate this cancer for the last 14 years, and although many advancements have been made as a result of the organization’s work, mesothelioma research requires meaningful federal funding in order to speed up progress.

"Mesothelioma patients and families don’t have the luxury of time," she added.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining surrounding the lung, abdomen, or heart, and is known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. With a life expectancy of six months to one year following diagnosis, medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. Between 3,000 and 3,500 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year.

Lisa Gonneville is one of them. Ms. Gonneville is from Dayton, Maine, where she lives with her husband and three of her four children, the youngest of whom is only eight years old. Her elde
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