Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Funds New Research Projects
$800,000 was awarded to researchers at top national and international medical science centers devoted to finding a cure for mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) who presented these awards, has now given close to $7 million in funds to develop better treatment options for mesothelioma patients.
The Meso Foundation annually funds the top research projects from around the world, and this year they received 56 grant applications. Included among the top eight projects selected is a study for improved mesothelioma treatments, a study focusing on the role of hormones in malignant mesothelioma, as well as various studies looking at improving the specificity and effectiveness in mesothelioma of drugs already available to cancer patients, while reducing their side effects.
Mesothelioma, an unusual form of cancer which can take up to five decades to be properly diagnosed, is responsible for approximately 3,000 new cases each year in the United States. Although there is no cure for mesothelioma, it can be treated with varying degrees of success through the use of surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, by educating patients, and by advocating for federal mesothelioma funding.
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