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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2017

Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which takes place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, aims to educate and inform society about the deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and how funding is a critical component in mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation and eventually became National Mesothelioma Awareness Day as proclaimed

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2016

September 26, 2016, was Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day dedicated to raising awareness for mesothelioma, was established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is a nonprofit organization that believes that there is a cure for mesothelioma and through education, fundraising and awareness, a cure can be achieved. Mesothelioma is a deadly

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Senator Max Baucus Honored by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

On June 11, 2010 Senator Max Baucus, the United States Senator from Montana, received the Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award during the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. This event, hosted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) took place in Washington, DC from June 10 – 12, 2010 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. This

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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Funds Eight New Research Projects to Advance Critically-Needed Mesothelioma Treatments

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced today awards of an additional $800,000 to researchers, at top national and international medical science centers, devoted to finding a cure for mesothelioma. This brings to almost $7 million the funds the Foundation has awarded to develop better treatment options for mesothelioma patients. To spur the research

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Expands Since 2005 Founding

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for mesothelioma by funding research, providing patients support services, and participating in federal mesothelioma advocacy, has earmarked Saturday, Sept. 26, as Mesothelioma Awareness Day and says that this year’s observance will be its most successful awareness campaign to date. For

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Mesothelioma Doctor, Advocate and Volunteers Recognized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

To recognize the extensive studies, long hours and personal investment of those involved in eradicating mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will present three awards at the Gala Celebration of Hope on Friday June 26th, day two of the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, to be held Thursday, June 25th through Saturday, June 27th at

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2009 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: June 25-27

The 2009 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will take place this June in Washington, DC. Organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the event will feature international specialists as well as mesothelioma patients, caregivers, and advocates. Leading international experts in the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, will join mesothelioma patients, caregivers, loved ones and advocates

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Faces of Mesothelioma; Meso Foundation Press Conference with Families and Patients

With a latency period of 10-50 years, and with millions of Americans at risk for mesothelioma, an asbestos-generated cancer, the ravages of this life ending disease continue to disrupt families and lives. The Meso Foundation is hosting a press conference with leadership, members of Congress and three guest speakers who will share their poignant stories

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Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) highlights need for asbestos ban

Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and the staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee organized a briefing for key staff members of the House, on the critical need for legislation to ban asbestos. Date: Monday, May 19th at 2 PM Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2218 About: List of discussants includes Mary Hesdorffer, a

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MARF: Asbestos Dangers Persist

CNN’s recent expose on asbestos in children’s toys demonstrates the shocking reality that the deadly carcinogen is virtually everywhere in our environment. For decades, asbestos was used heavily in Navy ships and shipyards; in workplaces; in common building materials including drywalls, flooring, roofing materials, and cement pipes; in automotive products like brake pads; and even

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Leading Asbestos-Cancer Group Urges Congress to Partner with Them and Support Funding Provisions in Asbestos Ban Legislation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is urging Members of Congress to pass Representative Betty L. McCollum’s (D-Minnesota) "Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act" (HR 3339) and work with the Senate to get a bill to the President’s desk for his signature during this Congressional session. Today at 12:30 PM EST the

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First Time Federal Funding for Mesothelioma Research: Department of Defense Lists Asbestos-Related Cancer For Medical Research

The Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program was appropriated $50 million in the Defense Appropriations Bill that the President signed in mid- November. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is excited to announce that, for the first time, mesothelioma will be included as a research priority within the DoD’s Medical Research

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Friends of Warren Zevon Host Muscial Tribute to Raise Awareness of Asbestos Cancer, Mesothelioma

The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, California will host a tribute to the late songwriter Warren Zevon on December 8, 2007 from 4 PM until 7 PM to raise research money and awareness for Mesothelioma, the disease that claimed the life of the much loved and respected troubadour. Tickets for the show are $35.00 and

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September 26th: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26th marks national Meso Awareness Day. Meso, short for mesothelioma, is a lethal, extremely painful cancer in which membrane cells lining the chest or abdomen become malignant. The resulting tumor thickens and hardens, crushing the lungs and suffocating the patient, invading the chest wall so that even breathing is excruciating, or invading the heart,

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Research Group Applauds Progress on Ban Asbestos Legislation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation commended Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, under the direction of Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), for approving the Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007. The bill was introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in March, and now with the Committee’s approval, it will proceed to the

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Last update: March 06, 2014. 08:41:31 pm.