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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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Mesothelioma Foundation Awards New $1 Million for Research to Cure Asbestos Cancer

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced today it has awarded an additional $1 million in research funding aimed at curing the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Meso is an aggressive, painful cancer of the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart or testicles. After a very long latency, ten to fifty years, it can afflict anyone who has

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The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Calls for Passage of the Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation today applauds Senator Patty Murray for her steadfast leadership on behalf of the mesothelioma patient and research community and offers its endorsement of her legislation, “Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007.” Dr. Harvey Pass, Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine in New

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International Conference Focuses on Mesothelioma

The University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine will host the eighth conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) from Thurs., Oct. 19, through Sun., Oct. 22, 2006, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago. A related conference, organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and designed

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Historic Wins for Mesothelioma Research Funding: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Achieves First-Ever Federal Appropriations for Asbestos-Cancer Research

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the national nonprofit dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease, announced today two historic victories in federal research funding to combat the deadly asbestos-related cancer. Meso was just included as an eligible disease in the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, enabling meso investigators from

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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Names Nicholas J. Vogelzang, M.D. as New Board Chair:

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the national nonprofit dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma (meso) as a life-ending disease, announced today that illustrious cancer researcher, Nicholas J. Vogelzang, M.D., F.A.C.P., has become the new chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Vogelzang is the director of Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) and formerly served as

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New York Volunteer Chapter Of MARF To Hold First Annual "5k Walk For Hope"

Merrick, NY – The New York Volunteer Chapter of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) will hold the first annual "5K Walk for Hope" on April 23, 2006 at 10am in Eisenhower Park, located in East Meadow, NY. All proceeds will go to MARF, a 501 (c) (3) organization that has awarded $3 million in

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New Research Grants Continue Progress Against Dread Cancer

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Announces Additional $1 Million of Research Funding The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (“MARF”) announced today awards of almost $1 million in additional research funding aimed at curing mesothelioma (“meso”). An international and cross disciplinary set of nine new projects will go forward thanks to grants from MARF of $100,000 each. Researchers

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Mesothelioma Community Pays Respects to Eli Segal

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) pays solemn respects to Eli Segal, former Clinton campaign chief-of-staff, and extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends and associates. Mr. Segal died Monday of mesothelioma (meso), an asbestos-related cancer of the lining of the lung, heart or abdomen. Mr. Segal had been diagnosed just four months ago.

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Last update: April 01, 2019. 03:30:08 pm.