Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 1317 King Street Alexandria VA 22314 USA

Mission: The mission of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is to eradicate mesothelioma as a life-ending disease. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the linings of the chest or abdomen. Asbestos exposure is the only known cause. The Meso Foundation solicits and rigorously reviews applications, and then awards significant grants, for research on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of mesothelioma. Through its web site and literature, its direct communications, and annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, the Foundation provides patients, family members and physicians with hope, encouragement, and information. The Meso Foundation employs a full-time mesothelioma nurse practitioner to help patients navigate their treatments. In addition, the Foundation works to enhance awareness of this disease and to encourage federal funding for research.
Programs: The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (also known as the Meso Foundation) is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. It does so by focusing on four main program areas: • RESEARCH: Funding and support of the highest level of peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; • EDUCATION: Educating patients, their families, risk populations, and the public at large about mesothelioma; • SUPPORT: Providing patient support services; • ADVOCACY: Advocating Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer-reviewed scientific research to establish life-saving treatments for mesothelioma. To date, the Foundation has directly awarded over $8.7 million and, through its advocacy efforts, has directed another $8.9 million to promising mesothelioma research.
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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

This is a great foundation with purpose. It has helped many families that are going through an unbelievably tough time. Trying to provide answers, where there are none. Trying to provide solutions, where they are needed. They have played a very influential role in members of my families lives. We all appreciate everything they have done.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My family. They were there for my uncle and his family as he battled Meso.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stay the course.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They have tried there best to help all that are influenced by this disease.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and had big hearts.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Ask for more. I'm sure it would help all parties involved, but it will take more than that to reach the true goal. A cure!

Ways to make it better...

Nothing could make the experience better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of government help. The politics involved in trying to save lives, are overwhelming.

One thing I'd also say is that...

My family is better off because of this organization. My uncle may not have survived, but his journey was improved thanks to them.

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