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Educational Series on Mesothelioma Now Available in User-Friendly Format

  (June 30, 2014)
Educational Series on Mesothelioma Now Available in User-Friendly Format

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announces the release of the new version of the page about its Meet the Mesothelioma Experts live broadcast series, which makes the recordings of its educational series user-friendly and easier to access.

Each recording is now listed with a photo of the speaker, the title of the session, and a brief description of the topic of discussion. Users can select the recording they want to listen to, which will lead them to a user-friendly audio player accompanied by a more in-depth description of the session and speaker.

The Meet the Mesothelioma Experts series is a live teleconference with the goal of providing patients, their family members, and other interested parties with the most up-to-date information on mesothelioma treatment and research, directly from the physicians pioneering these advances. After the live teleconference, each session is available as a podcast for users to listen to on the Meso Foundation website. Past podcasts have featured:


Dr. Lee Krug, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Dan Sterman, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Raffit Hassan, National Cancer Institute
Dr. Julie Brahmer, Johns Hopkins
Dr. Tobias Peikert, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Joseph Friedberg, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Valerie Rusch, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Melissa Culligan, RN, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Evan Alley, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Joanna C. Horobin, Verastem, Inc.

The topics of past sessions have included immunotherapy, gene therapy, drugs, clinical trials, and biomarkers. Topics are discussed through an informal interview, focusing on questions important to patients in particular. Listeners are encouraged to ask questions while listening to the call.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. An estimated one-third of those who develop mesothelioma were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in shipyards.

ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this extremely aggressive cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $8.7 million to research. More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.
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