The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation – more simply known as the Meso Foundation – has announced that it will once again offer a live broadcast of its annual conference for the benefit of those who may not be able to make it to the symposium, which will be held in Las Vegas in early March.
According to a press release by the foundation, a live stream will be available on its website, www.curemeso.org beginning on March 7 at 8 a.m., which marks the start of the event that attracts mesothelioma experts from around the world as well as patients, caregivers, and others with an interest in the aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Topics at this and past symposiums include information on potential new drugs and other treatments for the disease, genetics, updates on research, clinical trials, and more. Each year, some of the top names in research and treatment gather at the conference, offering hope not only to others in the field but also to those who’ve been touched by the disease in one way or another. This year’s line-up includes Drs. Joseph Testa, Jill Ohar, Harvey Pass, Michele Carbone, and Lee Krug.
The non-profit Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) is the “only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish more effective treatments for mesothelioma and, someday, a cure for this rare and aggressive cancer.” Since its foundation, the Foundation has awarded over $8.2 million to mesothelioma research. Patients and their families often turn to MARF for information about mesothelioma and its treatment and for assistance in finding a specialist or cancer center in their area that can adequately treat their disease.