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Our blog is a timely voice for cancer patients, caregivers, and those seeking information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related topics. By providing relevant news, personal stories, and practical insights, we will further spread awareness and nurture hope with the goal of one day eliminating mesothelioma.

In The Community March 23, 2017 MAAC Staff

Cancer Moonshot Project Update: The NCI Formulary & Other Milestones

In the last year, there have been a lot of exciting advancements in cancer research. The Cancer Moonshot Initiative, led by former Vice President…

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In The Community March 16, 2017 MAAC Staff

How an Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Saved Mesothelioma Patient Mavis Nye

Mesothelioma is a notoriously difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Because this rare cancer often isn’t discovered until it has already progressed to a…

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In The Community February 7, 2017 MAAC Staff

Dr. Yendamuri Offers Insights on the Future of Mesothelioma Treatment

Dr. Sai Yendamuri is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in general thoracic surgery. “Within the realm of general thoracic surgery,” Dr. Yendamuri recently told…

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In The Community January 24, 2017 MAAC Staff

Cindy Zody Shares Her Father’s Mesothelioma Story

I lost my dad to mesothelioma on June 12, 2016. He was diagnosed in March of that year. I had heard of mesothelioma before…

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In The Community January 17, 2017 MAAC Staff

A Daughter’s Fight to Save Her Mother from Mesothelioma

Sharon Jones lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and works at a family-owned seed company that sells corn and grass seed locally and exports around…

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In The Community December 29, 2016 MAAC Staff

Top Asbestos Stories from 2016

Earlier this week, we shared some of the most significant medical advances related to mesothelioma over the past year. In conjunction with those advances,…

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In The Community December 27, 2016 MAAC Staff

Significant Mesothelioma Medical Advances in 2016

For many people, 2016 has been a difficult year. There were a high number of deaths of celebrities and other notable people, a bitter…

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In The Community December 21, 2016 MAAC Staff

Veteran’s Widow Describes Her Husband’s Struggle with Mesothelioma

Let me begin by telling you just a little bit about my husband, Randy Branson, who passed away from mesothelioma on August 30, 2014.…

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