Meso Foundation Releases Its Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Booklet

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Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced its release of a booklet about clinical trials specific to mesothelioma. The booklet is available, starting immediately, on the Foundation’s website, or in print, by request.

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Booklet to assist in identifying and evaluating experimental treatments for mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Booklet

In a cancer like mesothelioma, for which exists only one, non-curative, FDA-approved treatment, clinical trials are often the most effective and, sometimes, the only way a patient can access innovative, and potentially life-saving, treatment options.

Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced the release of its booklet about mesothelioma clinical trials.

The booklet explains clinical trials specifically within the context of mesothelioma, and provides readers with tools to determine if a clinical trial is the right course of action for them. If so, it guides them through the process of choosing the best option for their case.

In a cancer like mesothelioma, for which exists only one, non-curative, FDA-approved treatment, clinical trials are often the most effective and, sometimes, the only way a patient can access innovative, and potentially life-saving, treatment options.

The booklet, which is free of charge, can be downloaded online, or a print copy can be requested by mail by contacting the Meso Foundation’s expert nurse practitioner.

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 non-profit 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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