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Joe Biden Gives a Cancer Moonshot Update at SXSW Conference

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 3/16/2017

Joe Biden Cancer Moonshot Update

Former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas, earlier this week to give an update on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Last January, Former President Obama announced the project during his State of the Union Address. Since then, the program has made some excellent progress towards its goal of ultimately ending cancer as we know it.

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Telling Loved Ones You Have Cancer

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 3/9/2017

Telling Loved Ones

Finding the right words when faced with a difficult situation can be daunting. No one wants to say the wrong thing or cause further pain or stress. Breaking the news of a cancer diagnosis to loved ones can be especially overwhelming.

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What Are Orphan Drugs Doing for Rare Cancers?

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 2/7/2017

Orphan Drugs for Rare Cancers

When you boil it down, drug companies exist for two main reasons: to provide medication to those who are sick, and to make money for their owners or shareholders.

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The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 1/20/2017

Grief Counseling

Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.

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2016 in Review: Recapping Mesothelioma Research

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 12/29/2016

Immunotherapy Innovations

When it comes to mesothelioma, “good news” is a phrase that most people do not associate with the disease. However, looking back over the past year, there have actually been quite a few stories highlighting positive developments in the realm of mesothelioma treatments, diagnosis, and other medical aspects of the disease.

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House Passes 21st Century Cures Act to Fund Cancer Moonshot and More

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 12/5/2016

United States House of Representatives

On November 30, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of legislation that would improve funding and requirements for medical research related to cancer and other medical diseases and conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, opioid addiction, and more.

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9/11 Firefighter Health Study Falls Short on Long-Latency Diseases Like Mesothelioma

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 10/18/2016

September 11th Firemen

On September 11, 2001, following a devastating terrorist attack, thousands of first responders raced toward the World Trade Center site in New York City in an attempt to rescue as many people as possible. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day, but many more were saved due to the heroic actions of firefighters, police officers and EMS workers who quickly arrived on scene. But on that day, those brave men and women were not only subjected to the stress of dangerous work, but also the long term threats that come from exposure to chemicals and toxins found in the ash and dust flurrying around Ground Zero.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Updates Mesothelioma Treatment Recommendations

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 10/3/2016

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Doctors treating unresectable mesothelioma have traditionally used chemotherapy to help patients reduce symptoms, decrease pain and help maintain their quality of life. Unresectable mesothelioma is a type of cancer that cannot be treated with surgery. This can be because the mesothelioma has spread to other parts of the body (called metastasis), or the type of cancer itself makes it difficult to remove from the body. For these cases, chemotherapy has been the mainstay of treatment.

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Parenting with Cancer: Advice from Survivors

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 6/5/2016

Parenting is tough enough as it is. Adding in the complications associated with a cancer diagnosis can make it seem unbearable. Yet millions of cancer survivors are parents, and their experience with the disease naturally requires them to face the realities of their own physical and emotional capabilities.

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Surviving Terminal Illness: Advice From Empowered Patients

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 4/7/2016

For many patients who fall ill, hope arrives swiftly in the form of treatment options that promise to eradicate whatever disease from their body. However, there are those patients who receive the news that no one wants or plans to hear: There is no cure. A disease that cannot be cured or that is likely to end someone’s life is known as a terminal illness, and the sufferer is a terminal patient.

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About Emily

  • Builds cancer awareness through social media and blogging
  • Passionate about helping veterans learn about military service health risks
  • Advocate for holistic complementary therapies in cancer treatment
  • Focuses on the wellbeing of mind, body & spirit

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March 27, 2017
Bethesda, MD

International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

“The 2017 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma is an event organized by the Meso Foundation in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Symposium will be held from March 27th through March 29th of 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda with daytime conference sessions taking place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.”


4/1/2017
CrossFit OSC, Greer, South Carolina

1st Annual OSC Barbell Rodeo CrossFit Competition

“CrossFit OSC is hosting its 1st Annual OSC Barbell Rodeo CrossFit Competition in memory of Emily Brown Kocis, sister of OSC member Phil Brown. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. To learn more on how to participate, please visit the link to the event's page below.”

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