Welcome to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Investigations department! We could not be more excited to unveil this new area of our blogging community. Below is an introductory message from the newest member of our blogging community; MCA Investigations lead reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner, Gary Cohn.


My name is Gary Cohn and I’ll be serving as lead reporter on a number of different investigative projects in the coming months. Here you will find a fresh perspective on topics that matter most to our site’s visitors and members of the larger cancer community in general. We’ll address healthcare access, the role of pharmaceutical companies in cancer care, environmental concerns and the lesser-known public policy matters that affect people’s lives- including your own.

We’ll be speaking with the world’s leading experts in occupational illness, medical professionals and government representatives to ensure our visitors and larger communities as a whole are enlightened and informed about what’s happening in the news areas they care about most.

With over 30 years of award winning investigative journalism experience for some of the world’s leading publications, I have a voracious curiosity for issues that affect people’s daily lives. As a professor of journalism at the University of California Annenberg School of Journalism, I encourage my students not only to inform the public, but hopefully to incite change and inspire others to express their voice over the issues that matter to them.

I urge you check back frequently and let us know what issues matter to you, as well as share our content and findings. I welcome a two-way dialogue about the issues we’ll be covering and welcome your feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact us!