The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is a proud supporter of the mission and vision of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Through its continued financial support, MCA demonstrates its dedication to supporting what is most important to mesothelioma patients everywhere - researching a cure. Together, MCA stands with the entire mesothelioma community believing in a cure.
What is the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation?
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, formerly known as MARF, is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for the fatal asbestos disease known as mesothelioma. The primary work of this organization is to provide funding for mesothelioma research and to help mesothelioma patients gain access to the nation's top mesothelioma experts and educate them on the most recent mesothelioma treatment options available. They also provide a strong advocacy presence in Washington D.C. to lobby for continued federal funding for mesothelioma research.
The foundation also provides a wealth of information to mesothelioma victims and their families including information about the disease, asbestos and the latest clinical trials being conducted through the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health. Mesothelioma treatment information, which is of primary importance to those diagnosed with the disease, is also made available through the foundation as are “stories of hope” from survivors. And perhaps the most important thing of all provided by the foundation is the unyielding commitment to continuing to believe in a cure for mesothelioma and the hope that it brings to the entire mesothelioma community.
Why MCA is a Proud Supporter
MCA believes that supporting the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation demonstrates support for the entire mesothelioma community. MCA is proud to be a “Partner in a Cure for Mesothelioma.”
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has awarded over $9.8 million dollars to research programs around the globe since the inception of the program in 2000. Applications are currently being accepted for the current year.
The foundation's website offers a discussion board forum and blog to facilitate support and information sharing within the mesothelioma community. Recent changes to the blog have made the information even more accessible to users.
Just diagnosed with mesothelioma? The foundation has a Nurse Practitioner on staff that can answer your questions and help you get expert advice and assistance with diagnosis and treatment options. Learn more at www.curemeso.org.
Financial assistance resources are available for those with mesothelioma cancer. Patients can inquire with the foundation about obtaining assistance to cover travel expenses to consult with a mesothelioma doctor, housing costs and prescription costs.