Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
|Motto||Believe in a cure and "Knowledge is Hope"|
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The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation, formerly MARF) is a privately funded non-profit organization that funds mesothelioma research, provides services to patients, educates the public, and advocates in Washington, DC for governmental funding for mesothelioma research. The organization's mission is to eradicate mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, as a life-ending disease.
To date, the foundation has funded over $8.2 million in clinical research and is the host of the annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma.
- Gordon, Greg (February 5, 2000). "Foundation aims to bring hope to Vento, other victims; Mesothelioma draws few research dollars; several trial lawyers and asbestos manufacturers have united to try to change that.". – via HighBeam (subscription required)
- Asbestos: Still Lethal/Still Legal: The Need to Better Protect the Health of American Workers and Their Families. U.S. Government Printing Office. March 1, 2007. p. 35.
- Griese, Noel L. (2004). Conquering Cancer: Progress in 2003. Health & Fitness.
- Pass, Harvey I; Amy Metula, Susan Vento. 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma (2nd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Publishers. pp. 124–126.
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