Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo.jpg
Motto Believe in a cure and "Knowledge is Hope"
Formation 1999
Type NPO
Legal status Foundation
Headquarters United States Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1317 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703.299.0399 (fax)
Region served
United States
Executive Director
Mary Hesdorffer
Chief Operating Officer
Melinda Kotzian
Director of Communications
Maja Belamaric
Website Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

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.


Its donors include lawyers,[1] companies that have manufactured asbestos products[2] and victims, along with their family and friends. [3][4]

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.


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