SOURCE: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

November 29, 2016 07:30 ET

Interview with Dr. Marjorie Zauderer, MD, on Mesothelioma Treatments Now Available

Interview with Dr. Marjorie Zauderer, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discussing mesothelioma treatments is now available on demand

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - On Tuesday, November 1, the Meso Foundation held a Meet the Mesothelioma Experts session with Marjorie Zauderer, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

During the call, Dr. Zauderer discussed her work as a medical oncologist at MSKCC in an interview with Mary Hesdorffer, the Meso Foundation's executive director and expert nurse practitioner.

Dr. Zauderer specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma. Her practice aims to provide personalized care to patients throughout the course of their treatment. She also conducts clinical trials focused on novel therapies for the treatment of mesothelioma and lung cancer. Several trials with novel agents and new approaches are ongoing in MSKCC's multidisciplinary Mesothelioma Program and Thoracic Oncology Service.

The interview is available at www.curemeso.org/experts.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. With the life expectancy of less than one year after diagnosis, medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. An estimated one-third of those who develop mesothelioma were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in shipyards. Currently, few treatment options exist. There is no cure.

ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer-reviewed scientific research to develop life-saving treatments for this extremely aggressive cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $9.4 million to research. More information is available at www.curemeso.org.

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