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Updates on Clinical Trials and Standard Therapies

Mary Hesdorffer, MS, APRN, Medical Liaison, Nurse Practitioner, Meso Foundation

Mary Hesdorffer received her undergraduate degree at the College of New Rochelle in NY and went on to receive her Masters of Science at the same institution. She is fully credentialed as a Nurse Practitioner and has spent the past 15 years actively treating patients with mesothelioma. Mary has an expertise in the development and implementation of clinical trials. Mary was employed at Columbia University for 11 years prior to joining the staff at the Mesothelioma Foundation and was instrumental in developing the CU Mesothelioma Center. She is on staff at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in addition to her role with the Foundation. She has published in peer reviewed journals and has lectured nationally on the topics pertaining to mesothelioma with particular emphasis on clinical trials as well as symptom and disease management.


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