Daniel Sterman, MD University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Dr. Sterman is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine in Surgery, and the Director of the PENN Interventional Pulmonology Program and Clinical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Gene Therapy Program of the Center for Lung Cancer and Related Disorders of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. His clinical interests are related to the treatment of thoracic malignancies, specifically as they apply to the synergy of molecular medicine and novel technologies in Interventional Pulmonology. His research interests are in the translation of laboratory discoveries from the bench to the bedside: conducting human clinical trials of gene therapy and vaccine therapy for lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other pleural malignancies.
Heather Von St. James Heather Von St. James is the young mom of Lily – who will turn seven in a couple of week -- and wife of Cameron. Heather owned and operated a successful hair salon in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, when, shortly after Lily was born in 2005, she was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Since then, she had to give up her business, but she has become an accomplished speaker, a blogger, and a tireless advocate for a disease she didn’t even know existed seven years ago. Heather is a dear and respected friend of the Meso Foundation where she's known for bringing hope and sunshine to all she encounters.