O.) Update on Clinical Trials and Mesothelioma Research

Mary Hesdorffer, MS, APRN-BC
Nurse Practitioner/Medical Liaison, 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 13 years actively treating patients with mesothelioma. Mary has an expertise in the development and implementation of clinical trials. 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, she is well known to the Foundation's community having attended and spoken at many of our symposiums. Mary is passionate in her commitment to the treatment and management of this disease and hopes to increase awareness of the need to advance the science that will lead to a cure. She is available via phone or email to assist patients and caregivers as they move from chaos to control of this new situation they find themselves thrust into.


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A.) Effective Advocacy and the Case for Federal Meso Research Funding

B.) State Assistance on Insurance Appeals

C.) Cancer Genetics in the Mesothelioma Family

D.) Fundraising

E.) Navigating Mesothelioma Clinical Trials with GPS (Getting Personalized Service)

F.) Update from Across the Pond

G.) The Mesothelioma Experience: Patient and Provider Perspectives Panel

H.) Work of the Science Advisory Board

I.) Present and Future of Mesothelioma Treatment: Surgeon and Researcher Perspective

J.) Present and Future of Mesothelioma Treatment: Medical Oncologist and Researcher Perspective

K.) New Developments in Radiation Oncology: A Global Perspective

L.) Photodynamic Therapy

M.) Pain Management

N.) Traditional Healing with Modern Science

O.) Update on Clinical Trials and Mesothelioma Research

P.) Mesothelioma Tissue Bank

Q.) EGFR Inhibitors for Patients with Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

R.) The Use of Cytokine Inhibitors: Translational Lab Results

S.) Identifying and Targeting Aggressive Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Morphologic and Molecular Studies

T.) Treatment Options for Patients with Recurrent Disease after HIPEC, HRA - Panel Discussion