Today, Sept. 26, has been set aside as a day to raise awareness of the relatively unknown form of asbestos-related cancer: mesothelioma. National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, designated as such by Congress, is a day to not only raise the public’s awareness of the deadly disease, but to also encourage all Americans to help raise funds to combat the disease.
Cancer research is expensive and time-consuming, and for research related to a rare disease, such as mesothelioma, the costs can be even higher. Researchers rely on funding from public and private sources to run their clinical trials and to ensure continuous funding throughout the project.
NYU Cancer Institute Dedicated to Defeating Cancer
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The NYU Cancer Institute of the NYU Langone Medical Center is one of many cancer centers dedicated to “defeating cancer” and to bringing an end to the suffering it causes. In addition to offering comprehensive cancer care, the Institute offers innovative treatments for mesothelioma and lung cancer patients.
Renowned mesothelioma expert Dr. Harvey Pass, Chief division of Thoracic Surgery NYU Langone Medical Center and Chief Thoracic Oncology NYU Cancer Center, leads the team of thoracic surgeons. Services offered to mesothelioma patients include clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, state-of-the-art chemotherapy regimens, targeted radiation therapy and radiofrequency ablation and photodynamic therapy.
The NYU Cancer Institute of the NYU Langone Medical Center depends on private donations to further its research efforts, enhance clinical services, and expand its community programs to help more people overcome cancer. To help NYU Langone in its fight against mesothelioma visit the website today.
You can also “like” MesotheliomaHelp.org on its Facebook page. For every “like” it receives, Belluck & Fox, a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, will donate $1 to the NYU Langone Medical Center.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
According to its website, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a national non-profit dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, by providing education and support for patients and their families, and by advocating for federal funding of mesothelioma research.
Each year the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation awards grants to the “best and most promising” mesothelioma research projects. The Foundation instituted its grant funding program in 2000 and has since awarded over $7.6 million to critical research, encouraging scientists to devote their life-work to this rare, elusive cancer.
To support the efforts of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation see its Donate Now link.
The above options are suggestions, but there are a vast number of other options available for providing financial support to mesothelioma research. Select the one that calls to you and your family and help make a difference in mesothelioma research.
Quick Facts About Mesothelioma
- Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer of the lining of the lung and abdomen closely associated with inhaling microscopic asbestos dust.
- Nearly 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year.
- About 2,500 to 3,000 Americans die each year of mesothelioma and thousands more die of lung cancer related to asbestos.
- The symptoms of the disease can take anywhere from 15-50 years to develop after exposure.
- Mesothelioma is entirely preventable, but cannot be cured.
Know more about mesothelioma and how you can deal with it.