Meso Foundation offers educational teleconferences, podcasts

8 Mar 2012 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square Meso Foundation offers educational teleconferences, podcastsThe Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) offers live teleconferences featuring experts in the field of , who will discuss developments in and treatment. If you miss the live broadcast, the Meso Foundation offers the program as a podcast on its website. There is no cost to participate.

You can sign up at the Meso Foundation website to receive alerts about upcoming installments of the program, called the “Meet the Experts” series. The most recent program was broadcast March 6 and featured Dr. Dan Sterman on the topic of “Recent Advances in Gene Therapy.” Dr. Sterman is the associate professor of medicine at the University of Medical Center.

Nearly 100 people joined the live teleconference, and also chatted with each other during the call through the Meso Foundation Facebook page.

According to a Meso Foundation news release, the series “was created to provide patients, their families and others interested with the most up-to-date information.”

is a deadly form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. It is caused by exposure to . affects about 3,000 people in the United States each year. There is currently no known cure for meso.

Visit the Meso Foundation website at www.curemeso.org/calls for past programs, or  listen to the podcast featuring Dr. Sterman.

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