The Need for Consistent Testing Terminology in Oncological Precision Medicine

August 5, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

In July, a working group of 41 prestigious patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, and laboratories, provided recommendations to fellow healthcare officials for the adoption of consistent, plain language terms for biomarker and genetic testing. The goal of the research is to help eliminate patient confusion about precision testing terminology in oncology.…

MRFJ 5K 2020 Shirt and Medal Designs Unveiled!

July 27, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

We’re proud to present the brand new shirt and medal designs for the third annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K! “We wanted to illustrate that, though this year’s race is virtual, and each of us may be participating on our own ‘paths’, all of our paths lead to our unified goal of supporting mesothelioma victims…

Optune Lua: The Newest Advancement in Tumor Treating Fields Technology for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

June 16, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

In May, Optune Lua became the first FDA approved Tumor Treating Fields device designed for use with standard dual drug chemotherapy for patients diagnosed with inoperable malignant pleural mesothelioma. Previously named the NovoTTF-100L System, the portable device was created by Novocure, a global oncology company leading the way in new therapies for solid tumors. Optune…

Five Things You Need to Know About Telehealth

May 19, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-term impact on healthcare and that includes leaning more heavily than ever before on telehealth. Especially for mesothelioma and lung cancer patients, who risk being exposed to the coronavirus during in-person medical visits, telehealth will be pertinent in helping to save lives. Since the 1960s, telehealth has been an…

Gearing Up for the Mesothelioma Race for Justice 2020

May 1, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

The third annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K will take place this year on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The eagerly awaited race will serve as a tribute to National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The event will raise money for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit foundations dedicated to…

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