The National Cancer Foundation (NCF) was created with the goal of finding a cure for this deadly disease. Despite advances in many other solid organ tumors, mesothelioma research and treatment continues to lag behind. In order to make more meaningful advancements, increased research funding focused on detection and treatment combined with clinical trials to identify modalities that increase survival are necessary.
The NCF will partner with institutions and research scientists to make this goal a reality. In addition, NCF will serve as a valuable resource for patients seeking to learn about available options as well as connect with the medical community- a process that can be very overwhelming for patient’s and their families who are dealing with this challenging diagnosis.