November 2014
MesoRFA Newsletter 2014 Winter Edition

Review the activities and events of 2014 at MesoRFA including a report from the lab on Eph-B4 as a Therapy for Mesothelioma.

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October 27, 2014
District Council 16 Aim to Cure 2014

This year's Aim to Cure event saw over 80 participants and generated more than $42,000 for mesothelioma cancer cure research.

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October 2014
Mesothelioma Eph-B4 Treatment Submitted to FDA for Phase I Clinical Trial

A search for novel targets and therapeutics is underway, and recently identified therapeutics includes Eph-B4.

Since the initial study, Eph-B4 has been submitted to the FDA for Phase I Clinical Trials and is currently being offered to patients at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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September 23, 2014

John S. Lyons Memorial Banquet of 2014

The Foundation's Assistant Executive Director, Shane Rucker spoke at the event and gave supporters an update on the progress being made by the Mesothelioma Lab at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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July 21, 2014

District Council 16 Golf Invitational of 2014

On July 21st , this year's DC 16 Golf Invitational was truly amazing in the amount of support and dedication to the cause that we have ever seen. With this year's event proceeds topping $90,000...

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June 30, 2014

Roger Hamilton Memorial Golf Invitational - 2014 13th Annual

This year marks the 13th year of the annual event and was held on June 30, 2014 at the pristine Napa Valley Country Club. After a great day on the course, winding through the hills of Napa Valley , golfers joined for dinner and to hear how their donations were being used to help research into this terrible disease. California State Buildings Trades Council President, Robbie Hunter, began by...

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June 6, 2014

California Pipetrades Aim to Cure-Birdslanding, California

The 2014 “ California Pipetrades Aim to Cure” mesothelioma clayshoot, hosted by Foundation Board Member and International Pipetrades Representative, Jim Kellogg, kicked off a great year of fundraising, netting approximately $75,000 for mesothelioma research! On June 6 th , this year's event saw...

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May 16, 2014

Fresno Local 246 Scholarship Golf Tournament

Assistant Executive Director, Shane Rucker, enjoys a day of golf in support of the UA Local 246 Plumbers & Pipefitters Scholarship Golf Tournament.

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DONATIONS for cancer cure

100 percent of all proceeds received are going to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Medical Center in Los Angeles to support the FDA Phase III of Dr. Gill's clinical trials. These trials are for Veglin, a mesothelioma cancer treatment. Veglin manipulates the blood vessels to starve a malignant tumor while alleviating fluid build up in the lungs

Support the hope in this research and click HERE


Patient Assistance Programs are offered by many pharmaceutical manufacturers to help pay for medications. These offers are sometimes called Indigent Drug Programs. Use our link just following, and learn whether a specific drug might be available at reduced cost or for free.

Drug Assistance Programs: click HERE

At the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, you can call toll free (800) 909-Meso (6376) to talk with one of our Cancer Information Specialists who will gladly look up the phone numbers or the web site of the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug you are using


Find the lastest Mesothelioma clinical trials: click HERE

To ask Dr. Gill a question: click HERE

Help this Foundation and click HERE


Cancer imposes heavy economic burdens on a cancer patients and family members alike. Resources are available for individuals who do not have health insurance or who need financial assistance to cover health care costs. Our listing will help you find Government agencies, private organizations, and programs that are designed to provide assistance for a cancer patient and their family.

Financial help for cancer patients: click HERE

At the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, you can call toll free (800) 909-Meso (6376) to talk with one of our Cancer Information Specialists who will gladly look up the phone numbers or the web site of organizations that provide financial assistance.

Bring your questions to Dr. Gill: click HERE

Help grow the Foundation and cancer-cure research: click HERE

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Clinical Trials Status

Dr. Parkash Gill, M.D.
Dr. Parkash Gill

 

Dr. Parkash Gill of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has announced that the new cancer fighting drug EPH-B4 has been submitted to the FDA for Phase I Clinical Trials and is available to qualifying mesothelioma patients. In the initial Phase I Trial EPH-B4 is available to newly diagnosed patients who have not undergone any conventional treatment options and to those patients who have exhausted all other treatment options such as surgery and chemotherapy. This is truly exciting as Dr. Gill has reported that EPH-B4 has shown great promise as a solo treatment or in conjunction with other drugs as Alimta, Cisplatin and Carboplatin.


Please use our FaceBook link to obtain your FREE copy of our eBook that teaches:

10 Easy Steps On How To Find And Choose A Clinical Trial For Mesothelioma And How To Prepare For It!

Ask Dr. Gill about your specific mesothelioma issues here: Ask Dr. Gill

In addition to the eBook found at our Facebook fan page, also learn more about clinical trials from these links:


February 15, 2014

There have been significant improvements creating new options for patients with Mesothelioma lung cancer. This video presents the new options for a patient to be aware of and consider. This news release video, created by Med Page Today, is about Oncology and Lung Cancer has been shared on YouTube by the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America.

 

 


Lyons Foundation Chooses MesoRFA

The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America is the proud recipient of a grant from the John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation, charitable branch of the San Diego Building Trades Councel, to help support clinical studies of Dr. Parkash Gill's protein known as EPH B4 as a mesothelioma cancer treatment option.

John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation

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THE FOUNDATION

The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America has a mission: fund research that will lead to the quickest cure for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by asbestos exposure. This cancer disease had few treatment options until this Foundation and Dr. Parkash Gill's work created better treatment options. Today, the future looks more hopeful for additional improved treatment options available to those stricken by this cancer.

James W. Kellogg, Jerry Neil Paul, Elizabeth Paul and Dr. Parkash Gill, M.D.
The Foundation Board Members from the left are: James W. Kellogg, Jerry Neil Paul, Elizabeth Ann Paul and Dr. Parkash Gill, M.D. These are respectively the United Association International Representative, Founding Director, Executive Director and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board.

 

The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America began funding research for a cure in 2001 with the opening of the Mesothelioma Laboratory at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Medical Center in Los Angeles under the supervision of Dr. Parkash Gill.

Dr. Gill is a board certified oncologist and hematologist who has received FDA approval from the U.S. Government to do Clinical Trials on a mesothelioma treatment drug called Veglin. We believe there is great promise and hope in Veglin and the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America has funded 100% of Dr. Gill's research.

Veglin proved successful in Phase I and Phase II clinical trials. Many are very hopeful for the possibilities of a more effective cancer treatment compared to what presently is available for mesothelioma victims. We are currently waiting for further FDA approval to begin Veglin as soon as possible.

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