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Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation

The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting medical research and promoting awareness of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases

The lawyers of Simmons Hanly Conroy formed the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation in 2010 with a $2 million donation as part of our ongoing fight against mesothelioma outside the courtroom. The foundation’s mission is to help expert medical and scientific researchers make dramatic advances in mesothelioma treatment options for patients and their families. Through this mission, we hope to play an important role in supporting the work that will someday eliminate this rare cancer that destroys lives.

Joining Forces. Finding a Cure.

It takes a team to find a cure for mesothelioma, tirelessly working to uncover the mysteries behind this devastating disease. Mesothelioma experts spend countless hours developing better treatment options to ultimately find a way to stop its progression.

The foundation supports expert researchers, treatment specialists, advocates and philanthropic organizations in the on-going fight against mesothelioma. Since the foundation was started, it has cumulatively donated over $8 million to those who have tirelessly devoted their medical careers to fight against this deadly cancer.

Experts who we have supported include but are not limited to researchers from the below institutions.

Taking Comfort. Finding answers.

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is hard to know where to turn to get the answers you need during this stressful and overwhelming time. It can be difficult to connect with the right mesothelioma specialists. For individuals facing the disease, along with their family and friends, finding accurate information to help you be better prepared can be a daunting task.

While the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation does not give medical advice or counsel, there are a number of credible organizations created specifically for patient and family care that can help you face the challenges ahead and provide hope.

More than a $1 million Raised Towards Mesothelioma Research

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of mesothelioma normally do not appear until decades after exposure occurs. The cancer can form in the lining of lungs, known as pleural mesothelioma, or the lining of the abdomen, known as peritoneal mesothelioma. Learn more about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma by visiting our FAQ page.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is an advocacy group dedicated to fully banning asbestos and building awareness about its dangers. Led by Linda Reinstein, who lost her husband to mesothelioma, ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims a united voice to help ensure their rights are fairly represented and protected.

Experts who we have supported include but are not limited to researchers from the below institutions.

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers. It is a resource of hope and support for patients and families, educating them on the disease and helping them to obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options. In addition, the foundation connects patients with mesothelioma treatment specialists, and provides assistance, emotional support and community.

The Perlmutter Cancer Center at
NYU Langone Medical Center

This National Cancer Institute designated cancer center offers cutting edge treatment options through clinical trial opportunities. Medical professionals at the institute are able to discuss novel clinical trials and other treatment options, for which patients may qualify.

Columbia University
Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center’s mesothelioma program develops new treatments that are unique in treating abdominal mesothelioma and pleural mesothelioma. The program works with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University to optimize clinical trial options for patients.

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center has been a leader in the treatment and research of mesothelioma for over 25 years. As one of the largest mesothelioma programs in the United States, their medical staff is able to offer treatment options best suited for each patient’s diagnosis.

The Penn Medicine Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease
Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Medicine Mesothelioma and Pleural Program gives patients access to advanced treatments and the combined expertise of physicians who specialize in cancer diagnosis and treatment planning. The program also offers easy access to clinical trials.

The Mesothelioma Specialty Cancer Care Center
at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

The Mesothelioma Specialty Cancer Center hosts a team of professionals working together in mesothelioma treatment and to reduce the burden of cancer. This program offers patients a range of treatment options and continues research to find advanced treatments.

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive
Cancer Center at the University of California

This cancer center is home to team of medical professionals working hard to develop new treatment and understanding of mesothelioma. Research includes learning about the ways in which malignant mesothelioma behaves and determining best course of action toward finding a cure.

MILES FOR MESO

Miles for Meso is an advocacy project of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation that promotes mesothelioma research and awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure through 5K runs and walks. Since the first race took place in 2009, races have taken place across the country and raised over $400,000 for mesothelioma research and advocacy organizations.

$400,000

RAISED FOR MESOTHELIOMA RESEARCH & ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS