Current Research Partnerships
We identify and partner with mesothelioma researchers, treatment specialists, advocates and philanthropic organizations in the ongoing fight against mesothelioma. Meet our current mesothelioma research partners.
Learn More About Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of mesothelioma normally do not appear until decades after the exposure occurs. The cancer can form in the lining of the lungs, known as pleural mesothelioma, or the lining of the abdomen, known as peritoneal mesothelioma. Learn more about mesothelioma.
About the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation
The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is a private, non-profit organization founded by the Simmons Law Firm. Dedicated to helping patients and families affected by mesothelioma, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation works with leading researchers and treatment specialists throughout the country, supporting their search for a mesothelioma cure. Learn more about the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation.
Miles for Meso
Miles for Meso is a race and fun run and walk to support mesothelioma researchers, hospitals and advocacy groups. Launched in 2009 in Alton, Illinois, this 5K event seeks to build awareness through bringing communities together to show support for patients and families. Learn more about Miles for Meso.
Latest News and Events
UPCI Receives Award from Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation for Study and Treatment of Rare, Deadly Form of Cancer
Mar 9, 2011 - PITTSBURGH, Mar. 7, 2011 – The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) recently was awarded $350,000 over three years from the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation to enhance the Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program at UPCI and the UPMC Cancer Centers. Read more »
Jan 18, 2011 - This month the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation marks one year of philanthropic support for leading medical researchers and treatment specialists across the United States. Keep reading for a summary of the foundation’s accomplishments throughout 2010. As 2011 begins, the foundation will build on the success of 2010 by continuing to support national efforts of medical experts and researchers, hospitals, universities, patient caregivers, advocates and philanthropic organizations in pursuit of improved quality of life for patients and, ultimately, a cure for mesothelioma. Read more »
Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation
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