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Posted in News on Wednesday March 9, 2011

UPCI Receives Award from Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation for Study and Treatment of Rare, Deadly Form of Cancer

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 »

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Posted in Mesothelioma, News on Friday November 5, 2010

Advocacy project raises $40,000 for mesothelioma research

The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is proud to announce that Miles for Meso, an advocacy project through the foundation, has raised more than $40,000 for mesothelioma research. The money was raised through three Miles for Meso races in Alton, Illinois; Rushville, Indiana; and Fairfax Station, Virginia. They took place Sept. 25-26, 2010, in observance of Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  Read more »

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Posted in Mesothelioma, News on Thursday March 11, 2010

New Mesothelioma Cancer Foundation Launches, Focuses on Supporting Medical Community's Search for a Mesothelioma Cure

The Simmons law firm, a national law firm that has represented thousands of families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, announced that it has founded a private non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting mesothelioma research. The 501(c)3 will be called the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation. “Mesothelioma is an ‘orphan’ cancer disease that affects approximately 3,000 families each year and has needlessly taken the lives of thousands of innocent people,” said Joy Wheeler, Foundation board member and VP of Medical and Patient Relations for the Simmons law firm. "We hope the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation will grow into a catalyst to help fund the fight against this rare disease.” Read more »

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