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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (formerly known as MARF) is a nonprofit collaboration of patients, physicians, researches and advocates dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer that affects over 3,000 people in the United States each year.

What is the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation's Mission?

The primary work of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is to provide funding for mesothelioma research and to help mesothelioma patients gain access to the nation's top mesothelioma experts and doctors. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation believes in a cure for meso. Given the great suffering the disease causes, the compassion and energy of the mesothelioma community, and the benefits of mesothelioma research to cancer research generally, MARF believes that the resources to accomplish this cure are currently available and should be mobilized. MARF seeks to utilize these resources responsibly and as effectively as possible.

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is funded entirely through the commitment and generosity of its supporters, Supporters include patients, their families and loved ones, Legal Partners for a Cure, pharmaceutical and other corporate supporters and foundations.

ELSM Pledges its Continued Support to MARF

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a dedicated supporter of the mission and vision of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Through its continued financial support or MARF, Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen demonstrates its continued commitment to helping find a cure for mesothelioma. Together, ELSM stands with the entire mesothelioma community in this effort.

While the mesothelioma victims that Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen have represented to date have not been able to benefit from a cure, they can rest a little easier knowing that the law firm they have chosen to represent them cares enough to be a major supporter in the search for a cure. ELSM is proud to be a "Partner in a Cure for Mesothelioma" with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

What is Happening at MARF now?

  • If you were just diagnosed with mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has a Nurse Practitioner on staff that can answer your questions and help you get expert advice with diagnosis and treatment options. Learn more at
  • The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation helps fund the highest quality and most promising mesothelioma research projects from around the world through rigorous peer-review. MARF has awarded over $10.5 million dollars to research programs around the globe since the inception of the program in 2000. Applications are now being accepted for the current year.
  • The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation welcomes and encourages volunteers to take part, actively and directly, in the battle to eradicate mesothelioma. Learn more at
  • The foundation's website offers a blog and discussion board forum that facilitates support and information sharing within the mesothelioma community. Recent changes have made the information even more accessible to users. Financial assistance is available for those currently diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. Patients can inquire with the foundation about obtaining assistance to cover travel expenses to consult with a mesothelioma doctor, housing costs and prescription costs.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation - Partner in a Cure

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