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MARF Awards First-Ever Independent Mesothelioma Research Grants

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) has awarded the first-ever independent grants to two doctors involved in what MARF called cutting-edge efforts to eradicate mesothelioma.

MARF awarded the two $100,000 research grants to Dr. Joseph R. Testa and Dr. Hedy Kindler last November as a part of a new program encouraging study of novel therapies to fight mesothelioma, which kills between 2,500 and 3,000 people each year and is generally associated with asbestos exposure.

Dr. Testa is the director of the Human Genetics Program for the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. His study, 'Identification of ...

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