Welcome to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation

Founded in 2008, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to raise awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. The aim of the CMF is to both initiate and foster a support network for patients with mesothelioma and their families, and to support the development of a community of health professionals in the field of mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care across Canada. Learn more about us here.

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April 2 2014 Conference: Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma

HOT OFF THE PRESS - THE CONFERENCE AGENDA!!  The CMF is very proud to announce, "Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma," an important conference on mesothelioma and preventing exposure to asbestos in Canada. The conference will provide opportunity for patients, families and others affected by mesothelioma to meet and strengthen their mutual support.

Radiation before surgery more than doubles mesothelioma survival: UHN study

(TORONTO, Canada – January 20, 2014) – Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first.


The BCE Rob Adlam Initiative (RAI)

The CMF is honoured to announce a new fundraising campaign, “The Rob Adlam Initiative,” launched by Rob's colleagues on the BCE Pension Surplus negotiating committee. The initiative has been set up by the committee members in remembrance of Rob's leadership, advocacy and selflessness in ultimately succeeding in seeing surplus associated with the BCE Pension Plan distributed to its 1000 members. Sadly, Rob passed away from mesothelioma in 2009 and did not survive to see the successful completion of the project he and his Committee had commenced in 1999.

Other Funding Opportunities

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is calling for applications for its 2013 round of mesothelioma research grant funding.The Meso Foundation offers research grants for two years up to $50,000 per year. Eligible projects may relate to benchwork, translational or clinical research that is not presently funded or pending review and may be conducted through any not-for-profit academic, medical or research institution. Encouraged projects include, but are not limited to, investigations of: 

CMF announces new online mesothelioma support group

The CMF is proud to announce a brand new initiative on Facebook to enable mesothelioma patients, loved ones and bereaved to connect with one another, share experiences and seek support from others in similar situations.  We are hearing from more and more Canadians citing feelings of loneliness, isolation and helplessness in their struggles with mesothelioma or in caring for a loved one with the disease.  It is our hope that this initiative will help to bring people together to support each other through these difficult times.   


Jennifer's Journey: Launch of EcoSynthetix CMF fundraising campaign

The CMF is proud to announce a new fundraising campaign, "Jennifer's Journey," launched by EcoSynthetix Corp., a Canadian biopolymer firm based in Burlington, Ontario.  Their fundraising team was created on behalf of a dear friend and loved one, Mrs. Jennifer van Leeuwen, whom was recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma.

CMF sponsored workshop on the use of PDT in treating meso

In November 2012, the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Mesothelioma Research Program hosted a 2 day visit by Dr. Keith Cengel, a specialist in radiation oncology and photodynamic therapy (PDT) from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Cengel gave two lectures, the first on emerging technologies for image guided radiotherapy followed by a second on photodynamic therapy for mesothelioma and other thoracic diseases. Photodynamic therapy is a promising new treatment for mesothelioma patients that uses light energy to kill cancer cells.


The Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment (CNHE)

Website:  www.cnhe-iise.ca

Description: Working together for Environmental Health - The Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment - Infirmieres et Infirmiers pour la Sante et l'Environnement (CNHE/IISE) represents passionate Registered Nurses from the west to the east coast of Canada dedicated to the improvement of environmental health across all domains of nursing practice, policy, research and education. An associate interest group of the Canadian Nurses Association, CNHE works to: 


Are you organizing a conference or workshop for medical practitioners on the subject of mesothelioma or other asbestos related disease?  If so, please contact us and we'll post your event here.

Toronto, Ontario - September 27th 2012 Asbestos Diseases Symposium Presentations Now Available!

Asbestos Disease Symposium - Thursday Sept. 27 2012, Toronto ON

Please join us this Thursday September 27, 2012 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario from 1:30 - 6:00 pm for an Asbestos Disease Symposium. The symposium will highlight the tragic extent of asbestos disease in Ontario (around 500 new cancer cases annually) and the importance of screening, early detection and early referral for treatment. The situations here and in India will be compared. Dr. Eudice Goldberg of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation will be speaking about the need for a Canadian network of healthcare professionals addressing asbestos cancers.

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