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Mesothelioma: from today's challenges to tomorrow's cure

Dr. Dean Fennell gives keynote speech to conference on mesothelioma


Dr. Dean Fennell gives keynote speech at mesothelioma conference

The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation hosted a successfull all-day conference on mesothelioma on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto followed by pre-screening reception and the Canadian debut of “Breathless” by Belgian filmmaker Daniel Lambo
“Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, filmmaker Daniel Lambo sets off on a passionate quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos industry.”
Introduction by Daniel Lambo and Eric Jonckheere, whose family’s story is featured in the film, followed by Q&A



Enlightenment, a reception to raise funds for CMF, was a success!

Toronto star article

It was a wonderful evening on Sunday, October 21 at "Enlightenment, a reception to raise funds for the CMF." Guests enjoyed Celebrity "Love It or List It" Co-Hosts Hilary Farr and David Visentin, speeches from The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport and Jerry Dias, President of Unifor, and Gina Godfrey, Honorary Chair of Enlightenment. The event was well attended with gourmet food stations, live music, a silent auction, and an amazing grand prize draw all in a beautiful setting and for a good cause.

CMF Fundraising Reception, Sunday, October 21, 2018


Enlightenment, a Fundraising Reception for CMF, Honorary Chair Gina Godfrey was held on Sunday, October 21st, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Estates of Sunnybrook, Vaughan Estate, 80 Armistice Drive, Toronto

Celebrity co-hosts are Love It or List It's Hilary Farr and David Visentin. Live music, gourmet food stations, delicious appetizers, bar, exciting auction and so much more. A big thank you to our generous sponsors: Postmedia, Unifor, General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada, LiUNA, Motley Rice LLC, Atherton Law Firm, WCB Nova Scotia, WCB of Prince Edward Island and WorkSafeNB, WorkSafeBC, Boehringer Ingelheim, Insulators Local 95, Shane Baghai Inc., The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation and EES Financial Ltd.  See pictures from Enlightenment event click here









The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation

EES Financial Ltd.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26th

Danger of Asbestos

Be aware! The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation joins mesothelioma organizations around the world today to mark Mesothelioma Awareness day on this September 26th. Far too many have been exposed to asbestos and later developed this devastating cancer. And far too many continue to be exposed to asbestos. The CMF continues to raise awareness of the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

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. Dr Cengel and other researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania have shown that when used in combination with lung-sparing surgery, survival rates of patients with pleural mesothelioma are significantly improved, sometimes more than two years.

The objective of Dr. Cengel's visit was to give the PMH mesothelioma research team an overview of his research and the results of PDT in mesothelioma. Both lectures were well attended by surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and physicists from Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Center. As a result of this visit, the University Health Network (UHN) Mesothelioma Research Program is planning to start photodynamic therapy in selected patients with mesothelioma and, as well, will develop collaborative work with the research team in Philadelphia.

Dr. Cengel's visit was made possible by the CMF's Education and Training Fund. This special educational grant was given to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Toronto in 2011 and in 2012 to the UHN by the CMF for their Mesothelioma Research Program. The Fund was established to expand the educational mandate of their Program. Learn more about the CMF fund here.

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

Presentations from the September 27th 2012 Asbestos Diseases Symposium held in Toronto, Ontario are now available! Please see web address below for the presentation given by Dr. Marc de Perrot of the University Health Network, and the attached files for presentations given by Dr. Eudice Goldberg of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation, Dr. Linn Holness, Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease and Paul Demers, PhD, Cancer Care Ontario.…

Spike 2012 CMF Volleyball Fundraiser

Please join us June 10, 2012 for the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation's (CMF) second annual volleyball fundraiser. If you like fun people, free entertainment, great food and beach volleyball why not register a team and support this great cause!  To register and for more information, please check out the Spike 2012 website.

  • Who: Candian Mesothelioma Foundation
  • What: SPIKE Beach Volleyball Tournament 2012
  • Where: Beach Blast 15 - Leswyn Road in Toronto, ON
  • When: June 10, 2012, 1pm
  • Why: To support the CMF's initiative of developing better care practice for health care providers and creating and fostering strong patient support services.

Introducing Spike 2011 – The CMF’s First Annual Volleyball Fundraiser

Please join us June 19 2011 for our first annual volleyball tournament fundraiser!  Registration is now open on our new event website. To register your team, or to donate to the CMF on your favourite team’s behalf, please go to . Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information at . Hope to see you there!!