Our sincere congratulations go to talented Marissa Williams who was named one of the five winners of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group 2016, iMig 2016, Young Investigator Awards. Currently, Ms. Williams is earning a PhD at the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in Australia.
iMig 2016 Mesothelioma Research
Ms. Williams research has determined that the PD-L1 protein is an adverse prognostic indicator of pleural mesothelioma and is associated with low microRNA levels. Williams also found that by re-expressing these microRNAs, the PD-L1 expression was reduced. Williams suggests that microRNA replacement therapy could be a novel way to lower the PD-L1 expression and in turn, improve the immune response in patients with mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Circle and Kazan Law Supporting Mesothelioma Research
MesotheliomaCircle.org’s sponsors Kazan Law again, as they have done since 2008, sponsored the Young Investigator Awards at iMig 2016. The sponsorship and recognition of young research scientists attempting to unlock mesothelioma cancer is done in honor of mesothelioma patients and their families.
We believe by acknowledging and supporting the work of these young scientists, the research community will hopefully close in on new discoveries about all mesothelioma diseases.