The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma. Services provided include a dedicated nurse practitioner who works with patients to provide current information on mesothelioma and to connect patients with mesothelioma treatment specialists. The practitioner also offers emotional support and access to community forums available through their Web site. An annual symposium offers patients, family members, and caretakers the opportunity to learn from and interact directly with the world's top experts on mesothelioma. Financial aid for medical travel is available to newly-diagnosed patients to consult with a mesothelioma expert.