The first step in a successful battle against malignant mesothelioma is to become informed. Since we represent patients with mesothelioma in different regions of the United States, we have become familiar with those doctors and cancer centers who strive to best treat mesothelioma.
These cancer centers have been designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as “comprehensive” centers in recognition of their dedication to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. In addition, many of these doctors will review your medical records at no charge to determine if you are a candidate for their treatment protocol. I’ve put together a complete list.
Mesothelioma Doctors & Cancer Centers (The Complete List)
- Dr. Robert Cameron – Los Angeles, California
Dr. Cameron is Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director of Thoracic Oncology at UCLA Medical Center.
He specializes in treating mesothelioma patients.
P.O. Box 951741 Los Angeles, California 90095-1741
Phone: (310) 206-8232
- Dr. David Jablons – San Francisco, California
Dr. Jablons is the Program Leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Program Member of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Current research initiatives include the molecular biology of non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma with emphasis on gene discovery through differential display and subtraction hybridization techniques in primary tumors, metastases, and cell lines.
- UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
Box 0128, UCSF San Francisco, California 94143-0128
Phone: (800) 888-8664 or (415) 885-7777
Website: http://cc.ucsf.edu/index.htmlCurrent research: http://cc.ucsf.edu/research/thoracic.html
Additional information about Dr. Jablons can be found at:
- Dr. Lary A. Robinson – Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Robinson is the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
He is a member of the multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology group, which evaluates and treats all stages of mesothelioma. Clinical and research interests include aggressive surgical management of mesothelioma and advanced lung cancer.
2. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
Phone: (813) 972-8412
Additional information about Dr. Robinson can be found at: www.moffitt.usf.edu/Prevention_and_Treatment/physician/details.asp
- Dr. Dong M. Shin – Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Shin is the Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical and Translational Cancer Prevention Program at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
His areas of interest include head, neck and lung cancers.
- Winship Cancer Institute
The Emory Clinic – C 1365 Clifton Rd, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: (888) WINSHIP or (404) 778-1900
Additional information about Dr. Shin can be found at: www.emoryhealthcare.org/find_physician/physician_detail.jsp?physicianid=11592&SessionID=338213
- Dr. Stephen C. Yang – Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Yang is the Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, the Director of the Lung Transplantation Program and Director of Thoracic Oncology Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His primary interests include lung transplantation, video-assisted thoracic surgery (V.A.T.S.) and thoracic surgical oncology with particular interests in lung and esophageal cancer and mesothelioma.
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Surgery, Osler 624 600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, Maryland 21287-5674
Appointments: (410) 614-3891
Additional information about Dr. Yang can be found at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/jhtop/Thoracic_Tumor_Board/Surgeons/Stephen_Yang__M_D_/stephen_yang__m_d_.html
- Dr. David Sugarbaker – Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Sugarbaker is the Chief of Surgical Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
He also serves as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sugarbaker instituted The International Pleural Mesothelioma Program in response to the growing rise in the incidence of mesothelioma worldwide. Malignant pleural mesothelioma has been a central focus of Dr. Sugarbaker’s clinical and laboratory research, and he pioneered the “tri-modal” therapy approach.
- Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Division of Thoracic Surgery 75 Francis Street Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: (617) 732-6824
- Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Kalemkerian is the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He coordinates the lung cancer research program, focusing on experimental therapeutics.
- U-M Health System
Comprehensive Cancer Center 1500 E. Medical Center Drive CCGC 6-303 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0944
Phone: (800) 865-1125
Additional information about Dr. Kalemkerian can be found at: http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/clinic/lungstaff.htm
- Dr. Harvey Pass – Detroit, Michigan
Dr. Pass is the Head of Thoracic Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and has studied pleural mesothelioma since 1988 when he was the Head of Thoracic Oncology and Senior Investigator of the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. Dr. Pass is internationally known for the treatment of mesothelioma, with special expertise in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT), a treatment with drugs that become active and kill cancer cells when exposed to light. Dr. Pass has been named among “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
- Harper University Hospital
4100 John R., Suite 615 Detroit, Michigan 48201
Phone: (313) 745-4400
- Dr. Brian Loggie – Omaha, Nebraska
Dr. Loggie is Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Director of the Cancer Center at Creighton University Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma and peritoneal carcinomatosis. His research protocol involves surgical debulking in combination with intraperitoneal heated chemotherapy.
- Creighton University Medical Center
Division of Surgical Oncology, Suite 3700 601 North 30th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68131
Phone: (402) 280-5009
Additional information about Dr. Loggie can be found at: http://medicine.creighton.edu/Surgery/Faculty/loggie.htm
- Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang – Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Vogelzang is the Director of the Nevada Cancer Institute. He previously served as the Director of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center and a medical oncologist with the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center Mesothelioma Program. His interests are in clinical trials in genitourinary malignancies and mesothelioma. He is a recognized expert in new therapies for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, including genetic therapy, new cytokine therapy, and combination.
- Nevada Cancer Institute
10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 260 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
Phone: (702) 821-0000
- Dr. Claire Verschraegen – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dr. Verschraegen is an oncologist and the Director of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Investigations at the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center.
- University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center
900 Camino de Salud NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-5837
Additional information about Dr. Verschraegen can be found at: http://hscapp.unm.edu/upa/pd/detail.cfm?DocKey=1933
- Dr. Mary Louise Keohan – New York, New York
Dr. Keohan is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of mesothelioma, sarcoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, where there are a number of ongoing multimodality studies of patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma as well as other connective tissue oncology studies.
- Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
161 Fort Washington Avenue Herbert Irving Pavilion, Suite 9-917 New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 305-0549
- Dr. Roman Perez-Soler – New York, New York
Dr. Perez-Soler is the Associate Director of Clinical Oncology at New York University Kaplan Cancer Center in New York, NY. He specializes in medical oncology and is the principal investigator of the Phase II L-NDDP/Platar trial for pleural mesothelioma.
Recent publications: http://library.med.nyu.edu/cgi-bin/facbib-bio.pl?AU=perezr01&RP=N&CP=N
- New York University School of Medicine
550 First Avenue New York, New York 10016
Phone: (212) 263-8043
Additional information about Dr. Perez-Soler can be found at: http://www.med.nyu.edu/people/perezr01.html
- Dr. Valerie Rusch – New York, New York
Dr. Rusch specializes in treating patients with cancers of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall, including those with mesothelioma. Her research interests include the genetics of lung cancer and mesothelioma and predicting how a patient will respond to a particular treatment. She is also involved in developing methods for early detection of thoracic cancers.
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue New York, New York 10021
Phone: (212) 639-5873
Additional information about Dr. Rusch can be found at: http://www.mskcc.org/prg/prg/bios/51.cfm
- Dr. Robert Taub – New York, New York
Dr. Taub is the Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a medical oncologist who directs the Connective Tissue Oncology Program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, where there are several ongoing multimodality studies of patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
161 Fort Washington Avenue Herbert Irving 9-907 New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 305-4076
Additional information about Dr. Taub can be found at: http://www.beryl.net/custom/physref/nyp/PhysDetail.asp
- Dr. David H. Harpole Jr. – Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Harpole is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He specializes in thoracic oncology, general thoracic surgery, and benign and malignant diseases of the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum.
- Duke University Medical Center
2400 North Pratt Street Room 0311 Terrace Level Durham, North Carolina 27705
Phone: (919) 668-8413
Additional information about Dr. Harpole can be found at: http://dukehealth1.org/physician_search/details.asp?unid=0EDDEBB41A132412852569920080C9FD
- Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Friedberg is the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. His interests are in all areas of thoracic surgery, including benign and malignant pulmonary diseases and malignant mesothelioma.
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
1100 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (800) JEFF-NOW or (215) 955-2996
- Dr. Larry Kaiser – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Kaiser is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Lab. His work in the laboratory focuses on gene therapy of thoracic tumors. He also serves as the John Rhea Barton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery as well as the Eldridge L. Eliason Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include malignant mesothelioma and mediastinal tumors.
- 3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4227
Patient Appointments: (215) 662-2050
Website: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/lungctr/academic_programs/pulmonary/ research/labs/albelda/torl/torl_home.html.
Additional information about Dr. Kaiser can be found at: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/lungctr/academic_programs/pulmonary/research/labs/albelda/torl/people.html
- Dr. Daniel Sterman – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Sterman is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He is also the Clinical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Gene Therapy Program. His clinical interests include the treatment of thoracic malignancies as they apply to the development and implementation of new techniques in interventional pulmonology.
- University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division 833 West Gates Building 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 614-0984
Additional information about Dr. Sterman can be found at: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/lungctr/academic_programs/pulmonary/provider_profiles/dsterman.html
- Dr. W. Roy Smythe – Houston, Texas
Dr. Smythe is the Associate Professor and Director of the Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary Treatment and Research Program at the University of TX MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has designed a pilot protocol at MD Anderson for malignant pleural mesothelioma involving aggressive surgical therapy followed by intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). His research interests include prodrug gene therapy, apoptosis, mesothelioma, and lung neoplasms.
Curriculum Vitae: http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/tcvsurg/display.cfm?id=6e6eec3d-29ac-4c21-93f115c507c4105b&method=displayfull&pn=8569ad4f-955b-11d4-80fa00508b603a14
- Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 445 Houston, Texas 77030-4095
Phone: (713) 792-6933
Appointments: (713) 792-6161 or (800) 392-1611
Additional information about Dr. Smythe can be found at: http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/tcvsurg/display.cfm?id=8569b58f-955b-11d4-80fa00508b603a14&method=displayfull&pn=8569ad4f-955b-11d4-80fa00508b603a14
- Dr. Eric Vallieres – Seattle, Washington
Dr. Eric Vallières is a thoracic surgeon, who joined the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) to help lead its multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program. Dr. Vallières is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in, and a proponent of, the benefits of multi-modality therapy for lung-cancer patients. In addition to lung cancer, Dr. Vallières’ areas of expertise include mesothelioma, thoracic oncology and the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis. Internationally recognized for his clinical research in lung cancer, he has been the recipient of numerous grants for conducting clinical trials and has published more than 120 articles and abstracts.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
Comprehensive Cancer CenterBasic Health Sciences Building1824 Sixth Avenue South 237 T.I.Birmingham, Alabama 35294-3300
Phone: (205) 934-5077
- Alaska Medical Center
Address: 3200 Providence Dr.
City, State, Zip: Anchorage, AK, 99508
- University of Arizona Cancer Center
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 694-2873
- Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)
4815 W. Markham St., Slot‐32
Little Rock, AR 72205 ∗ 501‐661‐2893
- University of Colorado Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (720) 848-0300
- Dr. Michael R. Grey
Chief, Department of Medicine The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 224-5661
- Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 366-1200
- University of Hawaii Cancer Center
701 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3010
- Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
710 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Patient Information: (312) 908-5250
- University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1426
Patient Information: (888) 824-0200 or (773) 834-7206
- Indiana University Cancer Center
Indiana Cancer Pavilion 535 Barnhill Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Patient Information: (888) 600-4822 or (317) 278-4822
- Purdue Cancer Center
Hansen Life Sciences Research Building Purdue University
201 S. University Street West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2064
Patient Information: (765) 494-9129
- Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Iowa
200 Hawkins DriveIowa City, Iowa 52242
Patient Information: (800) 777-8442 or (319) 356-4200
Clinical Trial Information: (800) 237-1225
- The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main StreetBar Harbor, Maine 04609
Patient Information: (207) 288-6000 or (207) 288-6051
- Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
200 First Street, SW Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Patient Information: (507) 284-2111
- University of Minnesota Cancer Center
425 East River RoadMinneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Patient Information: (888) 226-2376 or (612) 624-8484
- Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
4921 Parkview PlaceSt. Louis, Missouri 63110
Patient Information: (800) 600-3606 or (314) 747-7222
Clinical Trial Information: (314) 747-4190
- Norris Cotton Cancer Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center DriveLebanon, New Hampshire 03756
Patient Information: (800) 639-6918 or (603) 650-6300
Clinical Trial Information: (603) 650-7609
- The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-2681
Patient Information: (732) 235-CINJ
- Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University
11100 Euclid AvenueCleveland, Ohio 44106
Patient Information: (800) 641-2422
- The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
300 West 10th AvenueColumbus, Ohio 43210
Patient Information: (800) 293-5066
Clinical Trial Information: (614) 293-5066
- Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
Patient Information: (503) 494-8311
- Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
691 Preston BuildingNashville, Tennessee 37232
Patient Information: (615) 936-1782
Clinical Trial Information: (800) 811-8480
- Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
2000 Circle of HopeSalt Lake City, Utah 84112
Patient Information: (877) 585-0303 or (801) 585-0303
Clinical Trial Information: (801) 581-4477
- Vermont Cancer Center
University of Vermont
149 Beaumont Avenue Burlington, Vermont 05405
Patient Information: (802) 656-4414
Clinical Trial Information: (802) 656-2178
- Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
401 College Street Richmond, Virginia 23298
Patiient Information: (804) 828-0450
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Wisconsin600 Highland Avenue K5/601Madison, Wisconsin 53792
Patient Information: (608) 263-8600
Clinical Trial Information: (800) 622-8922 or (608) 262-5223
- Dr. John Gamboa M.D.
Dr. John Gamboa, founder of the Cancer Center of Idaho, is a board certified radiologist.
Address: 9357 West Emerald Street Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: (208) 672-1000
- Dr. Chao Huang
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 5003 Westwood, KS 66205
Phone: (913) 588-1227
- University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson StreetLouisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 562-4673
- Cabrini Center For Cancer Care, Freedman Clinic of Internal
3330 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301.
Phone Number: (318) 448-6917
- University Of Mississippi Medical Center: Cancer Research Registry
2500 N. State St Jackson, MS
- Jorge Nieva, MD
Address: 801 North 29th Street Billings , montana USA – United States of America, 59101
Phone: (406) 238-2500
- Cancer Center of North Dakota
1451 44th Avenue South Unit E Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
Phone: (888) 785-2263 or (701) 787-5800
- CTCA Southwestern Regional Medical Center
10109 E. 79th Street (81st Street & Highway 169)Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 286-5000
- The Miriam Hospital
The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 793-2500
- Medical University of South Carolina – University Hospital (XL)
Location: 169 Ashley Avenue Charleston SC 29425
Work Phone: (843) 792-1414
- Dr. Ashraf A. Elshami
Sanford Health/Sanford Pulmonary Medicine Clinic
1205 S Grange Avenue, Suite 407 Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 328-8900
- Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 259D Cheyenne, WY 82002,
Phone: (307) 777-6921 or (800) 438-5795