The Mesothelioma Center at is the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource. Our dedication to providing accurate and up-to-date information has resulted in these quality accreditations and professional connections.

American Accreditation Commission International

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The American Accreditation Commission International, or AACI, provides accreditation, certification and education to health care organizations. adheres to the AACI’s medical web content principles for medical websites. Our certification attests that the site complies with AACI principles. The AACI certification assures visitors that our medical information is high-quality, objective and transparent. Learn more about our AACI certification.

Better Business Bureau

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For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been dedicated to rating the trustworthiness of businesses. The BBB promotes best practices for marketplace behavior and recognizes businesses with a strong track record of integrity and performance. The BBB Standards for Trust include honesty, transparency and responsiveness. is accredited by the BBB with an A+ rating.

TRUSTe Certified Privacy

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TRUSTe was founded in 1997 as a nonprofit industry association. For more than 20 years, the TRUSTe Certifications Standards have upheld transparency and choice in the collection of personal information. The organization has continually evolved to keep up with technology, and it has incorporated principles from privacy advocates and government regulators. TRUSTe verifies that’s practices meet its standards for privacy.

Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators

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The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) was founded in 2009 to support patient advocates working in cancer treatment. Today, AONN+ provides professional resources and networking tools to more than 7,000 members in the United States. Its ultimate goal is to improve health care and quality of life for cancer survivors. Vanessa Blanco of The Mesothelioma Center at is certified by AONN+ as an oncology patient navigator. Karen Selby and Jose Ortiz are also members of AONN+.

Department of Veterans Affairs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs administers benefits such as disability compensation and health care services at VA hospitals and clinics. To make it easier for veterans to access VA benefits, the VA created a formal accreditation process for third-party agents. A VA-accredited claims agent can help veterans and their families understand their eligibility for benefits and complete the necessary paperwork. The Patient Advocates of’s Veterans Department are accredited by the VA so they can assist with asbestos-related VA claims.

Staff Memberships

The staff of is involved in many organizations focused on advancing cancer treatment and survivorship:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Thoracic Society
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Association of Oncology Social Work
  • American Holistic Medical Association

Additional Licenses and Certifications’s team members also bring valuable training and experience to their patient advocacy work:

  • Nursing License
  • Dietitian License
  • Health Writing Certification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Social Media for Health Care Certification from Mayo Clinic