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About Us

The Mesothelioma Center at is a leading asbestos and mesothelioma awareness organization founded in 2006. Since then, we have been providing mesothelioma patients and their families information and services to make informed decisions about treatment, cancer centers, specialists and financial assistance.

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How We Can Help the Media

For more than a decade, has built a strong knowledge base thanks to interviewing and writing about hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, medical specialists, researchers and others in the mesothelioma community.

We also have close relationships with many prominent cancer centers and mesothelioma specialists, including Drs. Paul Sugarbaker, Rodney Landreneau, Robert Cameron, Abraham Lebenthal, Jacques Fontaine and many others across the U.S.

Because of that deep knowledge, our writers, researchers and medical experts can provide journalists and other members of the media with the following:

  • Quotes for news stories
  • Interviews (print, radio, television and podcasts)
  • Contributed content
  • Images for use in news stories

Our Team

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Let us know if you need information about our website, a news story, blog post, feature story or image we published. We can also provide you access to our specialty writers and researchers.

Walter Pacheco, managing editor at

Walter Pacheco

Managing Editor


Cara Tompot, communications manager at

Cara Tompot

Communications Manager


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Our experts can provide you with scientific, medical or environmental information. They can explain how the Veterans Administration works with mesothelioma patients and medical insurance questions regarding cancer patients.

Karen Selby, RN, patient advocate for The Mesothelioma Center

Karen Selby

Registered Nurse


  • Perioperative thoracic nursing
  • Information on mesothelioma diagnosis
  • Mesothelioma treatment advances
  • Latest mesothelioma clinical trials
Suzanne Dixon, RDN, writer for

Suzanne Dixon

Registered Dietitian and Epidemiologist


  • Effects of diet and nutrition on cancer patients
  • Oncology-related information
Aaron Munz, veterans advocate at The Mesothelioma Center

Aaron Munz

Director of Veterans Department


  • Veterans assistance
  • VA health care
  • Hazards of asbestos in U.S. military
  • Effects of asbestos on veterans
Michelle Whitmer, writer and researched for

Michelle Whitmer

Writer and researcher


  • Complementary and alternative treatments
Missy Miller, patient advocate for The Mesothelioma Center

Missy Miller

Patient Advocate


  • Medical outreach
  • Treatment expenses and financial assistance
Daniel King, writer and researcher for

Daniel King

Writer and researcher


  • Asbestos exposure among U.S. consumers
  • Asbestos abatement information
  • Environmental issues

Editorial Guidelines

The editorial mission of is to bring you the most reliable, trustworthy and accurate information about mesothelioma, asbestos and asbestos-related illnesses. Our goal is to ensure that is your go-to resource for relevant, high-quality and authoritative information about mesothelioma.

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Policy on Using Our Content, Videos and Images has a rich collection of content, graphics, videos and illustrations that provide additional information to our patients.

While we encourage the print or electronic use of these materials for noncommercial educational or informational purposes, we ask that you request permission in advance. Permission to use our images is granted on a case-by-case basis.

You can email Managing Editor Walter Pacheco to request permission.

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Last Modified April 10, 2019

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