Discover the latest information about mesothelioma treatment, research and patient care written by top mesothelioma specialists from some of the best cancer centers across the nation. This unique collection also contains exclusive interviews from the oncologists, thoracic surgeons and researchers at the forefront of finding a cure for mesothelioma.
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Sugarbaker is director of the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is considered the gold standard in mesothelioma treatment. "Early in my career, [mesothelioma] was laid at my doorstep. And I took it as a challenge."Read More About Sugarbaker
Cameron, chief of thoracic surgery at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, pioneered the pleurectomy/decortication procedure. "I really feel an obligation to my patients because there are so few people out there treating it correctly."Read More About Cameron
Kindler is director of the Mesothelioma Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her research is lauded around the world. "Mesothelioma isn't lung cancer. To understand the subtleties of it, you need an expert."Read More About Kindler
Flores is chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital under Sugarbaker. "At the end of the day, patients just want to feel like you did everything you possibly could for them. That you didn't leave any stone unturned."Read More About Flores
Sterman, clinical director of the Thoracic Oncology Gene Therapy Program at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, is principal investigator for several gene therapy trials on the verge of changing the face of mesothelioma treatment. "We don't have all the answers, but we're trying to find them."Read More About Sterman
Alexander, surgical oncologist and clinical researcher, has thrived on novel therapies, tailoring his treatment regimens to individual patients. His reputation as an innovator is well-deserved. "I tell people to take the initiative to find out where to go for experienced and expert advice."Read More About Alexander
Lebenthal is a thoracic surgeon who splits his time between Brigham and Women's Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is a veteran of the Israeli military. "I have a deep admiration and respect for people who served in the military. It's part of my background. As in war, we don't leave our brothers behind."Read More About Lebenthal
Farivar, surgical director of pleural diseases at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, is regarded as one of the West Coast's youngest and brightest thoracic surgeons. "Part of treating people has to do with the mind, as well as the body. You can't fight an aggressive cancer like this unless you have the right mindset."Read More About Farivar
Fontaine is one of America's brightest thoracic surgeons and an integral part of the Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center at the Moffitt Cancer Institute in Tampa. He speaks four languages. "I learned to think outside the box, which comes in helpful today, particularly with a cancer like mesothelioma."Read More About Fontaine
Weigel, division director of thoracic surgery at the Maine Medical Center, brings a decade of experience treating mesothelioma patients. She shows a strong commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment. "I have a special interest in an aggressive, but safe surgical approach."Read More About Weigel
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