From The Experts

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.

International Mesothelioma Conference Raises Hope for Better Treatment

International Mesothelioma Conference Raises Hope for Better Treatment

Dr. Jacques Fontaine of the Moffitt Cancer Center shares insight on improved mesothelioma treatments discussed at conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Innovations in Research, Treatment at Moffitt Help Mesothelioma Patients in Tampa

Innovations in Research, Treatment at Moffitt Help Mesothelioma Patients in Tampa

Moffitt Cancer Center’s mesothelioma experts hold a monthly tumor board, test innovative vaccines and perform emerging treatments to help patients.

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New Orleans’ Ochsner Cancer Institute Sees Rise in Cases, Good Results

New Orleans’ Ochsner Cancer Institute Sees Rise in Cases, Good Results

Dr. Charles Conway says there is an influx of mesothelioma cases at Ochsner Cancer Institute in New Orleans, and he’s seeing good results.

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Louisiana's Ochsner Medical Center Provides Specialized Mesothelioma Care

Louisiana’s Ochsner Medical Center Provides Specialized Mesothelioma Care

Dr. Conway wants the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans to become a destination for mesothelioma patients in the Southern United States.

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Veterans with Mesothelioma May Need to Overcome Their Fear of Leaving Home

Veterans with Mesothelioma May Need to Overcome Their Fear of Leaving Home

To get the best possible care for mesothelioma, a veteran might have to travel a long distance to find the right specialty cancer center.

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Maintenance Chemotherapy Can Benefit Mesothelioma Patients

Maintenance Chemotherapy Can Benefit Mesothelioma Patients

Oncologist Tawee Tanvetyanon at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa talks about a maintenance chemotherapy program for mesothelioma patients.

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Veterans with Mesothelioma Should Have Hope -- You Can Get Great Treatment

Veterans with Mesothelioma Should Have Hope — You Can Get Great Treatment

Surgeon Abraham Lebenthal invites any U.S. veteran with mesothelioma to come to Boston for treatment.

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“It's important for patients with mesothelioma to see consultation for medical teams and centers who have a lot of experience with this rare disease”

Jacques Fontaine, M.D.

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Doctor Insights & Interviews

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David Sugarbaker, M.D.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

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."

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Robert Cameron, M.D.

Robert Cameron, M.D.

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."

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Hedy Kindler, M.D.

Hedy Kindler, M.D.

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."

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Raja Flores, M.D.

Raja Flores, M.D.

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."

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Daniel Sterman, M.D.

Daniel Sterman, M.D.

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."

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Richard Alexander, M.D.

Richard Alexander, M.D.

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."

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Abraham Lebenthal, M.D.

Abraham Lebenthal, M.D.

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."

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Alexander Farivar, M.D.

Alexander Farivar, M.D.

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."

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Jacques Fontaine, M.D.

Jacques Fontaine, M.D.

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."

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Tracey Weigel, M.D.

Tracey Weigel, M.D.

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."

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