Written by Karen Selby, RN | Edited By Walter Pacheco | Last Update: June 4, 2024

Mesothelioma Treatment Centers in New York

Mesothelioma patients in New York visit Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for its experts. They also benefit from its extensive history of research on asbestos-related diseases. In 2022, thoracic surgeon Dr. Andrea Wolf at Mount Sinai launched a mesothelioma vaccine clinical trial.

Patients also visit NYU Langone Medical Center. There, they can participate in innovative clinical trials and receive care from a team of mesothelioma doctors. Facilities include two hospitals and six clinical centers located throughout Manhattan.

Upstate residents visit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo for its surgeons. The surgeons here specialize in peritoneal and pleural mesothelioma. Patients looking for clinical trials will find a number of active studies at Roswell Park.

Top New York Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital

1 Gustave L. Levy Pl New York, NY 10029

Year Built: 1855
Number of Beds: 1,144 beds
Number of Physicians: 4

Perlmutter Cancer Center, mesothelioma treatment center

Perlmutter Cancer Center

160 E. 34th St New York, NY 10016

Year Built: 1841
Number of Beds: 1,069 beds
Number of Physicians: 3

Some New Yorkers may need financial assistance to pay for medical treatment. They should consider speaking with a New York mesothelioma lawyer to learn more about their legal options. Asbestos manufacturers in New York may be liable for your asbestos exposure disease.

Mesothelioma Specialists in New York

Patients in New York turn to Flores. He is a widely respected thoracic surgeon and longtime pleural mesothelioma specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital. He has conducted many mesothelioma studies. Flores is also an active patient advocate in the mesothelioma community.

Mesothelioma patients who don’t qualify for surgery see Dr. Daniel H. Sternman. He is a pleural mesothelioma expert. Sternman is also NYU Langone Medical Center’s Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Oncology Program director. He is an expert in gene therapy. Sternman is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.

Peritoneal mesothelioma patients in New York turn to Dr. John M. Kane III at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Roswell provides access to the most effective mesothelioma treatment. The procedure helps many who receive it live for at least five years.

Top New York Mesothelioma Doctors

Dr. Raja Michael Flores, Chief of Thoracic Surgery

New York, New York

Raja Michael Flores

Pleural Specialist | Thoracic Surgery

Expertise: Pleural Mesothelioma, Pleurectomy and Decortication Surgery, Lung Cancer, VATS, Lobectomy, Thoracotomy and Clinical Research

Languages: English, Spanish

Dr. Daniel H. Sterman, Director of the Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Oncology Program

New York, New York

Daniel H. Sterman

Pleural Specialist | Interventional Pulmonology

Expertise: Thoracic Diseases Minimally Invasive Procedures

Languages: English

Dr. Ory Wiesel, thoracic surgeon

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Ory Wiesel

Pleural Specialist | Thoracic Surgery

Expertise: Robotic Surgery NIR Image-Guided Surgery

Languages: English, Hungarian, Hebrew

): Dr. John M. Kane III, peritoneal mesothelioma surgeon

Buffalo, New York

John M. Kane III

Peritoneal Specialist | Surgical Oncology

Expertise: Cytoreductive Surgery HIPEC

Languages: English

New York’s Advancements in Immunotherapy Research

New York ranks No. 5 in the nation for mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths. The state’s high ranking is attributed to its extensive industrial and commercial use of asbestos products in buildings and countless job sites.

Asbestos-related mortality is expected to increase in New York. This is because of the Sept. 11 attacks that released asbestos dust across lower Manhattan. It is a top concern for pleural mesothelioma specialist and thoracic surgeon Dr. Raja Flores at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Mesothelioma cancer centers and researchers in New York have made significant strides in immunotherapy research. For example, several locations throughout the state have contributed to advances in CAR T-cell therapy for mesothelioma.

Research and Clinical Trials in New York

New York is home to groundbreaking mesothelioma research. A number of hospitals and cancer centers across the state are participating in unique and innovative mesothelioma clinical trials. These include research on CAR T-cell therapy.

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials in New York

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is participating in a phase II clinical trial evaluating whether the addition of photodynamic therapy can improve overall survival in patients with epithelioid pleural mesothelioma.
  • Five locations in New York are participating in a phase I and phase II clinical trial that is recruiting peritoneal and pleural mesothelioma patients to test the safety and efficacy of the immunotherapy drug Bavencio (avelumab) in combination with stereotactic body radiation therapy.
  • Four locations throughout New York are participating in a phase I clinical trial testing the safety of CAR T-cell therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The novel treatment involves reprogramming a patient’s T cells to attack the cancer.

Cancer Support Services in New York


Headquartered in New York City, CancerCare offers a variety of free 12-week programs for patients actively undergoing cancer treatment. The focus is typically on older adults. The organization provides information about treatment, coping with anxiety and community resources. An oncology social worker leads the group sessions and offers emotional and practical support.

Cancer Support Team

Based in Westchester, Cancer Support Team provides at-home nursing care, counseling, case management and financial assistance, all free of charge. Volunteers provide transportation services and other support for cancer patients without regard to insurance coverage. Through donations, Cancer Support Team is also able to cover daily living costs for some patients.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

One of the nation’s leading cancer treatment centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering runs multiple support groups and programs for patients with cancer and their families. Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and volunteers all work to deliver high-quality expertise and education for cancer patients. For those unable to visit the New York City location, Memorial Sloan Kettering also offers online virtual programs and community forums.

Mesothelioma Survivors from New York

Darlene Micciche
Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survivor

When Darlene Micciche was first told she had cancer, it wasn’t peritoneal mesothelioma. Her first diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer had a worse survival rate, so she was relieved when a second opinion revealed her true diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma. Kane performed her cytoreductive surgery with heated chemotherapy at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We looked him up before we went because my oncologist [in Rochester] said you have to be comfortable with your surgeon,” said Micciche. “We ended up loving him from the start.”

Peter L.
Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor

Peter L. was 73 years old when he was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2013. Doctors told him he qualified for surgery and he decided to undergo a pleurectomy and decortication surgery in New York. About a year after the successful surgery, he joined an immunotherapy clinical trial. Two years later, the trial ended and Peter was told he had been receiving a placebo instead of the active immunotherapy drug. Despite receiving a placebo, he had no new cancer growth. “Most clinical trials fail. I know that, but you’re always looking to be that one in a million. I don’t think anyone should give up hope of finding it,” Peter said. “If the trial doesn’t help you, at least it will help someone who comes after you.”

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