When patients receive a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it is important that they immediately investigate and evaluate the many outstanding mesothelioma treatment centers located throughout the country. The law firm of Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman has been helping victims of mesothelioma and other illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos for over 30 years. Over this time, we have observed an evolution of treatment for mesothelioma patients and have come to see that there are many excellent institutions and cancer centers that have made great progress in advancing treatments. Attorney Gary Galiher remarked, “These facilities have helped many of our mesothelioma clients live longer, healthier lives, and they are continually conducting research to help bring us closer to a cure.” Too numerous to name all of them, below is a small sampling of the many mesothelioma treatment centers that patients should consider.
City of Hope
The state-of-the-art City of Hope facilities are located in Duarte, California, on acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. At the City of Hope, compassionate patient care is the objective. Here, ideas and breakthrough discoveries turn into emerging new therapies of tomorrow. The City of Hope is one of the 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
M. D. Anderson is also one of the 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Its slogan is “Making Cancer History.” M. D. Anderson sits in the middle of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. It has treated over 800,000 patients since 1944, using a multidisciplinary approach that includes immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Because its experts focus in the treatment of cancer, M. D. Anderson is well-known for the ability to treat all types of cancer, including rare and uncommon cancers such as mesothelioma.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has a team of specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists, scientists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists, who aim to provide “experienced, up-to-date, and thoughtful care” of mesothelioma patients.
Sloan-Kettering offers its patients and their families a wide base of support ranging from clinical trials, to symptom management and even cosmetic education that help patients cope with the effects of mesothelioma. Sloan-Kettering is one of the 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
The International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) is located in Boston at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which together with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has combined resources to provide comprehensive care to mesothelioma patients.
Dr. David Sugarbaker, M.D., is the founder and director of the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) and is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery. The IMP focuses on the treatment and cure of mesothelioma, and it currently consults with over 300 mesothelioma patients annually and treats over 180 of these patients. It is the largest program of its kind.
Dana-Farber is another of the 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. It has been dedicated to helping cancer patients since 1947. It specializes exclusively in cancer research, care and treatment. It aims to provide its patients with compassionate care while advancing the diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Outpatient care of mesothelioma patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital usually takes place at Dana-Farber.
For decades, the Mayo Clinic has been dedicated to the treatment of complex illnesses, such as those caused by asbestos exposure. It is one of the 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Mayo Clinic employs over 3,000 physicians, scientists and researchers, and offers hospital services in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
Many patients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are treated at the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic’s philosophy is “the needs of the patient come first.”
Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman Supports Treatment for Mesothelioma Patients
Over the many years of representing mesothelioma patients, we have forged strong bonds with our clients and their families. We are aware of the devastating physical, emotional and financial consequences this disease has for patients and their friends and families. Through our work, we have had the opportunity to interact with the researchers and the treating medical professionals of these great institutions, and we are encouraged by their dedication and unwavering commitment to helping their patients and our clients live richer and longer lives. These professionals and outstanding treatment and research facilities continue to provide us with hope that one day we will find a cure for mesothelioma.