Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure



The first question a family afflicted with the news of an asbestos-related cancer diagnosis must answer is where they should seek medical treatment for their loved one. Across the country, medical institutions have made drastic strides in developing and expanding medical treatments available to mesothelioma patients and victims of asbestos lung cancer. Levy Konigsberg honors and recognizes some of the best institutions continuing to make progress in the fight against mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer:


Located in New York City, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has treated mesothelioma patients from around the word for more than 130 years. The staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering are aggressive in their treatment of mesothelioma. Each patient is assigned a team of specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists, all with many years of experience treating mesothelioma. As a leader in the treatment and research of mesothelioma, Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a variety of clinical trials which focus on new drugs and novel approaches to treatment. Memorial Sloan Kettering also offers a cutting edge integrative medicine service, assisting patients in enhancing their quality of life through medical regimens which focus on mind, body and spirit. For more information on Memorial Sloan Kettering,click here.


Located in Houston, the University of Texas MD Anderson Center has one stated goal, “to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world.” Researchers at M.D. Anderson are currently involved in groundbreaking research focused on lesser-invasive radiation treatments, hoping to find new ways to target cancerous cells while minimizing damage to healthy cells. Staff at M.D. Anderson are also involved in continuing to develop novel treatments which show a potential in the advancement of mesothelioma treatment. In 2014, M.D. Anderson treated more than 127,000 families affected by cancer diagnoses. Researchers at M.D. Anderson are Since 19990, M.D. Anderson has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top cancer care centers in the nation. For more information on M.D. Anderson, click here.


Located in Tampa, Florida, the Moffit Center has been regularly recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation. Locally, the Moffit Cancer Center is the only hospital in Florida to have obtained the National Cancer Institute’s “Comprehensive Cancer Center” designation. This recognition symbolizes an institution’s scientific leadership, resources and the depth and breadth of their research in clinical science. Across the nation, there are only 45 certified Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Currently, the research staff at the Moffit Cancer Center are involved in an array of mesothelioma clinical trials, including studies focused on gene therapy, heated chemotherapy and immunotherapy. For more information on the Moffit Cancer Center, click here.


For over 25 years, medical staff at the University of Chicago have studied and researched mesothelioma and other cancers, providing treatment and support to thousands of families. Embracing the value of team-based medical education, staff at the University of Chicago hold weekly mesothelioma program meetings, sharing ideas and knowledge for the sole purpose of improving a patient’s quality of life. Through strategic partnerships with the National Cancer Institute, various drug manufacturers and other medical institutions, the University of Chicago is at the forefront of mesothelioma treatment research. For more information on mesothelioma treatments provided by the University of Chicago, click here.


With locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic is one of the largest providers of mesothelioma medical treatments in the country. Recently, the Mayo Clinic of Minnesota was recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-2016 edition. The Mayo Clinic was also recognized, institution-wide, as maintaining one of the best “cancer” specialty services in the country. Experienced medical doctors at the Mayo Clinic regularly perform lifesaving and life-prolonging treatments for mesothelioma patients, including removal of lung and abdomen tissue, debulking procedures and removals of cancer-infested lungs. A major focus of the Mayo Clinic’s mesothelioma treatment is their staff’s dedication to listening, caring and answering. For more information on the May Clinic,click here.


Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ochsner Center’s “Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center” has provided cancer treatment services for over 30 years. At Ochsner, compassion and quality of life are stressed, with the institution’s stated goal of providing “the most advanced cancer care” while offering “the compassionate support that enables the patients to meet the challenge of living with cancer.” Consisting of experts specializing in pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology and thoracic surgery, staff at the Ochsner Cancer Center treat patients with all types of lung disorders, including mesothelioma. Traditional mesothelioma treatments, as well as wellness treatments, including dietary and nutritional counseling, are offered to cancer patients at the Ochsner Cancer Center. For more information on the Ochsner Cancer Center, click here.


The National Cancer Center in Bethesda, Maryland is the primary research hospital for the National Institute of Health, the federal government’s medical agency for biomedical research. Unlike other cancer institutes, the National Cancer Center is devoted exclusively to clinical investigations. Generally, the National Cancer Center accepts patients if their disease, including mesothelioma, meet strict guidelines for promising clinical trials. Although the National Cancer Institute engages only in clinical investigations, it is important to remember that today’s investigations become tomorrow’s treatments. While many mesothelioma patients may have discovered their illnesses too late for purposes of traditional treatment, clinical trials administered by the National Cancer Center offer hope for those left with no other treatment options. For more information on the National Cancer Institute,click here.

NYU Langone Medical Center

New York University’s Langone Medical Center provides mesothelioma treatment and surgeries to individuals from around the globe. As a member of the “Worldwide Innovative Networking Consortium,” New York University has an active role in establishing medical approaches to mesothelioma treatment on a worldwide scale. Anchored by thoracic surgeon, Dr. Harvey Pass, the Langone Medical Center is one of the top National Cancer Institute recognized hospitals in the country. Like other prestigious cancer hospitals, the Langone Medical Center is engaged in numerous potentially life-saving clinical trials focused on the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and new theories of novel care. For more information on the NYU Langone Medical Center, click here.


Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Brigham & Women’s Hospital has been at the forefront of cancer research since its inception. In 2002, Brigham and Women’s was a founding member of the International Mesothelioma Program. This groundbreaking collective joins the knowledge, experience and resources of Brigham & Women’s, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Boston VA Health Care System and the Harvard School of Public Health, with the stated goal of developing “treatment strategies that extend life, while also supporting patients physically, emotionally and practically throughout treatment.” Along with traditional mesothelioma treatments and surgical procedures, Brigham & Women’s offers patients a “mesothelioma support team,” consisting of social workers, chaplaincy and patient liaisons. For more information on Brigham & Women’s Hospital,click here.


With a simply stated goal of “restoring hope” for mesothelioma patients, the UCLA Medical Center is a champion of mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma treatments at UCLA are built upon three core principles: patient focus, specialized experience and innovative research. With strategic relationships with scientists from the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and the Pacific Meso Center, the UCLA Medical Center has established itself as one of the leading institutions on mesothelioma treatment. Scientists at the UCLA medical center have been instrumental on expanding “lung-sparing surgery” and postoperative therapies. For more information on the UCLA Medical Center,click here.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, please call 1-800-637-6529 or contact us electronically at https://www.levylaw.com to receive a FREE consultation with an experienced mesothelioma attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP.



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