Mesothelioma Treatment Centers

Because mesothelioma is a relatively rare condition, there are relatively few treatment centers in the United States and around the world that devote all their resources to studying it. Unfortunately, this means there are few direct centers victims can approach for specific help for their mesothelioma. Most major hospitals have sophisticated oncology (cancer) departments, so once properly diagnosed most hospitals can provide the necessary treatment necessary to improve the quality and lengthen the life of mesothelioma victims.

Mesothelioma treatment centers are a great resource for knowing the latest news and research that is being done on mesothelioma.  These centers are dedicated to helping mesothelioma patients, and their goal is to make sure that these patients are receiving the best care.  This level of care could involve applying the latest medical findings as well.  These treatment centers provide a place where a mesothelioma patient can go and feel that he or she is being cared for very well.  The mesothelioma patient can also find support at these centers.  Although you may have loved ones that are taking care of you, it is still important to be able to have a support group of people that understand exactly what you are going through, because they are going through the same thing. 

Conversely, some patient may not like the atmosphere of mesothelioma treatment centers.  These centers are filled with patients that are suffering through a very difficult disease, and this can hamper one’s spirits.  It may be hard for a mesothelioma patient that is in a preliminary stage of mesothelioma to see another patient in a more advanced stage of the disease.  Each person needs to decide if being at a mesothelioma treatment center will help them to deal with mesothelioma better or actually make the situation worse.  Do not feel guilty either way.  It is important to concentrate on what makes you feel better.

Cancer treatment centers elicit different emotions in many people. The presence of so many critically ill people searching desperately for a cure can cause fear and depression, while others draw inspiration from the devotion of so many professionals working for a common cause or the courage of terminally ill people fighting their terrible conditions. In reality, these impressions vary greatly from individual to individual depending on their previous experiences.  Clearly, the disposition of the person suffering from this deadly disease will greatly affect the opinion they draw from these centers.

List of Mesothelioma Treatment Centers


University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
1824 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3300

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK

Los Angeles
Tower Hematology/Oncology
8635 West Third Street, Suite 665W
Los Angeles, CA 90048
San Diego
Sharp Health Care
10835 Road to the Cure
San Diego, CA 92121


University of Colorado
4200 East 9th Avenue, B-189
Denver, CO 80262


Oncology Hematology Group of South Florida
8940 North Kendall Drive, Suite 300E
Miami, FL 33176


University of Chicago Medical Center, Section of Hematology/Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC2115
Chicago, IL 60637-1470


Kentuckiana Cancer Institute
100 E. Liberty Street, Suite 502
Louisville, KY 40202


Umass Memorial Cancer Center
Division of Hematology/Oncology
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655-001


Somerset Medical Center
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876


New York City
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032


Presbyterian Medical Center, U. PA Health System
Medical Arts Building
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Thompson Cancer Survival Center
1915 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916

Lone Star Oncology
11044 Research Boulevard, Suite D400
Austin, TX 78759

S. R. Burzynski Clinic
9432 Old Katy, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77055

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Thoracic Head & Neck Med Onc, Box 432
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030


459 Locust Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Newport News
Virginia Oncology Associates
895 Middle Ground Boulevard #200
Newport News, VA 23606

What Mesothelioma Treatment Centers Do:

Cancer centers usually provide a number of different services. Most centers concentrate their resources to treating or managing the different types of cancer of their patients. Budgets are usually very tight, and most cannot devote all their resources to patient care. Other services include spiritual, emotional, and legal counseling for the patients and their families. Cancer is responsible for a variety of ancillary conditions, and many of the patients need help coping with the side effects of treatment, or require advice on how to plan their estates.

Treating cancer in a medical center often provides the best hope for victims of mesothelioma, but the expense of travel, lodging, and treatment often prohibit many victims from pursuing adequate treatment. To this end, consulting a lawyer about potential action against the negligent parties responsible for your condition can provide the means to seek such treatment. Victims of mesothelioma know time is of the essence, but more so when you consider your state has limits on the amount of time you have to press your claim. Don’t risk losing more than you already have. Contact an attorney without delay.

Cancer Centers in the USA and Abroad

  • American Association for Cancer Research (USA) Founded in 1907; the AACR is a scientific society of over 15,000 laboratory and clinical cancer researchers. The site provides details of the organisation, conferences, publications, mebership, journals etc.
  • American Cancer Society (USA) A non-profit organisation with over 3400 offices located in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico. The site has information for both the public and health professionals including information about ACS programs, specific cancers, local branch details etc.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (USA) ASCO Online includes information for health professionals and for people living with cancer. Details of meetings, abstracts, membership etc.
  • American Thoracic Society An independently incorporated, international, educational and scientific society, founded in 1905, with a focus on respiratory and critical care medicine. There is a detailed public site with detailed information and also a members area.
  • Asociacion Espanola Contra el Cancer
  • Association for International Cancer Research (UK) AICR is an independent Scottish based charity funding research into the cause and prevention of cancer by eminent and promising scientists throughout the world.
  • Australian Cancer Society The ACS is a national federation of community-based cancer organisations, each of which is the expert centre for cancer control in its own State or Territory. ACS activities include treatment, research, education, and support.
  • Barncancerföreningarnas Riksförbund - Children Cancer Foundation of Sweden. (Sweden) Swedish language.
  • British Association for Cancer Research (UK) The BACR was formed in 1960 to advance cancer research and encourage the exchange of information. This site includes details about membership, meetings, and fellowships.
  • Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) / National Cancer Institute of Canada (Canada) CCS was founded in 1938, this web site provides details of the divisions, services, and mission of the CCS. There are details of the Cancer Information Service (toll free help line). Information is in both English and French language.
  • Cancer BACUP (UK) A UK cancer charity providing information and support for cancer patients. The site offers detailed cancer information for many types of cancer and a wide range of related topics written by oncologists specifically for cancer patients.
  • Cancer Research Foundation of America (USA) a national non-profit organization launched in 1985 committed to cancer prevention through research and education.
  • Cancer Research Institute (USA) Supports national research into new cancer treatments, especially immunotherapy
  • Cancer Society of Finland Founded in 1936, the Cancer Society of Finland is a national public health organisation composed of 12 regional cancer societies and four patient organisations. The Web site includes details of the Society and has some English language pages.
  • Cancer Society of New Zealand A non-profit organization with six regional divisions; devoted to providing support, education, and funding of cancer research in New Zealand. Includes cancer related information in dowloadable PDF file
  • CancerHelp UK An educational Web site of Cancer Research UK. It includes information by cancer type and answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc (USA) founded in 1997 by six of Cancer Cooperative Groups that are funded primarily by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The web site includes details about the CNCCG and its programmes.
  • Danish Cancer Society - Kræftens Bekæmpelses The Danish Cancer Society was founded in 1928 and now has over 250,000 members organised into 160 local units. The Web site includes an English language page with details of the society and cancer registry.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) (USA) ECOG, established in 1955, is a large cooperative group running clinical trials in adult cancers. As well as information for members there is a public area including details of ECOG, clinical trials, participating institutions, publications etc.
  • European Association for Cancer Research EACR was founded in 1968 and aims to advance cancer research by facilitating communication between research workers including the organization of meetings. Details about the organization, membership, fellowships, publications, meetings etc.
  • European Association for NeuroOncology EANO is an organisation for Neurooncologists in Europe formed in 1994. This site includes a background to the organisation, membership details, reports from scientific meetings, clinical trial details, a calendar of events, and links to related sites
  • European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) The Web site includes lists of on-going EBMT trials, transplant guidelines, news and publications by working party. There are also links to the password protected registry servers.
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) The organisation was founded in 1962 in order to conduct experimental and clinical research in Europe. The EORTC central office is in Brussels.
  • European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO),
  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ESTRO) ESTRO, founded in 1980 is a society for professionals involved in the field of radiotherapy and oncology. The Web site includes details about the organisation, research, publications, events and other related information.
  • Federation Nationale des Centres de Lutte Contre le Cancer (FNCLCC) A French language site.
  • Federation of European Cancer Societies FECS is a non-profit scientific organisation, founded in 1981, to promote and coordinate collaboration between European societies. The Web site includes details about FECS, membership, programs, conferences and contact information.
  • Food and Drug Administration (USA) FDA is the primary governmental consumer protection agency. The Web site includes details of the Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research and other relevant sections on toxicology, medical products and radiological health.
  • German Cancer Research Centre (Heidelberg)
  • Health Canada - Cancer Bureau (Canada) The Bureau conducts and is developing cancer surveillance programs and risk assessment networks. Details about the bureau and its divisions, publications, links etc. English and French Language.
  • Hellenic Cancer Society Greek and English language
  • Histiocyte Society Hosted at The Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service this Web site provides details about the Histiocyte Society, information about histiocytosis etc.
  • Icelandic Cancer Society The Society was founded in 1951 and is an association composed of 24 local voluntary cancer divisions and patient organisations. The Web site has English language support and includes details of programs and the national registry.
  • Instituto Nacional de Cancer (Brazil) INCA is a body of the Ministry of Health responsible for the national cancer control program. The Web pages include both Spanish and English language pages with details of services, research, and education and tobacco control.
  • Intercultural Cancer Council (USA) The ICC aims to promote policies to improve care and treatment in minorities and medically underserved cancer patients.
  • Irish Cancer Society (Ireland) The Society was founded in 1963 and is a national charity dedicated to cancer care, research and education. The web site includes details of the society's programs and support groups.
  • Israel Cancer Association (Israel) The Association was founded in 1952, and the web site contains details of ICA, description of services, public awareness resources, research information etc. The site includes English language support.
  • Italian Institute of Cancer Research Genova (Italian Language)
  • Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro Tumori - Italian League for the Fight Against Cancer (Rome, Italy) a non-profit, volunteer organization involved in cancer education, support, and research. Italian language.
  • Medical Research Council (UK) The MRC is a government funded body involved in medical research, including clinical trials and research into cancer.
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society: A non-profit organization bringing together orthopaedic surgeons and other physicians to forward musculoskeletal oncology research. MSTS was founded in the early 1980's and has members accross North and South America
  • National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) (USA) Founded in 1986, NABCO is a non-profit organisation with over 400 member organizations providing information for physicians, patients and their families. The site includes information on cancer, clinical trials and support groups.
  • National Cancer Center (Japan) Information in both English and Japanese
  • National Cancer Control Initiative (Australia) The NCCI was launched in 1997 advise on cancer control, it is a partnership of the Australian Cancer Society and the Commonwealth. The site includes information on specific projects, publications, links etc.
  • National Cancer Institute (USA) The NCI is one of the National Institutes of Health and is a major funder of research in the USA. Online cancer information includes CancerNet PDQ statements for patients and physicians.
  • National Cancer Institute of Canada - Clinical Trials Group The NCIC Clinical Trials Group offices are located at Queen's University at Kingston. The group conducts national and international clinical trials. The Web site includes details of current trials, publications, details of meetings and related news.
  • National Cancer Research Institute (UK) A partnership between government, charitable and private sector member organisations aiming to streamline and accelerate cancer research by co-ordinating and developing strategic research partnerships.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (USA) a non-profit organisation founded in 1995.
  • National Foundation for Cancer Research (USA) The NFCR was founded in 1973 to support laboratory based basic science research. The site includes detailed information on research projects, cancer prevention, treatment, FAQs, contact information etc.
  • National Translational Cancer Research Network (UK) A DoH funded national network of translational cancer research centres, embedded in the NHS, that iaims to ntegrate scientific and clinical expertise, and shares knowledge and resources for the benefit of patients.
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries The NAACCR was established in 1987 and is a collaborative umbrella organisation for cancer registries, governmental agencies, professional associations, and other groups interested in enhancing the quality and use of cancer registry data.
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group (USA) founded in 1977 the NCCTG is an affiliation of approximately 20 community clinics throughout the United States with a research base located at Mayo Cancer Center. The web site includes details of the group and the clinical trilas it runs.
  • Norwegian Cancer Society - Den Norske Kreftforening NCS is a national voluntary organization with over 170,000 members. The Web site provides details of the society including member organisations, research, patient support, and international activities. It includes English language pages.
  • OncoLink An extensive site by the University of Pennsylvania providing cancer specific information. OncoLink was one of the first cancer sites on the Internet.
  • Organization of European Cancer Institutes OECI is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1979 to increase communication and collaboration among European cancer institutes. The Web site includes detailed information about the organisation, activities, reports and member institutes
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group RTOG is a national research study group running radiotherapy trials in centres across the USA and Canada. The Web site includes details of trials, procedures, member institutions, meetings, abstracts, newsletter, and tissue bank.
  • Radiological Society of North America A professional society founded in 1915. The Web site includes details of membership, meetings, education resources, practice resources, research, publications and medstudent resources
  • Sociedade Brasileira de Cancerologia - Cancer Society of Brazil (Brazil) founded by oncologists in 1946. Portuguese language.
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (USA) SSO, originally founded in 1940 as The James Ewing Society, promotes surgical oncology and excellence in multimodal cancer care. The site has sections on education, training and meetings. It includes abstracts, practice guidelines etc.
  • Southwest Oncology Group (USA) SWOG, founded in 1956, is a large collaborative group running clinical trials for cancer. The site includes policy statements, details of meetings, publications and has a bulletin board. Members can access protocols and do online registrations.
  • Sustaining Oncology Studies (SOS Europe) English and Italian languages. SOS offers information and support for training, and research in cancer and related biomedical disciplines
  • Swedish Cancer Society (Sweden) a non-profit organisation dedicated to fighting cancer through research, treatment and prevention. The Society supports the majority of cancer research in Sweden. Swedish language with some English support.
  • Swiss Cancer League (Switzerland) Schweizerische Krebslinga Ligue Suisse Controle le Cancer
  • Swiss Institute for Cancer Research (University of Lusanne, Switzerland) English, French, and German language
  • Union Internationale Contre le Cancer - International Union Against Cancer (UICC) This site gives information about the programs of the UICC, calendar of events, details of member organisations, publications, resources, fellowships etc.
  • United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group The UKCCSG is a national organisation treating children with cancer at 22 specialist centres throughout the UK. Activities include clinical trials, research and professional development. The web site includes a parent's guide and newsletter.
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) An international agency of the United Nations, founded in 1946. The Web site includes details of WHO, programs, reports, information sources for various disease and health issues including cancer and tobacco use.

List of United States Cancer Centers

The National Cancer Institute has recognized thirty-seven treatment centers across the United States as “Comprehensive Treatment Centers.” These facilities represent the most advanced cancer-related studies, treatment, and research dedicated to prevention, treatment and eventual cure of cancer. We will update this page as new cancer centers are located. If you wish for your cancer center to be added to the list please email us.


UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL
Patient Information: 1-800-UAB-0933 or (205) 975-8222
Clinical Trial Information: (205) 934-0337 - Alma Del Grosso


Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
Patient Information: 1-800-622-COPE

California Cancer Centers

Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Patient Information: 1-800-826-HOPE or (626) 359-8111

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Patient Information: (310) 825-5268
Clinical Trial Information: 1-888-798-0719 - Lorena Iniguez

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
Patient Information: 1-800-USC-CARE

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center/UC Irvine, Orange, CA
Patient Information: (714) 456-8200
Clinical Trial Information: (714) 456-8483

UCSF Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute, San Francisco, CA
Patient Information: 1-800-888-8664

Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, San Diego, CA
Patient Information: 1-858-822-1222

Colorado Cancer Centers

University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, CO
Patient/Clinical Trial Information 1-800-473-2288


Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT
Patient Information: (203) 785-4095
Clinical Trial Information: (203) 785-5702

District of Columbia

Lombardi Cancer Research Center/Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Patient Information: (202) 784-4000


The Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute/University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Patient Information: (888) 663-3488


Cancer Research Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Patient Information: 1-888-824-0200 or (773) 702-9200

Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Patient Information: (312) 908-5250


Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, MD
Patient Information: 1-800-507-9952 or (410) 955-8964
Thoracic Oncology Program

University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
Patient Information: 1-800-492-5538
or (410) 328-6366
Clinical Trial Information: (410) 328-4490 - Charit Villena


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Patient/Clinical Trial Information:
(617) 732-5922 - Stella and Amy, New Patient Coordinators

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Patient/Clinical Trial Information: 1-800-320-0022 or (617) 632-3000


Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Patient Information: 1-800-865-1125

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
Patient Information: 1-800-KARMANOS
Clinical Trial Information: (313) 993-2514 - Lynn Bentz, RN


University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN
Patient Information: 1-888-226-2376 (for residents of MN, ND, SD, IA and WI) or (612) 624-8484

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, MN
Patient Information: (507) 284-2111


Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Patient Information: (402) 280-4100

New Hampshire

Norris Cotton Cancer Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Patient Information: 1-800-639-6918 or (603) 650-6300
Clinical Trial Information: (603) 650-7609

New York

Cancer Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Patient Information: 1-800-ROSWELL

NYU Cancer Institute, New York, NY
Patient/Clinical Trial Information: (212) 263-6485

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Patient Information: 1-800-525-2225

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
Patient Information: (212) 305-9327

North Carolina

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Patient Information: (919) 966-3036
Clinical Trial Information: (919) 966-4432

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC
Patient Information: 1-888-ASK-DUKE or (919) 416-DUKE

Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Patient Information: 1-800-446-2255 or (336) 716-2255


Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Patient Information: (216) 844-8797

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute/Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Patient Information: 1-800-293-5066


University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Patient Information: 1-800-789-PENN

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Patient Information: 1-888-FOX CHASE

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Patient Information: 1-800-237-4PCI


M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Patient Information: 1-800-392-1611 or (713) 792-6161

San Antonio Cancer Institute, San Antonio, TX
Patient Information: (210) 616-5590
Clinical Trial Information: (210) 616-5798 - Stephanie Hodges, RN


Vermont Cancer Center/University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Patient Information: (802) 656-4414


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Patient Information: (206) 667-5000

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA
Patient Information: (206) 288-1024


Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Patient Information: 1-800-622-8922 or (608) 262-5223


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