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The Pacific Meso Center is a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research institute established in 2002. The Pacific Meso Center is dedicated to the discovery of advancements in the treatment and prevention of mesothelioma. The Pacific Meso Center supports the research efforts of renowned surgical oncologist Dr. Robert Cameron, the innovator of the lung-saving Pleurectomy/Decortication, a less radical surgical option for patients with pleural mesothelioma. Dr. Cameron’s approach is to remove the tumor, save the lung and treat mesothelioma as a chronic illness.

News from Pacific Meso Center:

Pacific Meso Center Receives $100,000 Donation to Fund Stem Cell Mesothelioma Research

Goal of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Program is to develop innovative treatments for malignant pleural mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Pacific Meso Center (PMC), a Division of The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to acknowledge a generous $10…

Second Annual 5K Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma Research Raises Over $75,000

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Nearly 200 families and friends of people with mesothelioma attended the Second Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso, sponsored by the Pacific Meso Center (PMC) on Sunday, October 27th at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. The event raised $75,000 to ben…

‘The Greatest Escape’ Motorcycle Ride Generates over $100,000 for Mesothelioma Research

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) held its inaugural fund-raising benefit, “The Greatest Escape” motorcycle ride, this past Sunday. The event was a 50th year celebration of th…

New Board Member Joins Pacific Meso Center

Dr. Rhonda Ozanian, Veteran and Prestigious Health Policy Fellow, Brings Expert Guidance in Health Policy and Military Healthcare to Fight Mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) has announced the appointment of Rhonda Ozanian, Ph.D. recipient o…

International Mesothelioma Experts Present Promising New Research Findings at the 3rd Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – An international roster of experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) gathered on Saturday, May 18, in Santa Monica, Calif., to discuss their latest research findings on new lung-sparing therapies for MPM, a rare form of cancer that results from e…

$150,000 Donation from Long-Time Supporter of Mesothelioma Research Helps Support The Pacific Meso Center’s 2013 Agenda

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is pleased to announce receipt of a generous donation from Roger G. Worthington of the Law Office of Worthington & Caron, P.C., a San Pedro, California-based law firm specializing in the representation of persons diag…

Pacific Meso Center Welcomes New Treasurer Anu Venkatesh

Accounting Director at Los Angeles’ PrepareYourBooks.com Brings Her Accounting Expertise to Fight Mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) (http://pacificmesocenter.org/) is p…

Mesothelioma Experts to Meet for 3rd International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma May 18th

Lung-sparing approaches have become standard of care for mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mesothelioma experts will gather on Saturday, May 18th 2013 for the 3rd Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the Shera…

Johnson Family Advances Mesothelioma Research with $500,000 Pledge to The Pacific Meso Center

Family encourages action with matching pledges to support the proposed Admiral Zumwalt Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Program
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) gratefully acknowledges the generous pledge of $500,000 from the family of John Johns…

Pacific Meso Center Celebrates Grand Opening of First Free-Standing International Mesothelioma Research Laboratory on February 13

Los Angeles PMC Research Laboratory dedicated solely to malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — OnWednesday, February 13th the Pacific Meso Center (PMC) will celebrate the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated solely to the di…

The Pacific Meso Center Appoints Savannah Cline, RN, to Newly Created Medical Liaison Position

As Medical Liaison, Cline will develop comprehensive educational system for mesothelioma patients
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Savannah Cline, RN, BSN, to the newly created position of Medical Liaison. Her mi…

Roger Worthington Donates $100,000 to The Pacific Meso Center

Long-time mesothelioma research advocate’s donation will support ongoing investigation into promising therapies to combat the asbestos-related disease
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of $100,00…

The Law Office of Roger G. Worthington, P.C. – Longtime Supporter of the Pacific Meso Center – Donates $100,000 for Mesothelioma Research

Donation will be used to develop a cryotherapy device for use during surgeries for mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2012 — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) gratefully acknowledges the generous $100,000 donation from longtime supporter Roger G. Worthington. Clare Cameron, Executive Director o…

Cancer Immunotherapy Expert Joins Pacific Meso Center Research Team

Dr. Raymond M. Wong, Ph.D. Will Work on Mesothelioma Projects
LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2012 — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) announces the appointment of its new scientific researcher for its laboratory on Santa Monica Boulevard. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dr. Raymond M. Won…

Top Physicians and Scientists Meet for 2nd International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2012 — At the 2nd Annual Symposium for Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma held this weekend at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, CA, international experts again re-affirmed the general consensus that radical operations which remove a patient&#…

New Board Member Joins Pacific Meso Center

Brent Keeton of Grange Capital in Portland, Oregon Brings His Financial Expertise and Personal Quest to Fight Mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2012 — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) has added Brent Keeton to its board of directors. Brent is Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Gr…

Mesothelioma Experts to Meet for 2nd International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma May 12th

Lung-sparing approaches have become standard of care for mesothelioma
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2012 — Mesothelioma experts will gather on Saturday, May 12th 2012 at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, CA for the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleura…

Pacific Meso Center Receives Generous Donation to First Free-Standing Mesothelioma Research Laboratory in Los Angeles

Roger and Ann Worthington Donate $100,000 in honor of veterans afflicted with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2011 — Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) announces a generous donation of $100,000 from Roger and Ann Worthi…

First Free-Standing International Mesothelioma Research Laboratory Opens in Los Angeles

Laboratory is dedicated solely to malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM); pleural mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer of the chest lining (pleura)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2011 — Thanks to continued generous support from mesothelioma victims, their families, friends, and advocates, the…

Two Top Law Firms Back Mesothelioma Research at the Pacific Meso Center

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2011 — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is pleased to announce and recognize generous donations from the law offices of Roger G. Worthington PC in San Pedro, California and The Asbestos Legal Center in San Francisco, California.
PMC is part of The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood I…

Physicians Attending International Symposium Unanimously Conclude That Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma No Longer Should Be Subjected to Radical Lung-Removing Surgery (EPP)

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2011 — International mesothelioma experts gathered at the 1st International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Santa Monica, CA. A wide range of medical specialists reviewed information from a variet…

Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer April 30th Event Raises $50,000

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 — The Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation, in conjunction with Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer initiative, hosted a successful fundraiser at the Dana Point Yacht Club on Saturday, April 30th. Over 350 guests attended an evening of food, wine, beer, entertainm…

1st International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 — The UCLA Mesothelioma Research Program is sponsoring the 1st International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) at the Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica, California. This unique one-day symposium will take place on Saturday, Ma…

Preceding the Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, the Breakaway from Cancer Night at the Dana Point Yacht Club, Saturday, April 30th, Benefits the Pacific Meso Center

Breakaway from Cancer Walk Being Held on Sunday, May 1st
LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2011 — The Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation in partnership with Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer initiative is hosting a premiere event on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Dana Point Yacht…

Pacific Meso Center to Help Sponsor One-Day Seminar on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Pleural Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2011 — The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at The Pacific Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute is pleased to announce that it has agreed to help sponsor a UCLA Seminar on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer involving the lining of t…

New Executive Director of the Pacific Meso Center, Clare Cameron, Has Personal Stake in the Fight Against Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2011 — The Pacific Meso Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is pleased to announce that Clare Cameron has joined the Meso Center as its new executive director as of January 3, 2011. Ms. Cameron comes to the Center following 11 years as senior campaign…