Mesothelioma Treatment

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In recent years, mesothelioma treatment options have become far more diverse than they’ve ever been. In addition to surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, patients can also consider emerging therapies, such as immunotherapy, gene therapy and photodynamic therapy. However, to access such a wide range of innovative treatments, patients need to seek care at a mesothelioma specialty clinic such as Moffitt Cancer Center.

While other oncologists may treat just one or two mesothelioma cases in their entire careers, Moffitt has an entire team dedicated to treating this type of cancer. In one convenient location, our specialists can skillfully provide an extensive range of advanced mesothelioma treatment options. Some of the many treatments we offer include:

  • Extra-pleural pneumonectomies (EPP)
  • Pleurectomy/decortication 
  • Robotic-assisted surgery
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Tomotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Moffitt’s nationally recognized Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center also hosts a number of clinical trials, which allow patients to access novel treatments that have not yet been made available in other settings. For these efforts, we've been named an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only one based in the state of Florida. Backed by prestigious research grants, our clinical trials may test anything from new chemotherapy combinations and surgical methods to novel immunotherapy treatments and targeted genetic testing.

Patients visiting Moffitt Cancer Center don’t need a referral to meet with our oncologists; all that’s required is a completed new patient registration form. Or, patients can call 1-888-MOFFITT to schedule an appointment or request additional information about mesothelioma treatment.

 
 
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