Diagnostic and Surgical Expertise for Treating Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare but serious form of cancer. It is frequently caused by exposure to asbestos, but the disease may not appear for years or decades afterward.

For more than 30 years, Brigham and Women's Hospital has been a world leader in treating patients with mesothelioma. Our ground-breaking research includes pioneering therapies and new surgical treatment for mesothelioma. Each year, hundreds of patients from around the U.S. and beyond visit us to find the best mesothelioma surgeons and care. We believe that it is possible for each patient to increase longevity and improve quality of life through our sophisticated combination of mesothelioma surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, rehabilitation, post-acute care and supportive services.

Brigham and Women's Safe Care Commitment

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. We are taking a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious diseases while we continue to provide the expert Lung care our patients need with both Virtual Visits and in-person, on-site appointments. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment and the measures we are taking to provide the safest possible environment.

Why Choose Us

  • The Lung Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital is home to the world's largest mesothelioma program. We focus on patient care, family support and research. More than 80 caregivers, scientists, top mesothelioma surgeons and a supportive staff work together to fulfill our mission.
  • Our physicians are the thoracic surgical and pulmonary medicine specialists for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (#4 ranked cancer center in the nation and a top-ranked program in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report). They collaborate with radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and pathologists to provide the latest diagnostic and treatment methods.
  • We collaborate with radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and pathologists to provide the latest diagnostic and treatment methods.
  • Our board-certified thoracic surgeons have sub-specialty training and years of experience in treating mesothelioma. Our surgeons have pioneered the most advanced diagnostic techniques and surgical procedures for mesothelioma, including heated intrapleural chemotherapy, EPP, and Radical Pleurectomy and decortication.
  • We offer many clinical trials with novel drugs as well as with new techniques in radiation therapy including IMRT.
  • Through philanthropic support, our program helps patients by providing access to lodging at the Thornton House and travel support funds.
  • Many Lung Center surgeons are physician-researchers at the forefront of new therapies for mesothelioma — in many cases, offering patient participation in clinical trials that aren't available anywhere else.
  • Our team of lung specialists and surgeons offer Virtual Visits via phone or computer to consult with you and keep you connected to your care.
  • When in-person care is required, we are taking comprehensive measures to provide the safest possible environment for our patients. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment.

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