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Dover, Delaware

Dover, the capital of Delaware and the state’s second largest city, was founded in 1683 and is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. Delaware was the first of the thirteen original states to ratify the Constitution of the United States. This unanimous ratification took place in Dover on December 7, 1787, whereby Delaware became "The First State" of the new Federal Union. Completion of the Dover Highway in 1924 acted as a catalyst to develop infrastructure and to facilitate economic growth, however, Dover’s greatest periods of expansion occurred in the years following World War II.

Dover is home to one of the premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the country, Dover State College. The College, initially named The State College for Colored Students, was established in 1891 and graduated its first class of degree candidates in May of 1898. Dover’s first major non-agricultural industry was introduced to the city in 1937 when International Latex opened its doors. Within the decade, International Latex expanded and divided into four separate divisions: Metals, Playtex, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. Girdles, life vests, life rafts, pressurized helmets and pressurized suits were some of the products manufactured by these divisions. In the years immediately following World War II, Dover obtained land for the construction of an airport which later became Dover Air Force Base, one of the largest employers in the state and largest military freight terminals in the world. The base houses the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings as well as the U.S. military’s only mortuary located in the continental United States.

Today Dover is a thriving, growing community due to ongoing residential, commercial and industrial expansion. Major employers, such as Kraft Foods and Proctor & Gamble remain in the city. Two weekends a year, NASCAR stock car races are held at Dover International Speedway, temporarily making Dover the state’s largest city with over 100,000 spectators attending each race.

Because of Dover’s longstanding manufacturing history, asbestos exposure in the workplace has been an issue. Workers in Dover who believe they have been exposed to asbestos products may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in the Dover area are listed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Dover

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Dover where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Blue Hen Mall
  • Delaware State College
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • Dover Bank
  • Duke
  • General Foods Corporation
  • International Latex
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Mckee Run Generating Station
  • New Dover High School
  • New Municipal Power Plant
  • Scott Paper Company
  • State Board of Health Building

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Dover, Delaware

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Dover, Delaware. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 58.6 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 58.6 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 58.6 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 58.5 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 67.2 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 63.9 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 62.6 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 36.9 miles


Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 81.8 miles


3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20057

Distance: 84.5 miles


6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 85.1 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 59.2 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 57.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Dover, Delaware

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Dover, Delaware. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-2100
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 36.9 miles

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 36.9 miles

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Distance: 58.6 miles

Dr. Joel  D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 58.6 miles

Dr. Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard/West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 58.6 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Abramson Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 1st Floor, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 58.6 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 59.2 miles

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 59.2 miles

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 59.2 miles

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 62.6 miles

Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Washington Cancer Institute
106 Irving Street NW, Suite 3900
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 81.8 miles

Dr. Arthur N. Mcunu, Jr.
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue
Washington, DC 20060

Distance: 82.7 miles

Dr. Raffit Hassan
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research/National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 5116
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 85.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Dover, Delaware

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Delaware, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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