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People diagnosed with mesothelioma who live in California have access to a number of quality health care options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in California include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in California. Read more about health care options available to you in California here.


01. Statistics

California Mesothelioma Statistics

  • 4,295 mesothelioma deaths (1999 – 2015)
  • 558 asbestosis deaths (1999 – 2015)
  • 4,853 total deaths (1999 – 2015)
02. Cancer Centers

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in California

The following mesothelioma cancer centers are located in the state of California. These cancer centers are equipped to deliver quality mesothelioma treatment. Click on a specific cancer center link to get more in depth information.

California Mesothelioma Cancer Clinics

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90048
City of Hope

City of Hope

Duarte, CA 91010
Salk Institute

Salk Institute

La Jolla, CA 92037
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Sanford Burnham Prebys

La Jolla, CA 92037
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Orange, CA 92868
Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford, CA 94305
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90095
University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health

La Jolla, CA 92037
University of California San Francisco at Mount Zion

University of California San Francisco at Mount Zion

San Francisco, CA 94115
University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

Orange, CA 92868
University of Southern California (USC)

University of Southern California (USC)

Los Angeles, CA 90033
03. Doctors

Top California Mesothelioma Doctors

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.

California Mesothelioma Doctors

Photo of Joel M. Baumgartner, M.D.

Joel M. Baumgartner, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
La Jolla, CA
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Photo of Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Chief of General Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA
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Photo of Michael Yuechia Chang, M.D.

Michael Yuechia Chang, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Los Angeles, CA
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W. Charles Conway, II, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
Santa Barbara, CA
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Photo of Mark R. Cullen, M.D.

Mark R. Cullen, M.D.

Director of the Center for Population Health Sciences
Stanford, CA
Bio
Photo of Matthew A. Gubens, M.D.

Matthew A. Gubens, M.D.

Thoracic Oncologist
San Francisco, CA
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David M. Jablons, M.D.

Chief of General Thoracic Surgery and Director of the Thoracic Oncology Laboratory
San Francisco, CA
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Thierry Marie Jahan, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
San Francisco, CA
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Mark W. Lischner, M.D.

Pulmonary Specialist
Roseville, CA
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Ravi Salgia, M.D.

Medical Oncologist and Associate Director for Clinical Sciences
Duarte, CA
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Howard Jack West, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Duarte, CA
Bio

It is not uncommon for patients to travel outside of their current states to meet with top oncologists and thoracic surgeons across the country. These mesothelioma experts usually have a particular focus within their practice.

04. Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials in California

The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants in the state of California:

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Rare Tumors


Conditions: Carcinoma, Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal, Mesothelioma, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Carcinoid Tumor, Carcinoma, Transitional Cell, Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic, Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Teratoma, Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine, Pheochromocytoma, Seminoma, Choriocarcinoma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous, Carcinoma, Endometrioid, Cystadenocarcinoma, Paraganglioma, Chordoma, Hemangiosarcoma, Fibromatosis, Aggressive, Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Trophoblastic Neoplasms, Nerve Sheath Neoplasms, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Neurofibrosarcoma, Thyroid Neoplasms, Fibroma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, Vulvar Neoplasms, Sex Cord-Gonadal Stromal Tumors, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Carcinoma, Islet Cell, Paget Disease, Extramammary, Carcinoma, Acinar Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Papillary, Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar, Neoplasms, Unknown Primary, Mixed Tumor, Mullerian, Carcinoma, Giant Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell

Last Updated: August 31, 2021

Status: Recruiting

DuRvalumab With chEmotherapy as First Line treAtment in Advanced Pleural Mesothelioma


Conditions: Mesothelioma

Last Updated: August 27, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: La Jolla, CA. Atlanta, GA. Chicago, IL. Baltimore, MD. Boston, MA. Boston, MA. Ann Arbor, MI. Saint Louis Park, MN. New York, NY. Cleveland, OH. Philadelphia, PA. Pittsburgh, PA. Nashville, TN. Houston, TX.

Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors (MK-3475-158/KEYNOTE-158)


Conditions: Carcinoma, Neoplasms, Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, Endometrial Neoplasms, Thyroid Neoplasms, Mesothelioma, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Cholangiocarcinoma, Colorectal Neoplasms, Salivary Gland Neoplasms, Carcinoid Tumor, Anus Neoplasms, Bile Duct Neoplasms, Vulvar Neoplasms, Thyroid Diseases

Last Updated: August 25, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Orlando, FL. Baltimore, MD. Rockville, MD. Boston, MA. Boston, MA. Boston, MA. New Brunswick, NJ. Houston, TX.

Study of IDE397 in Participants With Solid Tumors Harboring MTAP Deletion


Conditions: Neoplasms

Last Updated: August 24, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Scottsdale, AZ. Duarte, CA. Indianapolis, IN. New York, NY. Oklahoma City, OK. Nashville, TN. Houston, TX. San Antonio, TX.

Pembrolizumab With or Without Anetumab Ravtansine in Treating Patients With Mesothelin-Positive Pleural Mesothelioma


Conditions: Mesothelioma

Last Updated: August 17, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Birmingham, AL. Phoenix, AZ. Scottsdale, AZ. Duarte, CA. La Jolla, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Newport Beach, CA. Aurora, CO. Aventura, FL. Coral Gables, FL. Deerfield Beach, FL. Jacksonville, FL. Miami, FL. Miami, FL. Plantation, FL. Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL. Lexington, KY. Baltimore, MD. Baltimore, MD. Boston, MA. Boston, MA. Rochester, MN. Creve Coeur, MO. Saint Louis, MO. Saint Louis, MO. Saint Peters, MO. Durham, NC. Pittsburgh, PA. Dallas, TX. Salt Lake City, UT.

05. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services in California

Cancer support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling. The following local services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in California.

California Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Center for Cancer Counseling
      (Newport Beach)
      949-474-4337
    • Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center
      (San Mateo)
      650-696-4405
    • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
      (San Francisco)
      415-885-7210
    • Simonton Cancer Center
      (Malibu)
      800-459-3424
    • ValleyCare Medical Plaza
      (Pleasanton)
      925-847-3000
    • Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
      (Merced)
      855-254-0427
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Orange County Ronald McDonald House
      (Orange)
      714-639-3600
    • Family House(San Francisco)415-476-8321
    • Lazarex Cancer Foundation
      (Danville)
      877-866-9523
    • Grandma’s House of Hope
      (Santa Ana)
      714-833-5333
    • California Cancer Center
      (Fresno)
      559-451-3655
    • Enloe Medical Center
      (Chico)
      530-332-3864
  • Patient Transport

    • TLC Medical Transport
      (San Diego)
      619-284-7433
    • Ambiance Medical Transportation
      (Sun Valley)
      818-955-5757
    • Eden Medical Transportation
      (San Leandro)
      866-292-6230
    • TLC Medical Transport
      (Orange County)
      949-830-7433
  • Physical Therapy

    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Santa Cruz)
      831-458-6230
    • OPTM Sports & Physical Therapy
      (San Jose)
      408-979-2300
    • Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab
      (Costa Mesa)
      949-631-0125
    • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program
      (Livermore)
      925-373-4019
    • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program
      (Dublin)
      925-416-3667
    • City of Hope
      (Duarte)
      626-256-4673, ext 63339
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (San Carlos)
      650-632-0816
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Soquel)
      831-458-6230
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Sunnyvale)
      408-523-3060
    • OPTM Sports & Physical Therapy
      (Los Gatos)
      408-354-2223
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      (Los Angeles)
      310-423-9290
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Palo Alto)
      650-853-3355
    • Disney Family Cancer Center Oncology Rehabilitation Department
      (Burbank)
      818-748-4751
    • St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute
      (Fullerton)
      714-871-3280
    • Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab
      (Orange)
      714-547-1140

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