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


01. Statistics

Florida Mesothelioma Statistics

  • 2,801 mesothelioma deaths (1999 – 2015)
  • 601 asbestosis deaths (1999 – 2015)
  • 3,402 total deaths (1999 – 2015)
02. Cancer Centers

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Florida

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

Florida Mesothelioma Cancer Clinics

Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL 33612
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Miami, FL 33136
UF Health Cancer Center

UF Health Cancer Center

Orlando, FL 32806
03. Doctors

Top Florida Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice in the state of Florida. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Florida Mesothelioma Doctors

Photo of Alberto A. Chiappori, M.D.

Alberto A. Chiappori, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Tampa, FL
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Photo of Yanyan Lou, M.D.

Yanyan Lou, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Jacksonville, FL
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Photo of Lary A. Robinson, M.D.

Lary A. Robinson, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Tampa, FL
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Photo of Tawee Tanvetyanon, M.D.

Tawee Tanvetyanon, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Tampa, FL
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Photo of Eric Toloza, M.D.

Eric Toloza, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Tampa, FL
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Photo of Nestor R. Villamizar Ortiz, M.D.

Nestor R. Villamizar Ortiz, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Thoracic Surgeon
Miami, FL
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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 Florida

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

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, Teratoma, Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine, Pheochromocytoma, Seminoma, Choriocarcinoma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous, Cystadenocarcinoma, Carcinoma, Endometrioid, Paraganglioma, Chordoma, Hemangiosarcoma, Fibromatosis, Aggressive, Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Trophoblastic Neoplasms, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Nerve Sheath Neoplasms, Neurofibrosarcoma, Thyroid Neoplasms, Fibroma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, Vulvar Neoplasms, Sex Cord-Gonadal Stromal Tumors, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Carcinoma, Islet Cell, Paget Disease, Extramammary, Adenocarcinoma, Papillary, Carcinoma, Acinar Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar, Mixed Tumor, Mullerian, Neoplasms, Unknown Primary, Carcinoma, Giant Cell

Last Updated: April 3, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations:

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


Conditions: Mesothelioma

Last Updated: April 3, 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. Jacksonville, FL. Miami, 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.

Ph 2/3 Study in Subjects With MPM to Assess ADI-PEG 20 With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin


Conditions: Mesothelioma

Last Updated: March 8, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Phoenix, AZ. Los Angeles, CA. San Francisco, CA. Tampa, FL. Chicago, IL. Baltimore, MD. Detroit, MI. Rochester, MN. New York, NY. Houston, TX. Alessandria, Alabama. Milano, Michigan.

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: March 2, 2021

Status: Recruiting

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

Testing the Addition of Targeted Radiation Therapy to Surgery and the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin [or Carboplatin]) for Stage I-IIIA Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma


Conditions: Mesothelioma, Lung Neoplasms

Last Updated: February 26, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Tampa, FL. Tampa, FL. Tampa, FL. Chicago, IL. Boston, MA. Rochester, MN. Basking Ridge, NJ. Middletown, NJ. Montvale, NJ. Commack, NY. Harrison, NY. New York, NY. New York, NY. Uniondale, NY. Cleveland, OH. Columbus, OH. Houston, TX.

05. Support Services

Florida Cancer Support Services

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services in Florida for your convenience.

Florida Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Live for Today Foundation
      (Jacksonville)
      904-619-9071
    • Community Palliative Consultants
      (Jacksonville)
      904-407-7700
    • Florida Counseling Centers
      (Melbourne)
      321-259-1662
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Joe’s House
      (Statewide)
      877-563-7468
    • Catholic Charities
      (Gainesville)
      352-372-0294
    • American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge
      (Gainesville)
      352-338-0601
  • Patient Transport

    • Florida Medical Transportation
      (Lake Mary)
      407-260-1230
    • WeCare Medical Transportation
      (Tampa)
      813-874-1300
    • Medical Transport Services
      (St. Petersburg)
      800-687-0607
  • Physical Therapy

    • Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation
      (West Palm Beach)
      561-833-1747
    • Moffitt Cancer Center
      (Tampa)
      888-MOFFITT
    • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
      (Orlando)
      407-303-1700
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