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


01. Statistics

Massachusetts Mesothelioma Statistics

  • 1,289 mesothelioma deaths (1999 – 2015)
  • 218 asbestosis deaths (1999 – 2015)
  • 1,507 total deaths (1999 – 2015)
02. Cancer Centers

Top Massachusetts Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Massachusetts Mesothelioma Cancer Clinics

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA 02115
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA 02215
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Cambridge, MA 02139
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Boston, MA 02114
03. Doctors

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Mesothelioma Doctors

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Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Director of the International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA
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Pasi A. Janne, M.D.

Director of the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology
Boston, MA
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Michael S. Kent, M.D.

Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
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Richard L. Kradin, M.D.

Associate Pathologist
Boston, MA
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David J. Kwiatkowski, M.D.

Senior Physician
Boston, MA
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M. Blair Marshall, M.D.

Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
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Scott J. Swanson, M.D.

Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
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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 Massachusetts

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

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.

Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of INCB099280 in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors


Conditions: Carcinoma, Merkel Cell, Carcinoma, Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, Mesothelioma, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Last Updated: March 25, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Boston, MA. Detroit, MI. Pittsburgh, PA. Houston, TX. Seattle, WA.

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

Find Cancer Support Services in Massachusetts

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 cancer in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lowell General Hospital(Lowell)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care(Winchester)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lahey Medical Center – Peabody(Peabody)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center(Stoneham)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Massachusetts General Hospital(Boston)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, MetroWest Medical Center(Framingham)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital(Newton)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center(Boston)800-227-2345
    • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology(Boston)617-638-5795
    • Mayor’s Health Line(Boston)617-534-5050
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mass General North Shore Cancer Center(Danvers)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mount Auburn Hospital(Cambridge)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, St Elizabeths Medical Center(Brighton)800-227-2345
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center(Woburn)800-227-2345
  • Long-Term Housing

    • American Cancer Society – Maine Hotel Partner Program(Framingham)800-227-2345
    • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge – Boston(Boston)617-396-5510
    • Boston Housing Authority(Boston)617-988-4000
    • American Cancer Society – Massachusetts Hotel Partner Program(Framingham)800-227-2345
  • Patient Transport

    • Central Boston Elder Services(Roxbury)617-277-7416
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