Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Doctors Affiliated with this Treatment Facility
When deciding on a place to go for treatment for asbestos cancer, including peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma, there are many factors that patients would be wise to consider. One of the difficulties faced by those who have malignant mesothelioma is that although the disease can often take twenty years or more to manifest, once a diagnosis is given, it is almost always at an advanced stage. Finding a facility with state-of-the-art equipment and doctors who keep well informed about new treatment options regarding asbestos-related diseases is therefore extremely important if you or a family member has any type of mesothelioma cancer. It is also wise to find a facility staffed by compassionate professionals who will help you understand the mesothelioma treatment alternatives and with whom you are comfortable. In some cases, the right choice might not be located close to your home; if that is the case you will need to offset the inconvenience of having to travel to receive treatment (and the related expenses for you and your family) with the advantages of receiving medical care from health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with mesothelioma cancer.
The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is one of 39 designated comprehensive cancer care centers by the National Cancer Institute. Founded in 1898 in Buffalo New York research RCPI is America's oldest cancer center, and is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The institution is housed in 15 buildings located on 25 acres in downtown Buffalo, with one million square feet of space that include a hospital building and comprehensive diagnostic and medical research facilities.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute offers treatments for virtually every form of cancer:
- small cell lung cancer
- non-small cell lung cancer
- head & neck cancer
- esophageal cancer
- multiple myeloma
- kidney cancer
- stomach cancer
- brain cancer
- bladder cancer
- liver cancer
- male cancers (prostate and testicular cancer)
- gynecological cancers (ovarian, uterine, vaginal, vulvar, endometrial, and cervical cancer)
The Roswell Park Cancer Institute staff consists of top health care professionals in numerous discipline areas including:
- blood and marrow transplantation
- cancer risk management
- radiation medicine
- clinical genetics
RCPI surgeons also offer Robotic, Minimally Invasive and Mohs surgery. The latter is an innovative treatment requiring highly specialized physicians trained in surgery, pathology and reconstructive surgical techniques. This is an advanced treatment process for skin cancer that offers the highest cure rate for many forms of melanoma while sparing healthy tissue.
RCPI offers conventional radiation and chemo treatments as well as:
- computer-assisted neurosurgery
- Gamma Knife radiosurgery
In addition, about half of RPCI patients are eligible to enter one or more of over a dozen clinical trials.
RPCI is accredited and certified by the following:
- Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
- Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
Roswell Park Cancer institute