Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
When selecting a place at which to receive treatment for asbestos cancer, there are many factors that patients ought to consider. One of the challenges that face those who have mesothelioma cancer like peritoneal mesothelioma is that while the disease can frequently take decades to begin showing symptoms, by the time a patient recieves the diagnosis, it is almost always at an advanced stage. Consequently it is vital that patients seek out medical professionals and cancer centers that possess expertise in treating this serious disease; this is certainly a time in which it makes sense to see someone who has specialized in the malignant mesothelioma care. Besides offering medications, radiation therapy and surgical treatment, most cancer clinics also provide counseling to assist patients and their loved ones cope with the stress of fighting the cancer. Sometimes, the right option might not be located near your place of residence and you will need to balance the hassles of having to travel to receive treatment (including the accompanying costs for you and your loved ones) with the benefits of receiving medical care from those who are expert in mesothelioma treatment.
The Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit research organization and Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This relationship facilitates transfer of the latest research findings to the community level, increasing the number of patients and physicians who can are able to participate in clinical trials and allowing scientists to conduct large-scale prevention and control studies. At any given time, there are over 100 trials available, including pediatric clinical trials.
The Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation is staffed by approximately 50 oncologists practicing throughout the state of Nevada in addition to allied health professionals. The Foundation works in conjunction with a number of other institutions in the region that include:
- University Medical Center
- Sunrise Hospital
- Sunrise Children's Hospital
- Renown Regional Medical Center
- Mountain View Hospital
- Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare
- Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
- Veteran's Administration
- Southern Nevada Healthcare Systems
Several cancer groups from all over the nation also participate with the NCRF.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
Nevada Cancer Research Foundation CCOP