01. Mesothelioma Care

Mesothelioma Care at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

The Mayo Clinic has experience treating patients with malignant mesothelioma and has a deep understanding of how challenging a mesothelioma diagnosis can be for patients and loved ones.

The Mayo Clinic’s mesothelioma treatment plan depends on the patient. Their physicians understand that many cases are diagnosed in the advanced stages, in which case patients may want to focus solely on palliative care to improve their mesothelioma symptoms and live the highest quality of life possible. For those that are willing to undergo any treatment, the Mayo Clinic is experienced with mesothelioma surgery (including pleurodesis, pleurectomy, extrapleural pneumonectomy and surgery with HIPEC), chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

Such treatments may occur within the Mayo Clinic Thoracic Surgery Division, which was founded in 1915. This division is currently one of the largest in the country. The staff includes five board-certified general chest surgeons who provide comprehensive diagnosis and surgical care to cancer patients with diseases of the chest wall and mediastinum, diaphragm, esophagus, lungs and trachea. Pathologists, oncologists, diagnostic specialists and surgeons assist in the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma.

Patients may have the option to forgo standard mesothelioma treatments and try alternative options with guidance from their Mayo Clinic physician. Experimental treatments are available to eligible patients through clinical trials conducted through the Mayo Clinic.

The Mayo Clinic has multiple locations with their Arizona, Minnesota and Florida campus locations, offering care to patients across the United States. The non-profit institution that treats more than half a million patients annually. The staff includes more than 3,300 physicians, scientists, and researchers in addition to 46,000 allied health-care workers at Mayo Clinic sites throughout the nation.

02. Specializations

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Specializations

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Proton therapy
  • Radiation
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy
03. Accreditations

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Accreditations

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognized
  • National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center designation
  • U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
04. Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center:

Study of TBio-6517 Given Alone or in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Solid Tumors

Conditions: Carcinoma, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Oropharynx Cancer, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Solid Tumor

Last Updated: March 10, 2023

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Phoenix, AZ. Jacksonville, FL. Miami, FL. Kansas City, KS. Boston, MA. Rochester, MN. Billings, MT. Houston, TX.

A Study of HFB200301 in Adult Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

Conditions: Mesothelioma, Gastric Cancer, Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Sarcoma, Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Last Updated: October 7, 2022

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Scottsdale, Arizona. Los Angeles, California. Jacksonville, Florida. Rochester, Minnesota. Saint Louis, Missouri. Houston, Texas. Fairfax, Virginia.

Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery and Neoadjuvant Hemothoracic Intensity Modified Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Conditions: Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma, Malignant, Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue, Solitary Fibrous Tumors, Pleural Neoplasms, Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural, Hemangiopericytoma

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Rochester, MN.

Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy "SMART" for Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Conditions: Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma, Malignant, Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue, Solitary Fibrous Tumors, Pleural Neoplasms, Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural

Last Updated: September 8, 2022

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Rochester, MN.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy With Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Conditions: Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma, Malignant

Last Updated: December 2, 2021

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Rochester, MN.