Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
Located in the city of Orange, the UC Irvine Medical Center was founded in 1965 and today remains a major teaching hospital. When it was established in 1989, its cancer center became the only university-based cancer center in Orange County, which still stands today. The University of California Irvine Medical Center treats a variety of cancers, including mesothelioma. They specialize in the treatment of lung cancers and in the treatment of cancers that have spread to other areas of the body.
UCI Health places a strong focus on detecting cancer early. They offer an array of screening tests, specifically for patients with a history of asbestos exposure, smoking and other risk factors for developing mesothelioma.
In addition to traditional treatments, UCI Health also offers many specialized treatments and therapies that aren’t available at all hospitals, such as non-surgical options. A rigid bronchoscopy, laser ablations and photodynamic therapy are options that patients may prefer if they are looking for non-invasive techniques. At any given time, there are more than 60 NCI-approved clinical trials taking place at the UC Irvine Medical Center, half of which were developed by physicians and researchers at the Chao Cancer Center. These clinical trials focus not just on treating cancer, but also on preventing it. Cancer prevention is central to Chao’s mission. In fact, the cancer center is one of six institutions chosen by the National Cancer Institutes to lead a chemoprevention consortium.The center also benefits from partnerships with the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic and the John Tu & Thomas Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, which provide the newest tools for advanced imaging. A lung cancer palliative care team is also available to ensure patients are comfortable throughout their treatment journey.
- Cancer screening
- Lung cancers
- Metastasized cancers
- Palliative care
- Photodynamic therapy
- American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognized
- Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
- National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
- U.S. News Best Hospitals rating
- U.S. News No. 1 Hospital in Orange County ranking
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at University of California, Irvine
The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at University of California, Irvine:
Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin With or Without Cediranib Maleate in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Conditions: Epithelioid Mesothelioma; Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma; Recurrent Malignant Mesothelioma; Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Last Updated: January 16, 2019 Status: Active, not recruiting
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette