Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health
Doctors Affiliated with this Treatment Facility
The Moores Cancer Center, located on the UC San Diego Health Campus and also known as University of California San Diego Cancer Center, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is the only cancer center to receive the designation in the San Diego area. The center employs 14 cancer teams that work together in specialty and subspecialty groups to treat patients with both common and rarer cancers, like mesothelioma. These multidisciplinary teams treat not only the patient’s cancer, but also provides holistic support for the patient, their family and caregivers. Support services offered include support groups, nutrition services and other emotional support services.
Mesothelioma patients receiving care at the Moores Cancer Center benefit from their Rare Tumor Clinic, which emphasizes genomically targeted treatments with immunotherapy. The center also offers a wide array of clinical trials, which enables patients to receive cutting edge care. The Moores Cancer Center frequently offers over 100 clinical trials at one time, allowing patients easier access to emerging therapies. One such cutting edge therapy offered at the center is heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy or HIPEC, a treatment that has proven to lead to improved survival rates for peritoneal mesothelioma. The surgeons at Moores are some of the most experienced at the cytoreductive/HIPEC surgery combination, performing around three procedures each week.
In addition to HIPEC, the physicians at the Moores Cancer Center are well versed in other procedures commonly used for mesothelioma treatment, including thoracoscopy and the standard treatment modalities: radiation, chemotherapy and general surgery.
- Clinical trials
- Cytoreductive surgery
- Heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Palliative care
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
- Personalized cancer therapy
- Radiation oncology
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation
- Cancer Center ranked as High Performing according to U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report
- Included in the 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs report by Becker’s Hospital Review
- NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health
The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health:
Conditions: Advanced Solid Tumors Last Updated: March 13, 2019 Status: Recruiting
A Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of ABBV-368 as a Single Agent and Combination in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
Conditions: Advanced Solid Tumors Cancer Last Updated: March 1, 2019 Status: Recruiting
Early Palliative Care With Standard Care or Standard Care Alone in Improving Quality of Life of Patients With Incurable Lung or Non-colorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer and Their Family Caregivers
Conditions: Liver Cancer; Anxiety Disorder; Depression; Small Cell Lung Cancer; Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Malignant Mesothelioma; Pancreatic Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Gastric Cancer; Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Last Updated: February 26, 2019 Status: Active, not recruiting
A Dose-Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of IPI-549
Conditions: Advanced Solid Tumors (Part A/B/C/D); Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (Part E); Melanoma (Part E); Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck (Part E); Triple Negative Breast Cancer (Part F); Adrenocortical Carcinoma (Part G); Mesothelioma (Part G); High-circulating Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells (Part H) Last Updated: September 11, 2018 Status: Recruiting
Phase II MEDI4736 in Combination With Chemotherapy for First-Line Treatment of Unresectable Mesothelioma
Conditions: Mesothelioma; Pleural Mesothelioma Last Updated: July 5, 2018 Status: Active, not recruiting
Author: Linda Molinari
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