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University of Louisville Health Sciences Center

University of Louisville Health Sciences Center

James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40292

(502) 562-4673

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The James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville is emerging as one of the finest cancer treatment and research institutions in the nation. The cancer center is part of the University of Louisville Health Care academic medical complex along with the University Hospital and the Kentucky Lions Eye Center at University Physicians. After renovations in 2008, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center stands approximately 50,000 square feet. The University of Louisville Health Care and Foundation have invested nearly $29 million to update the clinical facilities with leading-edge technology.

With strong research capabilities and quality treatment programs, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center utilizes a multidisciplinary team of experts in hematology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecological oncology, radiology, pathology, psychiatry, psychology, and other support services. Physicians and staff gauge their performance to monitor progress and make improvements when needed. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center offers world-class cancer treatment at outpatient clinics as well as inpatient treatment services at the University Hospital.

The facility has been nationally recognized for its treatment of trauma, stroke, high-risk obstetrics, radiology/diagnostic imaging and cancer. The University of Louisville hospital uses a minimally invasive surgery known as the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System. Surgeons use 3D HD vision to make technically precise maneuvers in gynecologic, gastrointestinal, and prostate procedures. Over 300 robotic surgical cases are performed each year by a group of robotically skilled surgeons and specially trained nurses and technicians.


The James Graham Brown Cancer Center opened its doors in 1981 after the generous $12 million gift was donated by the James Graham Brown Foundation and Louisville citizens who shared a mission to help suffering cancer patients. In 1987, the cancer center was donated to the University of Louisville. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center has continued to grow as a result of the support from the University of Louisville and various philanthropic foundations. In 2009, the University of Louisville opened a state-of-the-art Clinical and Translational Research Building. From 1999 to 2006, research grants for the James Graham Brown Cancer Center have increased from $1 million to $50 million.

The president of the University of Louisville, John Shumaker, has been committed to implementing a proactive cancer center in the state of Kentucky since 1999. With strong growth in its clinical and research programs, the cancer center has pursued a strategic plan focusing on drug discovery and development and provides services to several communities. The Kentucky Cancer Program is a state-funded cancer prevention education program that provides services in all parts of the state. The program, based out of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center, has become a national leader in providing cancer education.

Mesothelioma Treatment at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center

The Lung Cancer Clinic at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. A highly experienced group of medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists collaborate to form the multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists. They meet regularly to discuss and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. Specially trained oncology nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, and behavioral oncologists provide additional support to patients and their families. With state of the art diagnostic tools and treatment protocols, this experienced group of specialists provides optimal care for patients with mesothelioma and other forms of thoracic cancer.

The James Graham Brown Center is equipped to use a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy in treating mesothelioma cancer patients. The director of thoracic surgery at James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Michael Bousamra, M.D., specializes in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, Benign Esophageal Disease, and lung transplantations. He is the Associate Professor for the Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois

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University of Louisville Hospital- James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

James Graham Brown Cancer Center- Lung Cancer Clinic.

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