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01. Mesothelioma Care

Mesothelioma Care at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan treats cancer patients, including those with mesothelioma, at the Rogel Cancer Center. Mesothelioma is treated through their Thoracic Oncology Program, which is also where they conduct research in an effort to find more effective treatments.

Within this program is a team of thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists and nurses. The multidisciplinary team works to provide each patient with a personalized treatment plan, consisting commonly of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Rogel Cancer Center also practices the use of heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a heated chemotherapy wash, in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma. For patients interested in experimental treatments for mesothelioma, clinical trials are offered through the University of Michigan Cancer Center for those who are eligible.

If patients choose to receive care from UM Rogel Cancer Center, they can utilize a variety of resources. There is a patient assistance center that helps families with everything from exploring financial assistance options to lodging and parking. They also offer complementary therapies to help patients on their treatment journey, including art therapy and guided imagery therapy.

02. Specializations

University of Michigan Specializations

  • HIPEC
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Pleural mesothelioma
03. Accreditations

University of Michigan Accreditations

  • Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers designation
  • Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons accreditation
  • Joint Commission accreditation
  • Michigan Cancer Consortium member
  • National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center designation
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network member
  • Oncology Care Model designation
  • The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative recognition
04. Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at University of Michigan

The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at University of Michigan:

Methoxyamine, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors or Mesothelioma That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery or Mesothelioma That Is Refractory to Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin or Carboplatin


Conditions: Neoplasms, Mesothelioma, Lung Neoplasms

Last Updated: June 10, 2019

Status: Recruiting

Locations: Duarte, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles, CA. Pasadena, CA. Sacramento, CA. Aurora, CO. Baltimore, MD. Ann Arbor, MI. Rochester, MN. Columbus, OH. Pittsburgh, PA. Nashville, TN. Nashville, TN. Madison, WI.

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Rare Tumors


Conditions: Carcinoma, Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal, Mesothelioma, Breast Neoplasms, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Germinoma, Ovarian Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Transitional Cell, Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic, Teratoma, Carcinoid Tumor, Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine, Seminoma, Choriocarcinoma, Pheochromocytoma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Neoplasms, Second Primary, Carcinoma, Endometrioid, Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous, Chordoma, Paraganglioma, Carotid Body Tumor, Hemangiosarcoma, Trophoblastic Neoplasms, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell, Nerve Sheath Neoplasms, Neurofibrosarcoma, Testicular Neoplasms, Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Fibroma, Salivary Gland Neoplasms, Thyroid Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Ductal, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, Sex Cord-Gonadal Stromal Tumors, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Carcinoma, Islet Cell, Vulvar Neoplasms, Paget Disease, Extramammary, Rare Diseases, Adenocarcinoma, Papillary, Carcinoma, Acinar Cell, Fibromatosis, Aggressive, Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar, Mixed Tumor, Mullerian, Parathyroid Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Giant Cell, Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms, Hydatidiform Mole, Invasive, Pituitary Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Unknown Primary, Odontogenic Tumors

Last Updated: June 10, 2019

Status: Recruiting

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