01. History

History of Yale Cancer Center

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Cancer Center is a collaborative effort between two highly respected organizations: the Yale School of Medicine, a well-known medical school and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

It’s impossible to think about cancer treatment today without touching on a treatment that was pioneered at Yale University, namely, chemotherapy. Cancer chemotherapy and cancer drug development was discovered at Yale, and the first-ever cancer drug was administered there in 1942. The university has also played a role in other cancer milestones. As far back as the early 1900s, a Yale doctor developed a method for growing tumor cells, an important step in understanding how tumors develop. Later, the first FDA-approved selective immunotherapy treatment for cancer was developed at the university.

Over the past four decades, the center has grown into a powerhouse for research, technology and clinical care. Its successes are rooted in research. By emphasizing the molecular origins of cancer, the Yale Cancer Center promotes treatments that are created for specific types of cancers. Through this process, which the center calls “personalized medicine,” the patient can expect more targeted treatments and fewer side effects. In recent years, Yale Cancer Center has seen its facilities brought up to par with its reputation. In 2009, Yale-New Haven Hospital opened a 14-story, state-of-the-art facility specifically designed for the delivery of cancer treatment.

02. Mesothelioma Care

Mesothelioma Care at Yale Cancer Center

In terms of the treatment of mesothelioma, Yale understands and supports the common treatments of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. They strive to use a multidisciplinary approach with a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons. They also support the use of clinical trials if it’s in the best interest of the patient and their particular case.

03. Specializations

Yale Cancer Center Specializations

  • Multimodal treatment
  • Clinical trials
  • Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions
04. Accreditations

Yale Cancer Center Accreditations

  • Connecticut Magazine Best Doctors recognition
05. Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at Yale Cancer Center

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

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Rare Tumors

Conditions: Carcinoma, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal, Mesothelioma, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Breast Neoplasms, Cholangiocarcinoma, Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Carcinoid Tumor, Carcinoma, Transitional Cell, Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic, Teratoma, Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine, Pheochromocytoma, Seminoma, Choriocarcinoma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous, Carcinoma, Endometrioid, Paraganglioma, Chordoma, Fibromatosis, Aggressive, Hemangiosarcoma, Trophoblastic Neoplasms, Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell, Nerve Sheath Neoplasms, Neurofibrosarcoma, Fibroma, Thyroid Neoplasms, Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, Vulvar Neoplasms, Sex Cord-Gonadal Stromal Tumors, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Carcinoma, Islet Cell, Paget Disease, Extramammary, Adenocarcinoma, Papillary, Carcinoma, Acinar Cell, Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar, Mixed Tumor, Mullerian, Neoplasms, Unknown Primary, Carcinoma, Giant Cell, Neoplasms

Last Updated: July 9, 2020

Status: Recruiting

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