Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

Mesothelioma and Pleural Program at the Penn Lung Center

The Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program is a unique program that consists of a multidisciplinary team of dedicated specialists with a passion and expertise for treating patients with mesothelioma. The Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program offers a true multidisciplinary approach, presenting patients with essentially all treatment options offered worldwide and a number of treatments offered only at Penn. 

Led by a dedicated team of professionals, the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program has one goal: to provide each mesothelioma patient with comprehensive and compassionate care at the highest level possible, both now and in the future.

Mesothelioma Patients Benefit From a Team Approach

The team of physicians who treat mesothelioma and pleural disease at Penn Medicine are among the best in the world. Their specialties cover thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, endocrine and oncologic surgery, hematology/oncology, pathology, psychiatry, radiology and radiation oncology. 

In addition, a patient navigator assists mesothelioma patients with any questions they have, and may help to schedule their appointments with the mesothelioma team.

A key aspect of Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program is the weekly meeting of the multidisciplinary group of specialists who review each case in detail. Each individualized treatment plan is arrived upon after a group discussion based upon presentation of the case and examination of the patient by all specialists involved. 

Promising Results in Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma

Another important component of the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program is the easy access to clinical trials focusing on mesothelioma treatment. In some cases, Penn is the first and only place in the world to offer certain clinical trials to mesothelioma patients. The use of clinical trials underscores the ultimate goal of Penn's program, which is to offer patients the best possible care currently available and to develop the best possible care of the future for mesothelioma patients.

Learn more about the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center web site.