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International Mesothelioma Conference Will Kick Off at UCLA

Thoracic surgeon and renowned mesothelioma specialist Dr. Robert Cameron will be hosting the 6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the UCLA School of Medicine. Cameron, director of the UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program, is a global leader in the development of the lung-sparing pleurectomy/decortication surgery and a vocal advocate for military veterans who develop the asbestos-related disease. The conference will cover the latest in mesothelioma therapeutics, including novel immunotherapies, gene therapy, upcoming clinical trials and surgical advancements. The purpose is to improve the understanding of multidisciplinary treatment, learn about adjuvant therapy possibilities, raise awareness to various types of immunological therapies, and emphasize the need to treat mesothelioma as a chronic disease. Oncologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, nurses, medical students, mesothelioma advocates, patients and families across the nation will attend to exchange thoughts and ideas. The Mesothelioma Center’s Patient Advocates Karen Selby and Vanessa Blanco will participate, ensuring patients and loved ones who reach out to the organization in the coming months will receive the latest information on mesothelioma treatments. Selby, a registered nurse with a surgical and oncological background, joined The Mesothelioma Center in 2009. “It’s important for us to be there, hearing about the cutting-edge research and learni...
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