Mesothelioma Treatment Program Expanding in Central Florida

When he first joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2019, thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcelo DaSilva wondered just how successful he could be in creating a mesothelioma specialty center in Central Florida. Now he knows. DaSilva was initially hoping to create a program that would allow Florida mesothelioma patients to stay closer to home – instead of traveling across the country – and still get the best possible treatment for this rare, tough-to-treat malignancy. But he’s already done considerably more. His vision has grown, and so has his program. More patients will benefit greatly. DaSilva recently expanded his program to involve sister facility AdventHealth Celebration, a state-of-the-art, resort-style hospital in nearby Kissimmee, Florida. Mesothelioma Research Expertise Is Critical AdventHealth Celebration is where DaSilva joins forces with esteemed medical oncologist and mesothelioma specialist Dr. George Simon, who has been lauded for his cutting-edge clinical research involving immunotherapy. Simon came to Celebration a year ago from MD Anderson Cancer Center to lead the collaborative research efforts between the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the AdventHealth Cancer Institute in Orlando. “Now we have the best of two very robust cancer programs behind us,” DaSilva told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “I think we are on the verge of becoming known as the premier mesothelioma program in the country. There is no other place with so many...
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