Choosing a mesothelioma cancer treatment center can be a daunting task. To begin with, mesothelioma patients must decide whether they want to attend a cancer treatment center that offers traditional treatments, non-traditional and innovative treatments (such as clinical trials), or both. In addition, mesothelioma patients must choose either a cancer treatment center that specializes in treating malignant mesothelioma, or a cancer center that treats many different cancer types. Finally, mesothelioma patients must find a cancer treatment center that they feel comfortable with.

A good place to start looking for a mesothelioma cancer treatment center is with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI has designated 41 cancer centers throughout the United States as “Comprehensive Cancer Centers,” indicating that the facility has fulfilled certain NCI criteria related to research and public information, education and outreach activities. These elite cancer treatment centers have been recognized for their scientific excellence, and have dedicated themselves to preventing, treating, and curing cancer. Below is a list of NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers by state:

Alabama

  • UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center1824 6th Avenue, S.Birmingham, AL 35294Request an appointment: (800) UAB-0933 or (205) 975-8222“¢ http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/  

Arizona

  • Arizona Cancer Center1515 N. Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85724Request an appointment: (520) 626-2900 “¢ http://www.azcc.arizona.edu                       

California

  • City of Hope National Medical Center1500 E. Duarte RoadDuarte, CA 91010Request an appointment: (866) 434-HOPE (4673)“¢ http://www.cityofhope.org
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Moores Cancer Center3855 Health Sciences DriveLa Jolla, CA 92093Request an appointment: (866) 773-2703 or (858) 822-6200“¢ http://www.cancer.ucsd.edu/
  • UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center10833 Le Conte AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90095Request an appointment: (310) 206-6909, (310) 794-1648 or (310) 794-6726“¢ http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/
  • USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center1441 Eastlake AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90033Request an appointment: (323) 865-3000“¢ http://ccnt.hsc.usc.edu/
  • University of California, Irvine (UCI) Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center101 The City Drive, S.Orange, CA 92868Request an appointment: (877) UCI-DOCS (824-3627)“¢ http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/cancer/
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Cancer Center1600 Divisadero StreetSan Francisco, CA 94115Request an appointment: (888) 689-8273 or (415) 885-7777“¢ http://cancer.ucsf.edu/
  • Stanford University Comprehensive Cancer Center875 Blake Wilbur DriveStanford, CA 94305Request an appointment: (877) 668-7535“¢ http://cancer.stanford.edu/

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

  • Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University3800 Reservoir Road, NWWashington, DC 20007Request an appointment: (202) 444-2223 “¢ http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/

Florida

  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute12902 Magnolia DriveTampa, FL 33612Request an appointment: (888) 860-2778 or (813) 979-3980“¢ http://www.moffitt.org/ 

Illinois

  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern UniversityGalter Pavilion675 N. St. Clair, 21st FloorChicago, IL 60611Request an appointment: (866) LURIE-CC (587-4322)“¢ http://www.cancer.northwestern.edu

Iowa

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center1500 E. Medical Center DriveAnn Arbor, MI 48109Request an appointment: (800) 865-1125“¢ http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute4100 John RDetroit, MI 48201Request an appointment: (800) KARMANOS (527-6266)“¢ http://www.karmanos.org/

Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota Cancer Center425 E. River RoadMinneapolis, MN 55455Request an appointment: (888) CANCER MN (226-2376)(Toll Free in IA, MN, ND, SD, WI)(612) 624-2620 (Outside Area)“¢ http://www.cancer.umn.edu/
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center200 First Street, SWRochester, MN 55905Request an appointment: (507) 538-3270“¢ http://cancercenter.mayo.edu/

Missouri

  • Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine 660 S. Euclid AvenueSt. Louis, MO 63110Request an appointment: (877) 251-6485 or (314) 747-3046“¢ http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital195 Little Albany StreetNew Brunswick, NJ 08903Request an appointment: (732) 828-3000“¢ http://www.rwjuh.edu/

New York

  • Roswell Park Cancer InstituteElm and Carlton StreetsBuffalo, NY 14263Request an appointment: (800) ROSWELL (767-9355)“¢ http://www.roswellpark.org/
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center1275 York AvenueNew York, NY 10021Request an appointment: (800) 525-2225“¢ http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center161 Fort Washington AvenueNew York, NY 10032Request an appointment: (877) NYP-WELL (697-9355)“¢ http://hiccc.columbia.edu/

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center102 West DriveChapel Hill, NC 27599 Request an appointment: (866) 828-0270“¢ http://cancer.med.unc.edu/
  • Duke Comprehensive Cancer CenterErwin RoadDurham, NC 27710Request an appointment: (888) ASK-DUKE (275-3853)“¢ http://www.cancer.duke.edu/
  • Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer CenterMedical Center BoulevardWinston-Salem, NC 27157Request an appointment: (800) 446-2255 or (336) 716-2255“¢ http://www1.wfubmc.edu/cancer

Ohio

  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ireland Cancer Center11100 Euclid AvenueCleveland, OH 44106Request an appointment: (800) 641-2422“¢ http://cancer.case.edu/
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute300 W. 10th AvenueColumbus, OH 43210Request an appointment: (800) 293-5066 or (614) 293-5066“¢ http://www.jamesline.com/

Pennsylvania

  • Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania3400 Spruce StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104Request an appointment: (800) 789-PENN (7366)“¢ http://www.penncancer.org/
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center333 Cottman AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19111Request an appointment: (215) 728-2570                      “¢ http://www.fccc.edu/
  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute5150 Centre AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15232Request an appointment: (412) 647-2811“¢ http://www.upci.upmc.edu/

Tennessee

  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center691 Preston BuildingNashville, TN 37232Request an appointment: (800) 811-8480“¢ http://www.vicc.org/

Texas

  • University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center1515 Holcombe BoulevardHouston, TX 77030Request an appointment: (800) 392-1611 or (713) 792-6161“¢ http://www.mdanderson.org/

Vermont

  • Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont89 Beaumont AvenueBurlington, VT 05405Request an appointment: (802) 656-4414“¢ http://www.vermontcancer.org/

Washington

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center1100 Fairview Avenue, N.Seattle, WA 98109 Request an appointment: (800) 804-8824 or (206) 288-1024“¢ http://www.fhcrc.org/

Wisconsin

National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers

  • UC Davis Cancer Center4501 X StreetSacramento, CA 95817Request an appointment: (800) 362-5566 or (916) 734-5900“¢ http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/
  • University of Chicago Hospitals5841 S. Maryland AvenueChicago, IL 60637Request an appointment: (888) UCH-0200“¢ http://www.uchospitals.edu/
  • NYU Cancer Institute550 First AvenueNew York, NY 10016Request an appointment: (888) 7-NYU-MED (769-8633) “¢ http://ci.med.nyu.edu/
  • “¢ The Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center9500 Euclid AvenueCleveland, OH 44195Request an appointment: (866) 320-4573 or (216) 444-5501 “¢ http://my.clevelandclinic.org/cancer/

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