Divisions of the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Established in 2002, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, freestanding research institution that is committed to advancing medical research that may lead to new treatments, early detection and prevention programs for chronic disorders— including cancers of the heart, lung and blood.
The following organizations also operate under the PHLBI umbrella:
Pacific Mesothelioma Center
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) is known internationally for its research and clinical guidelines promoting lung-sparing therapies for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). PMC’s mission is to better serve a growing number of mesothelioma victims by supporting the first-of-its-kind and only in-house lab, in the nation.
Pacific Thymus Center
There are two types of cancer of the thymus, thymomas and thymic carcinomas. Both types of thymus cancer involve epithelial tumors, which means they are located on the outside surface of the thymus gland.