Founded in 2002, the PHLBI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research institute.

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

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). The PMC Laboratory is staffed by dedicated professionals in both nonprofit medical research management and scientific research.

Pacific Thymus Center

PTC logo copy 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.

Dr. Robert B. Cameron, MD FACS

Dr. Robert B. Cameron, MD FACS

Scientific Advisor for The Pacific Mesothelioma Center

Dr. Robert B. Cameron, MD FACS, a professor and senior surgeon, is one of the leading experts in North America on the treatment of pleural mesothelioma and serves as Scientific Advisor for The Pacific Mesothelioma Center.

Mesothelioma Symposium Highlights

UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program

The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual “The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm

“The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride originated as a tribute to “The Great Escape” actor Steve McQueen, who died of mesothelioma. Since its inception, hundreds of riders have gathered each year to honor those who have lost the fight against mesothelioma and to raise money for research.

Join us for lunch, entertainment, craft beer, raffles and more. Visit for registration and more details.