PHLBI has made huge strides in mesothelioma research in 2013. The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) opened at 10780 Santa Monica Boulevard in 2011. The Center features a new laboratory dedicated exclusively to research on malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) as well as administrative offices and a conference room. PHLBI is the first free-standing mesothelioma research laboratory in Los Angeles. The PHLBI Center was made possible through the generous financial support from our donors as well as The Asbestos Legal Center in San Francisco and the law offices of Worthington & Caron, P.C.