Pacific Meso Center
The Pacific Meso Center (PMC), a division of The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, was established in 2002 with the goal of becoming the most innovative research and treatment organization in the world for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). PMC focuses on specific areas of research that improve mesothelioma victims’ lives and longevity, particularly those promising treatments that approach MPM as a chronic, treatable disease. The ultimate goal of PMC is finding a cure for mesothelioma. The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research institute.
What PMC Does
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have come to the right place. Finding hope, the best course of treatment – and a renewed quality of life – begins here. What do we know about this disease? The most common form is malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). It occurs in the vast majority of mesothelioma patients – over 70% of cases are found in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Often caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma has had limited treatment options until recently.