punch worthington laboratoryThe David Punch Worthington Laboratory is located at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. It is the home of exciting new research on novel strategies for the treatment of mesothelioma, lung cancer, leukemia and other occupational cancers.

The Laboratory was made possible by a generous initial donation and continuing support from Roger G. Worthington. Roger Worthington is proud to help launch this vital research effort in honor of his father, Punch Worthington, Ph.D., who passed away from an asbestos-related cancer.  Punch obtained a Ph.D. in Genetics but left a promising career in academia to pursue his true love— labor union organizing and advocacy.