Newton Center, Massachusetts (PressExposure) November 29, 2007 -- Each year, malignant pleural mesothelioma affects over 3,000 people in the United States. Without therapy, most patients will die within 4 to 12 months following diagnosis. But thanks to the dedication of physicians like David Sugarbaker, M.D., mesothelioma victims are living longer and more comfortablyâand a cure for the deadly cancer moves closer each day. Dr. Sugarbaker is Director of Thoracic Surgery at the Dana Farber/Brigham and Womenâs Cancer Center in Boston and the founder of the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP), a clinical and research initiative focused on advancing mesothelioma treatment. In clinical trials, Dr. Sugarbakerâs multi-modality treatment approachâone that combines surgery, chemotherapy and radiationâhas added years onto the lives of patients with pleural mesothelioma.
âThe groundbreaking work of Dr. Sugarbaker has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of malignant mesothelioma,â says Attorney Jim Sokolove, founder and principal of the Law Offices of James Sokolove (www.jimsokolove.com). âHis dedication, and that of other pioneers in this field, is in part what inspired us to create the Mesothelioma Resource Center.â
The Mesothelioma Resource Center is a new national resource designed to help serve the needs of mesothelioma cancer victims and their families. The website offers information on the latest mesothelioma treatments as well as a discussion forum where victims can reach out to others who have been affected by the disease. Dr. Sugarbaker and other leaders in mesothelioma research contributed their time and expertise to the siteâs development.
âWeâre keeping our finger on the pulse of modern mesothelioma research, and translating new discoveries into useable information for victims and their families,â Sokolove says. âOur hope for the Mesothelioma Resource Center is that it becomes a leading resource for information on this aggressive illness.â
Those interested in learning more about Dr. David Sugarbaker and the International Mesothelioma Program can visit http://www.impmeso.org. Additional information on malignant mesothelioma causes, treatment options, and support resources can be found at http://www.mesorc.com.
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