Spring 2016  

Happy Spring to all of our supporters!  Catch up on the what is going on at the Pacific Mesothelioma Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, including a new research update, upcoming events, and new offers!  

News from the Research Lab
Immunotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

The past year has witnessed truly stunning progress in mesothelioma research.  A new immunotherapy drug that targets malignant pleural mesothelioma has shown promise in early trial results.  In less than six months, tumors shrunk in nearly 75% of participants receiving this experimental medication.  The need for life-extending treatments, and ideally a cure, is more imminent than ever.  The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), under the auspices of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is proud to be on the forefront of the search for cutting edge medical solutions - including immunotherapy - to combat this devastating disease.   Read More.
Help us Further Our Research by Donating to our International Tissue Bank for Research 
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Become an Associate Researcher by donating your blood, urine, and/or saliva to our International Tissue Bank for Research.

Please consider donating as your participation could help us make breakthroughs in our research. Learn more about how to donate  
Mid-Century Soiree featuring Frank Worth's Hollywood Golden Age Photography & Silent Auction 
Over 260 people attended the Mid-Century Soiree and Communal Wine Dinner at Le Petit Paris on March 24th, 2016.  The soiree included wine tasting by  LA Wine Tasting, 
music,and delicious French cuisine by 

Proceeds from the sale of the Frank Worth photographs benefited the Pacific Mesothelioma Center.  See more photos from the soiree here.
Mad Hatter Tea Party at the SLS Hotel:Beverly Hills Celebrates PMC Donors 
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center threw a Mad Hatter  Tea   Party   April 23rd, 2016  at the SLS Hotel: Beverly Hills in honor of our donors.  

The event was a fun affair with tea , a hat competition, opportunity drawings, and musical entertainment.  Many thanks to our sponsors Stick and Stones Floral Design for the beautiful floral arrangements and Hollywood Hatters for donating an array of tea party hats. View more photos here.
Save the Date for our 4th Annual "Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride ~ Sunday, July 24th, 2016!
Grab your bike or join us for lunch at PMC's 4th Annual "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 starting at Glendale  Harley and ending at  Newcomb's Ranch in La Canada

Gary Bryan of K-Earth 101 and Fabio are returning as Emcee and Celebrity Grand Marshall as well as Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler as celebrity riders.  We hope to see you there!   Register Now. 
PMC Now Offering a Caregiver Support Group 
This February PMC held its first monthly caregivers support group meeting.  The support group led by PMC Nurse Practitioner Lien Hua-Feng and Sonia Jarvis-Bayek was created to give caregivers of mesothelioma patients an outlet to ask questions, share stories, and release difficult emotions If you would like to join the support group or simply sit in on a meeting please  click here.
Register Now for the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Hike for Meso

Please join us for our 5th 5K Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma on Sunday, October, 23rd, 2016 at the Paramount Ranch. At this year's walk we will have delicious food, entertainment, and opportunity drawings. We anticipate this walk being our best yet, especially with our new user friendly website. Help us reach our $150,000 goal and Register Now.
Save the date for the 6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma  - Saturday, September 24th, 2016 - New Luskin Center at UCLA
Listen to mesothelioma experts discuss the latest treatment trends and research at PMC's 6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the brand new 
UCLA Luskin Conference Center.
   This year's symposium features speakers from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Bradford, NYU, UCSF, University of Hawaii, and UCLA, with a variety of engaging topics such as genetic immunotherapy, HOX genes, cryoablation, prevention and early detection, and dendritic cells. Stay tuned for registration details.