Spring 2017

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!  
Immunotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

PHLBI Lead Researcher Raymond Wong 

PHLBI has developed a promising cancer immunotherapy treatment platform based on genetically engineered adult human mesenchymal stem cells.Cell-based immunotherapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T cells, are rapidly moving through clinical trials and have a high cure rate for certain blood cancers. PHLBI's research staff, led by Lab Officer Raymond Wong, Ph.D., is now conducting extensive experiments to optimize these next-generation cancer treatment products. Read More 


This Valentine's Day people gave more than just their heart, they gave their blood for research! Donors joined us at our office on Santa Monica Blvd and celebrated this day of love with us, eating chocolates, and helping us collect data for current and future projects investigating treatments for diseases of the heart, lung, and blood for our International Tissue Bank for Research . For more information about the tissue bank and how you can donate click  here .
Global Images USA in Conjunction with PMC Celebrated its Grand Opening Party At the W Hollywood Hotel 
on April 5th

Over 300 people joined us  on Wednesday, April 5th to celebrate the grand opening of Global Images USA's newest gallery, aptly named the Hollywood Gallery, inside the W Hollywood Hotel. Attendees helped us mark the gallery's unveiling of their newest collections, paired with a live art installation/demonstration by Ann McFerran, a silent auction, live music, and great company.

Sale proceeds from the specially priced collections and food and beverage purchases benefited The Pacific Mesothelioma Center. Click here to look at photos from this event.  

Grab your bike or join us for lunch at PMC's 5th Annual "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride on  Sunday, June 4th, 2017  starting, for the first time ever, at two different locations:Top Rocker Harley Davidson in Canoga Park and Antelope Valley Harley Davidson and ending at  Newcomb's Ranch in La Canada

Gary Bryan of K-Earth 101 and Fabio are returning as Emcee and Celebrity Grand Marshal and will be joined by other celebrity riders such as Kristy Swanson, SOA actor Rusty Coones, Mayans M.C. actor Antonio Jaramillo, and Lloyd Eisler.  We hope to see you there! Register Now.

This February PMC celebrated the one year anniversary of its 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 .

Please join us for our 6th 5K Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma on  Sunday, October, 22nd, 2017 at the Paramount Ranch.   At this year's walk, we will have delicious food, entertainment, and opportunity drawings. Walk with us so we can find better treatment options for mesothelioma. Help us reach our $150,000 goal and  Register Now.

Listen to mesothelioma experts, from all over the world, discuss the latest treatment trends and research at PMC's 7th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the brand new UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Watch the highlight reel from last year's symposium featuring presentations from doctors, researchers,nurse practitioners, and PHLBI staff hereStay tuned for registration details for the 7th International Symposium on Mesothelioma.