December 2016  

Happy Holidays to all of our supporters!  

clare A Message from PMC Executive Director Clare Cameron 
Taking stock of the year that is ending is a traditional ritual.  For the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), it's about the incredible lives that have touched us, people from all parts of the world and professions, and life stories.   We think of the progress we have made in our research laboratory and the innovative ideas generated by our researchers.  We remember the fundraisers where we've shared so much more than an event.  And we remember those who are struggling in their fight against mesothelioma as well as their families   Read more 
Research News
PMC lead researcher Raymond Wong PhD., presented "Harnessing the Full Potential of Immunotherapy by Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment" at the 6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma on September 24th, 2016.
Watch his presentation below.

Help us further our research by donating to our International Tissue Bank for Research 
Become an Associate Researcher by donating your blood, urine, and/or saliva to our International Tissue Bank for Research.

Join Us for the Annual PMC Holiday Open House TOMORROW December 14th from 12-7 pm!   

Listen to some holiday tunes around the tree, eat some delicious food while catching up with friends and making new ones, and tour the lab with PMC lead researcher Raymond Wong.  For more information including our address and available parking click here.
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.  

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.  View more photos here.
4th Annual "Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride ~ July 24th, 2016 
Watch the highlight reel from this year's Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride! 

PMC Caregiver Support Group 
This year PMC began offering monthly caregiver support group meetings.  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 For more information 
click here.
5th Annual 5K Walk/Hike for Meso raises $122,000 for research

The 5th anniversary of the 5K Walk for Mesothelioma was held October 23rd at The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Over 350 attendees  walked to raise awareness for mesothelioma and to help raise funds for research.  Thanks to everyone's tireless work $122,000 was raised for mesothelioma research! Let us know your thoughts on the walk by taking this brief
6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma  -  September 24th -  Luskin Center at UCLA

Watch the highlight reel from the Symposium below: 

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