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Event Date: November 15, 2011

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the cells that line the chest and abdominal cavities. It results in one of the most aggressive types of tumors, and current median survival from diagnosis is just twelve months. Exposure to airborne asbestos or erionite particles increases one's risk of developing mesothelioma.

While the stats are bleak, progress is being made.

Dr. Carbone, director of the UH Cancer Center, and colleagues including Drs. Haining Yang and Giovanni Gaudino, have made a series of recent scientific breakthroughs that will lead to new ways to prevent and treat the disease. The 3.58M gift to the UH Cancer Center will help them remain at the forefront of thoracic oncology research.

$3.58M Advances Mesothelioma Research »