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$150,000 Donation from Long-Time Supporter of Mesothelioma Research Helps Support The Pacific Meso Center's 2013 Agenda
Date:5/2/2013

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is pleased to announce receipt of a generous donation from Roger G. Worthington of the Law Office of Worthington & Caron, P.C., a San Pedro, California-based law firm specializing in the representation of persons diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

The $150,000 donation provides much-needed support for research into advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma being conducted at PMC's laboratory in Los Angeles. The donation also supports three exciting programs that PMC will be presenting during the remainder of 2013 with other nonprofit organizations.

Worthington & Caron, P.C., will serve as the platinum sponsor for the 3rd Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, co-hosted by PMC and UCLA. "These funds will allow us to again convene an outstanding conference of world-renowned physicians and scientists leading the development of novel treatments that preserve the patient's vital lung function," said Robert Cameron , M.D., an internationally-recognized expert in mesothelioma who is again heading this year's symposium. Dr. Cameron is Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and one of PMC's Scientific Advisors.

The Symposium reflects PMC's two-fold mission as a research facility dedicated to finding lung-sparing treatments for pleural mesothelioma, and as a patient advocacy center to help patients obtain urgently-needed assistance in their everyday lives. With a CME-accredited curriculum, the Symposium provides education about the latest advancements in the field for doctors and scientists on the front lines of mesothelioma medicine, and
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