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Centers of Excellence

The Lung Center

International Mesothelioma Program

The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was founded in 2002 in response to the rising incidence of mesothelioma around the world. Since that time, it has become the premier center for mesothelioma care and the largest program of its kind in the world.

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an uncommon but serious cancer. Asbestos exposure is a risk factor for mesothelioma. Learn more about mesothelioma.

Why choose the Brigham for mesothelioma care?

Our team features a wide array of specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, critical care specialists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains, nutritionists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, psychologists, and other clinicians. Together, we provide world-class care, personalized to address the unique needs of every patient, in a supportive and compassionate environment.

More than 80 caregivers, scientists, and supportive staff work together to fulfill our mission. As a team, we are dedicated to:

  • Developing and employing the most effective, cutting-edge treatments for mesothelioma.
  • Improving the quality of life for mesothelioma patients and their families and friends.
  • Researching how and why mesothelioma develops and translating these findings into improved patient care;

Learn more about the International Mesothelioma Program.

I'm a patient. How do I make an appointment?

Call The Lung Center at 1-844-BWH-LUNG (1-844-294-5864) to make an appointment with a chest wall cancer specialist or request an appointment online.

I'm a physician. How can I refer a patient?

Physicians can call 1-844-BWH-LUNG (1-844-294-5864) to refer a patient or can make an online referral.

Where is the Lung Center located?

The Lung Center is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at the 15 Francis Street entrance. Thoracic surgery, pulmonary and critical care medicine and thoracic imaging are also in the same location, allowing patients to see multiple specialists in a single visit.


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