International Mesothelioma Program The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) was founded by Program Director Dr. David Sugarbaker in 2002 at Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Since its inception, Dr. Sugarbaker has led a multidisciplinary team focused on conducting complex clinical research and translating findings into cutting-edge mesothelioma treatments and potentially curative therapies. Watch Dr. Sugarbaker discuss the program and how it developed.
National Cancer Institute: Malignant Mesothelioma
The National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health provides up-to-date information on mesothelioma and clinical trials, resources for people dealing with mesothelioma and details for researchers and health professionals.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is an excellent resource for finding hospitals and physicians, current guidelines in oncology and clinical trials.
Advocacy, Education and Support
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) provides a unified voice for asbestos victims in working towards awareness, education, advocacy, prevention support and a cure for asbestos-related diseases.
American Board of Pain Medicine
The ABPM is committed to the certification of qualified physicians in the field of Pain Medicine. Here, you can find doctors board certified in pain management.
Coping with Serious Illness
AARP offers a wealth of information about "The Grief Journey" and AARP Grief Programs. They also have sections on finding community support and resources, coping with your loss, remembering and celebrating the life of a loved one and helping others heal when they have suffered a loss. Online support groups are also offered.
Hospice Foundation of America
HFA offers information on the benefits of hospice and assistance in locating a hospice near you. They also offer information on several topics, including "Guilt & Regret In Prolonged Illness" and "Shattering Eight Myths About Grief". You can search their "End of Life" Database, where you can find a wealth of information on pain management, death with dignity, bereavement, estate planning and improving quality of care.
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