My name is Savannah Cline, RN, BSN. I am the medical liaison for
Pacific Meso Center
at Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) at the Pacific Meso Center
(PMC) which is located in . Prior to working at PMC, I worked as a Registered
Nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
unit. You can find my full bio at www.pacificmesocenter.org Los Angeles,
Our scientific advisor, Dr. Robert B. Cameron is one of the leading experts in
North America on
the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Dr.
Cameron has treated hundreds of mesothelioma patients over the last 25
years. He is the innovator of the
lung-sparing Pleurectomy/Decortication surgical procedure for mesothelioma and
believes in saving the lung, removing as much of the visible tumor that he can
see and treating the patient as though they have a chronic disease.
PMC at PHLBI was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit research institute, focused on finding better treatments for sufferers of malignant pleural mesothelioma, which is an asbestos-related cancer affecting the lining of the chest – the pleura.
PMC’s mission is to better serve a growing number of mesothelioma victims by supporting the first-of-its-kind in the nation research lab which provides laboratory-to-the-bedside research that improve mesothelioma victims’ lives and longevity, particularly for those that approach malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) as a chronic, treatable disease.
We currently support 2 research labs. The Punch Worthington Lab. at UCLA and PMCs laboratory at
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, near
UCLA. Our team of scientists are
dedicated to advancing the treatment of lung-sparing therapies for malignant
At PMC, we are able to offer numerous resources to patients, family members and friends. Some of our resources include: The First Meso Connection Program, Mesothelioma: A Patient’s Roadmap, educational materials, and patient information packages to help navigate this journey. In addition to these resources, we are able to help those patients from out of town find suitable accommodations close to UCLA and help with travel arrangements. In some instances we are able to find free accommodations for those suffering financial hardships.
We are in the process of developing online support groups for mesothelioma patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and friends. For those who are interesting in participating, please contact me for further information.I am very excited to be part of this great institute and to furthering our research so that we can make a difference in the lives of those suffering with this dreadful disease. I realize it can be devastating to be diagnosed with mesothelioma and I am here to help as much as I can. Feel free to contact me at any time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 310-474-8223.
Pacific Meso have issued an invitation to everyone for: