Results from a clinical trial, conducted by Papworth Hospital NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust of the UK, indicate that partial pleurectomy significantly improved the quality of life and control of pleural effusion (accumulation of fluid between layers of tissue that line the lungs and chest cavity) in mesothelioma patients. The multicenter clinical trial, or MesoVATS Trial, included 175 patients with pleural mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.
In Central Florida, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is highly regarded for providing outstanding multidisciplinary work in fighting mesothelioma and other cancer. Located in Tampa, Moffitt has a specialized group of doctors within the Thoracic Oncology Department and is known as one of the top cancer care facilities in the country. Patients now diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer in Crystal River, Ocala, Hernando, Spring Hill, Leesburg and across Central Florida as a result of exposure to asbestos no longer have to travel out of state for the best treatment.