Targeting Mesothelioma: A Team of Experts Tackles a Formidable Foe


May 31, 2011

Cancers starting in the pleura – the membrane surrounding the lung and lining the chest -- are among the deadliest and most difficult cancers. They typically result in a life expectancy of less than a year. No one knows this better than Joseph Friedberg, MD, co-director of the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program.

But that hasn’t stopped him and a group of dedicated specialists at Penn from joining forces to fight this disease.

“Most people think it’s untreatable…. but we don’t believe that’s the case.” Read More

Learn more about Penn's Mesothelioma and Pleural Program