UChicago Medicine cancer experts share the latest in mesothelioma care and research

In honor of Mesothelioma Day 2017, UChicago Medicine mesothelioma experts gathered to talk about the latest in mesothelioma care and research, including new treatments, the genetics of the disease, advanced surgical techniques and patient-focused supportive care services.

Mesothelioma Program

The UChicago Medicine mesothelioma program is one of the largest programs dedicated to comprehensive mesothelioma care in the United States. We offer a full range of treatment options, from novel targeted therapies and advanced surgical techniques to clinical trials of promising new treatments.

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Hedy Kindler, MD

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD, is an internationally recognized cancer expert who specializes in the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and malignant mesothelioma (a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure). She serves as medical director for the gastrointestinal oncology and mesothelioma programs.

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Kiran K. Turaga, MD, MPH

Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, is a surgical oncologist with a special interest in the treatment of advanced malignancies, including metastatic cancers. He is an expert in regional perfusion including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a technique that delivers high doses of heated chemotherapy directly to abdominal organs.

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