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UM School of Medicine to Establish New Mesothelioma & Thoracic Oncology Treatment & Research Center

National Multi-Disciplinary Initiative to Focus on Research, Education, Patient Care and Faculty Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, today announced the establishment of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Mesothelioma and Thoracic Oncology Treatment and Research Center. The multi-disciplinary Center will enable the School to conduct research, treatment, and education in thoracic oncology to help those suffering from mesothelioma, a rare but often fatal form of cancer that affects the lungs, chest, heart and abdomen, most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.

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