Some countries have been hit as hard or harder by asbestos than the United States, due to safety regulations that were even less adequate than those in America. Consequently, there are cancer centers all over the world dealing with the asbestos cancer illnesses caused by poisoning, including mesothelioma cancer and lung cancers due to asbestos exposure. Some of these centers treat patients, while others do research into potential treatments and cures for asbestos cancer diseases.
Mesothelioma Treatments and Medical Techniques
International cancer and mesothelioma centers may offer treatments and medical techniques that are not available in the U.S. Many countries have their own counterpart to the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and often an equivalent of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and these government agencies regulate the available mesothelioma treatments and other types of cancer. There are also many international cancer registries that track the numbers of asbestos cancer conditions.
Mesothelioma Treatment and Cancer Centers Abroad
Links to a few of the many international cancer centers are given below, and more can be found in the Global Directory at the website for the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).
Center for Medical Genetics ─ University Hospital Gent
BC Cancer Agency (British Columbia)
Institut Gustave-Roussy ─ Europe’s largest cancer center, in Paris
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum ─German Cancer Centre, Heidelberg
Bangalore Institute of Oncology ─ A comprehensive cancer center, Bangalore
National Cancer Center ─ Tokyo
William Hitt Center ─ Tijuana
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre ─ Department of Oncology, largest cancer centre in the Gulf Region
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre at Leeds ─ clinical trials, psychosocial oncology, genetic research and screening
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