About Dr. Robert B. Cameron
Dr. Robert B. Cameron is one of the leading experts on pleural mesothelioma and is the Scientific Advisor for The Pacific Mesothelioma Center. Having founded UCLA’s reputed mesothelioma program, Dr. Cameron remains an active director today.
He has been treating patients for over 20 years and is credited with inventing the pleurectomy with decortication (P/D) surgery that is now widely used to treat pleural mesothelioma.
P/D is a lung-saving surgical procedure for pleural mesothelioma patients, where the lining of the affected lung is removed yet the lung itself remains intact.
As a board-certified general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Cameron has been involved in various studies for the National Cancer Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, and the UCSF School of Medicine.
Dr. Cameron is a co-founder and former director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the first medical research foundation (and the only non-profit organization) committed to the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma.
Today, the charity has been awarded a total of $10 million in grant funding, plus a further $15.1 million from the Department of Defence to aid research into mesothelioma.
Dr. Cameron travels extensively throughout the U.S. to teach surgeons how to manage mesothelioma.
His research has been published in a variety of scientific research papers as well as academic books related to cancer treatment of the lungs. He is also the editor of Practical Oncology, an academic journal.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Network has no affiliation with and is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Robert B. Cameron. The contact information above is listed for informational purposes only. You have the right to contact Dr. Cameron directly.