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U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Thoracic Oncology Program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center has assembled a team to provide care to our patients diagnosed with lung cancer: small cell, non-small cell lung cancer or mesothelioma. The team is staffed by thoracic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists and nurses dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care. For patients with lung cancer, optimal treatment usually requires the integration of multiple therapeutic modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Our team consists of experts in each of these disciplines who focus extensively on the care of patients with lung cancer and who meet regularly in a Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic and the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Conference to determine the best management strategy for each individual patient.

Research and Innovation:

The U-M Thoracic Oncology Program has also developed and participated in numerous clinical trials for patients with all stages of small cell and non-small cell lung cancer to evaluate novel therapeutic strategies using leading-edge chemotherapy agents and radiotherapy techniques.