Lung Cancer

At Memorial Cancer Institute, innovations in lung cancer treatment and diagnosis set our program apart from others. These include:

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  • Access to the latest advancements in care through clinical trials
  • Innovative techniques for lung cancer diagnosis that increase accuracy and decrease necessity of surgery, like endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • A Patient Navigator to guide you through lung cancer treatment
  • Weekly tumor boards just for lung cancer, where all the patients are discussed confidentially by the team
  • Multidisciplinary clinic that lets you meet with all your doctors from the lung cancer team on the same day and in the same office so that all your questions are answered and so you can start your treatment as soon as possible
  • Technologies like CyberKnife®, combined with the expertise of your lung cancer treatment team, make it possible today to treat many complex lung cancers

While specialists at community oncology centers around the nation may focus on more than one illness, Memorial Cancer Institute dedicates a large team specifically to treating lung cancer.

Schedule a Screening

When caught early, lung cancer is highly treatable. A simple CT scan has been proven to save lives.

Learn about our lung cancer screenings

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Lung Cancer Staging

Our thoracic surgery team performs minimally invasive, technologically advanced lung cancer diagnosis and lung cancer staging procedures that reduce the need for surgery. These include:
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Esophageal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Navigational bronchoscopy

These technologies allow your doctor to more accurately diagnose and stage tumors, even if they’re very small.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

  • Dosimetrists
  • Lung cancer patient navigator
  • Medical oncologists
  • Medical physicists
  • Pathologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Thoracic surgeons
The staff at Memorial has been by my side the whole time. They’re always cheerful. They’re always helpful. You don’t ever have to be afraid of anything. They guide you through it all. They’re always positive, and they’re always telling you you’re going to get through this.
– Christine, lung cancer patient