- Innovative Approaches
- Knowledge of Diagnosing and Staging Cancer Of The Lung
- Evolving Medical Oncology
- Genotyping: Entering a brand new Era Treating Cancer Of The Lung Care
- Excellence in Surgical Care
- Pioneering Radiation Therapies
- Dr. Alice Shaw, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA/USA
In the center for Thoracic Cancers, our multidisciplinary group of cancer of the lung specialists come up with an extensive plan for treatment only for you. Many lung patients take advantage of our approach. You will notice cancer of the lung specialists from medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgery. We:
People are usually seen within 1 week of referral.
The Middle for Thoracic Cancers is probably the first in america to supply new targeted therapies for non-small cell cancer of the lung. Consistently rated among the best in the united states by U.S. News & World Report, we offer the promising new therapies and innovative methods to clinical care, including:
Knowledge of Diagnosing and Staging Cancer Of The Lung
All people in our group of pathologists and radiologists are across the country renowned for their expertise. Our pathologists take part in weekly tumor board conferences, discussing details about each patient&rsquos unique cancer using the entire team to assist guide care planning. Our radiologists make use of the innovative imaging tools to identify and stage thoracic cancers and also to identify alterations in tumors. Our imaging methods include:
Our non-invasive image-led procedures for diagnosis include:
Evolving Medical Oncology
Newer and more effective cancer drugs presently available or perhaps in development are made to block a few of the mutations that create tumors to develop. By targeting tumor gene mutations using these &ldquosmart drugs&rdquo, our doctors are starting to learn how to destroy cancer cells in certain patients’ tumors without traditional chemotherapy and radiation.
We’re among a select couple of centers on the planet to provide comprehensive genotyping of thoracic cancers included in our pathological assessment. Genotyping enables us to check each tumor for several genetic mutations, which could reveal weaknesses within an individual&rsquos cancer. We are able to exploit these weaknesses using targeted therapies. Understanding genetics of the tumor allows us to choose the very best strategy to someone&rsquos cancer.
Genotyping: Entering a brand new Era Treating Cancer Of The Lung Care
We’re among a select couple of healthcare institutions on the planet to provide comprehensive genotyping of thoracic cancers like a routine element of our pathological assessment. This genotyping enables us to check each tumor for several genetic mutations. These genetic markers indicate certain weaknesses within an individual&rsquos cancer weaknesses that people can exploit using targeted therapies. By comprehending the genetics behind each lung tumor we could pick the specific kind of treatment that’ll be best for your particular patient&rsquos cancer. Find out more about genotyping.
Excellence in Surgical Care
We of dedicated surgeons treats probably the most challenging and sophisticated cases from over the US. We focus only on thoracic surgery and also have pioneered many now-standard procedures accustomed to treat thoracic cancers. They provides condition-of-the-art evaluation, treatment and publish-surgical services, including:
We provide many non-invasive surgical treatments, for example:
Pioneering Radiation Therapies
Our radiation oncologists use advanced therapies offered at merely a couple of hospitals. Radiation might be given alone, or in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy.
Patients at our center who’re scheduled for radiation will undergo a 4-D CT scan for pre-treatment planning. The 4th dimension, time, refers back to the movement a tumor may have because of the patient&rsquos breathing. If planning reveals that the tumor will probably move considerably during treatment, our radiation oncologists could use respiratory system gating – a method made to deliver radiation only if the tumor is incorporated in the exhale phase of breathing to assist spare healthy surrounding tissue.
Find out more about radiotherapy.