Lung Cancer

Customized Treatment for Lung Cancers of All Stages and Types

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer care, including prevention and early detection, assessment of people at high risk for the disease, genetic testing, and the latest and most promising treatments for advanced disease. Our expert providers have helped to discover and develop new treatments for lung cancer that were out of reach just a decade ago. We also offer many novel treatments through clinical trials. Hallmarks of our lung cancer care include:

  • World-Recognized Leaders in Cancer Care: U.S. News & World Report has named NewYork-Presbyterian a top-ranked hospital in the country for cancer treatment. We are home to two of the nation's leading cancer centers: the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and the Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program and Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
  • A Team of Experts: Your team consists of nationally known medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, and respiratory therapists who work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your needs. They meet regularly to discuss your case and make sure you are receiving the most effective lung cancer therapies. Our patient coordinators help you schedule tests and appointments, provide directions, assist with insurance issues, and guide you and your caregivers during your experience with cancer.
  • Lung Cancer Treatment Based on the Latest Medical Research: We treat all types and stages of lung cancer, including non-small cell carcinomas (such as adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma), small cell lung cancer, and mediastinal and pleural tumors including thymoma and mesothelioma. Your treatment may include a combination of chemotherapy, targeted therapies, surgery, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. We may give some treatments before surgery and others afterward. Our researchers are examining ways to determine almost immediately whether a lung treatment is working on the cellular level, rather than having to wait to see if a tumor shrinks. Armed with this knowledge, your providers will know whether you should continue receiving that treatment or another, potentially more effective therapy.
  • Precision Medicine: We analyze your tumor for its genetic features to discover your cancer's unique “fingerprint.” The information we learn from DNA sequencing can help us choose therapies that may target the molecules driving the growth of your lung cancer. This "precision medicine" approach is revolutionizing the care of people with all types of cancer.
  • Immunotherapy: NewYork-Presbyterian is a world leader in cancer care and immunotherapy. We have a robust research program featuring many clinical trials evaluating new immunotherapies and novel ways of combining immunotherapy with other cancer treatments. The only way patients can access these specialized treatments is through these pivotal clinical trials, which are typically found only at academic medical centers such as ours.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: We provide your cancer care in modern, comfortable infusion centers and radiation therapy units, using advanced equipment and technologies.
  • Treating All of You: To support your quality of life, we offer palliative care, which includes services such as pain management. We treat anemia and use medicines to help spare your bones from the possible effects of cancer and its treatments. Our nutritionists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, palliative care experts, and others will help you and your loved ones address the effects of cancer and its treatment —physical, emotional, and spiritual. We understand the burden cancer can place on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and we do whatever we can to lessen that burden.
  • Specialists and Subspecialists in Every Area: At NewYork-Presbyterian, we treat the whole person. You'll have access to the full resources at our top-ranked academic medical centers, including specialists from all areas who collaborate with our cancer experts to provide comprehensive care. This collaboration makes NewYork-Presbyterian an excellent choice for people with lung cancer.
  • Clinical Trials of Promising New Treatments: With two major academic medical centers, we participate in clinical trials for all types of lung cancer. These studies offer you access to investigational therapies that show promise for fighting your cancer. Scientists in our laboratories are also scrutinizing the intricacies of lung cancer development and applying their findings to create better therapies.

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